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Health and Wellbeing

It is important to look after yourself when you are studying. We know that there may be times when you need some extra help. 



COVID-19 Guidance

As of Tuesday 13th April 2021, you can visit the campus to use some of our services. 

To do this, you will need to book an appointment through Compass or call us on 020 7531 7333. 

All of our services can also be accessed via telephone, email, Teams, Compass and Canvas. Our core services are available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note: Due to government restrictions, classes will continue to be taught online only.

Confidential support

We offer information, advice and guidance on a range of wellbeing related topics. Below you will find a brief description of what support is offered and any associated definitions. We are your first point of contact for wellbeing related concerns and will ensure that you are supported throughout your time at the University of Sunderland in London.

The Health and Wellbeing team run events and campaigns every semester to raise awareness of public health and wellness related topics to empower our student body.

The primary areas in which support is given are:

We offer:

Getting reasonable adjustments in place:

In order to register with Health and Wellbeing and to obtain reasonable adjustments, we request some personal details about you and your health needs. All personal information will be handled and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR 2018.

Examples of personal information we may request from you, include*:

Medical letters need to be:

Letters should also state the nature of your diagnosis or condition(s), (long or short term), the impact of your diagnosis or condition(s) on your day-to-day life and recommendations for how we may be able to support you while you study at UoSiL. We will then discuss with you the reasonable adjustments that we may be able to put in place.

*Please note: this is not an exhaustive list and evidence required may vary depending on your medical circumstances.

Get in touch

If you or anyone is in immediate danger of hurting themselves or others:

How you can access support from the Health and Wellbeing Team:

Disability Support Allowance

Disability Support Allowance (DSA) is a grant issued by Student Finance England (SFE) where you can get additional funding that may support you with your academic progress, depending on need and evidence. You can apply for DSA to cover some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health problem, long-term illness or any other disability. This funding allows you to invest in your support required to manage course work and assignments better. We support you with information on Disability Student Allowance (DSA) and guide you to fill out the form.

Overview of the DSA

Information on how to claim DSA

Help finding a DSA assessment centre

More links

Domestic violence and COVID-19

The current Coronavirus pandemic may create particularly difficult situations for people at risk from domestic abuse. In particular, if you feel unsafe in your home, you may feel isolated or trapped.

If you, or someone you know, is in danger please call 999 immediately, or 111 if it's not an emergency. You can find more help, advice and guidance at: 

 Advice and support is available for everyone regardless of financial situation, nationality or immigration status.

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