The Counselling and Mental Health Service comprises two teams of trained and experienced practitioners to help students manage any difficulties that are impacting your successful engagement with their studies and with University life. We are available, free of charge, all year round to registered students.
We are located in the Counselling & Mental Health Service, in the Palatine Centre (next door to the Bill Bryson Library). We offer face-to-face and remote sessions (via Teams or telephone).
There is widespread interest in student mental health and in the support provision offered by Universities. We have collated a set of the most frequently-requested data on the services offered by the Counselling & Mental Health Service at Durham University. This is summarised for academic years 2015/16 – 2021/22 in the following tables:
This data is limited to the Counselling & Mental Health Service. Durham University has a wide range of support services, including Student Support staff in our residential colleges, Academic Advisors, mentors, chaplains, and our students who work as peer-support through their roles on college or Society committees. It is not possible for us to collate data on the support offered by this broad network. Students are signposted towards the Counselling and Mental Health Service for support when they are experiencing mental health difficulties or are facing distress that is best-served by our specialist team.
We analyse data by academic year, from 1 September to 31 August. Support for our students frequently extends beyond a single term, so we do not collate data on a termly basis. Durham University does not operate a semester programme. We do not collect data on waiting times for services.
Suicide Safer Strategy 2023
We are working with internal and external partners to create a suicide strategy to make Durham University a safer place for students. Further information is available here.
Current Durham University students
Information for students currently attending Durham University who need to access Counselling and Mental Health Services.