Wellbeing and emotional support
Going to university provides you with the some of the most rewarding experiences you will have. But we know there may be times that you may need support, whether it is to talk through personal matters, manage a health issue or seek external advice.
Personal wellbeing support
Based in each of our four Colleges, our Student Wellbeing Officers are friendly, supportive staff who can help you with anything from managing your finances to dealing with personal issues.
They are your first port of call for any problem you might have. This could range from financial guidance, advice and support for personal safety, including harassment and assault, or advice on accessing other support services, including those listed below. They are also someone you can go to if you just want a friendly, supportive conversation.
As well as offering confidential support, they can also help you find sources of advice and support from outside the University, including counselling, mental health and sexual health services.
We provide a range of confidential professional counselling services to help you address personal or emotional problems and help you overcome them. This includes on-campus professional counsellors and free psychological therapy for depression, provided through our renowned Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST) clinic.
Our staff can also provide you with access to online self-help resources and local NHS support, including CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), should you need help with anxiety and depression.
Mental health support
Our mental health advisors can support you if you are experiencing difficulties related to a mental health diagnosis. This can involve providing interventions, offering advice and guidance, signposting to specialist support services and working with you to strengthen self-management strategies.
We also have an innovative peer-mentoring scheme, in which we can pair you up with a specially-trained student. All of our student mentors are part of the NHS Mental Health Network.
We offer a range of services to make sure you will study and live in a safe, supportive environment. Our Student Wellbeing Team and Students' Union provide support and advice on harassment, bullying, sexual and physical assault and hate crime. They also provide advice on staying safe on and around campus.
We also have security staff working 24-hours a day, seven days a week across our campus. This is one of the reasons why Roehampton is consistently ranked one of the safest universities in London.
Support for students in halls
Living away from home can be a daunting experience at first, but at Roehampton you'll find you will settle in quickly. Part of the reason is our supportive college communities and network of student reps, who are trained to provide you with personal wellbeing support.
If you live on campus, you will be supported by a flat rep, who will live either in your flat or in a nearby one, and a College Residential Officer. They make sure all of our students live in a secure, supportive environment.
Disability and dyslexia support
If you have dyslexia, a disability or a long-term medical condition, we offer specialised services if you ever need extra help, from the moment you join us until you graduate.
Our beautiful campus is designed to be accessible for all students, staff and visitors, so everyone gets the best possible experience.
We have our own on-campus NHS medical centre, offering doctor and nurse-led services, throughout term time.
They can also arrange for you to receive vaccinations if you are travelling abroad and can refer you to one of the many local specialist medical facilities we have in south-west London.
We have a diverse chaplaincy team who provide spiritual support for students of all faiths. The team includes Christian chaplains based in our church foundation colleges, Digby Stuart, Southlands and Whitelands.
We also have two Muslim prayer rooms, a Muslim faith adviser, a Hindu faith adviser and a Rabbi.