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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. 



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:

Student testimonies

"I have been attending Chai and Chat sessions organised by the Health and Wellbeing department. It has helped me analyse problems differently and sooth my anxiety" I am very grateful for their efforts. From arranging different sessions and workshops and most of all, giving importance to the sensitive topic of mental health." - Aishwarya D


"My sessions with Health and Wellbeing have been nothing but life changing. I came to the department with a lot of anxiety and stress, but also a lot of emotional baggage from my past. They allowed me to recognise the reason why I felt like I did, but more importantly, how to react when I do have an anxiety attack. This undoubtedly is what allowed me to complete my studies and spread my academic wings fully." - Omar M



Disability Support Allowance

If you are a UK student you may be eligible for Disabled Student Allowances. These are government grants which can contribute towards the extra costs of studying at university with a disability. They may be able to fund specialist equipment, software, travel expenses or even human support. We strongly advise all students and applicants with disabilities to apply and we are happy to help you do so.

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.