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Durham University

Counselling Service

Psychological Wellbeing

The Psychological Wellbeing service offers information and guidance on self-help resources available to you to help you manage your own wellbeing.

We find that many students are looking for rapid access to resources to feel better in the short-term. Counselling sessions may be appropriate when you are ready to commit time to develop insight into longer-term difficulties.

It is the role of our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) to help you identify the resources most appropriate to your need, and to keep in touch to monitor your progress and wellbeing.

If you are assigned to the Psychological Wellbeing team, following the submission of your self-referral questionnaires, you will be contacted by email and offered information and guidance on:

PWPs are available for 15-minute online Guidance sessions for information on the above resources and signposting to other services. You will receive a link via which you can book a slot to speak to a practitioner via Teams or telephone.

We can also arrange 30-minute appointments with one of the practitioners, to discuss your needs in more detail.


Silver is a set of computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programmes.

The Durham University community has access to the full suite of SilverCloud psychoeducational modules.

The Wellbeing and Chronic Health programmes can be accessed without a referral to the counselling service. Please click here for more information

The Mental Health Programmes include Space from Anxiety, Space from Depression and Space from Anxiety & Depression. These modules have the best results when you work through them in your own time and with the support of a practitioner, guiding you through the modules, reviewing your progress and offering encouragement.

If you would like to register for any of Mental Health modules please email: and we will be in touch to discuss your needs.

New Silver Cloud module now available

Silver Cloud have brought out an additional module entitled Challenging Times. Its aim is to support you in finding helpful ways to cope with the new challenges that impact our mental health. The module includes themes such as building new routines, staying connected and remaining hopeful, and surviving the self isolation and the new realities which the pandemic has brought with it. When you register for Silver Cloud you will automatically have access to the new module.