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Student Support and Wellbeing

Your time at University will be exciting and rewarding, but it will also have its challenges. We recognise that many of our students will need support during their time at University. Whether you have a longstanding condition or have recently started to experience difficulties, there is a range of support options.

If you are concerned about your mental or physical health you should always consult your GP. Most Durham students are registered with the University Health Centre at Green Lane.

Our JCR Welfare Officer is also available for support

College Wellbeing Support

Your College student support team is here to look after your wellbeing. You can talk to them about any personal, health, or academic concerns that you might have throughout your time at Durham. They can offer you advice and support and, where necessary, liaise with other departments on your behalf. You can set up appointments by email or attend a drop-in session.

Dr Hannah Martin, Assistant Principal

Your JCR Welfare team are elected by the student body. They are here to provide you with peer support throughout your time at Trevs. They also run campaigns weeks to educate and promote conversations about important topics like consent, mental health, and disabilities.

You can read more about our JCR Welfare team on the JCR website.

University Wellbeing Support

The University has several central departments that provide our students with support and advice in matters relating to mental health, disability, and academic concerns. Some services, such as the Disability Support Service, gives you the option of disclosing a disability or health condition before arriving in Durham so that your support needs can be discussed in advance.

Self-Certification of Absence

The Self-Certification of Absence Form has been moved online and is now available on this webpage: Student Registry: Self-Certification of Absence.