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Durham University

Counselling Service

About Us

The Counselling Service comprises three separate teams of trained and experienced practitioners to help you manage any difficulties that are impacting your successful engagement with your studies and with University life. We are available all year round to registered students.

You can self-refer to the Counselling and Psychological Wellbeing team; the Mental Health Advice team only accept referrals from University staff.

Free mental health support for Durham University students

The Counselling Service works closely with Talking Changes, an NHS-funded self help, counselling and talking therapies service. All Durham University students have free access toTalking Changes.

Talking Changes can support you if you are feeling:

  • worried
  • isolated
  • overwhelmed
  • stressed
  • anxious
  • depressed.

Services are available online, on the phone and by video call.

You can self-refer to Talking Changes on their website and you can watch an new introductory video to the work they do with students and young people here

Contact us

Durham University Counselling Service

Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham, DH1 3LE

Tel.: 0191 334 2200

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