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Counselling Service

Support for Staff

If you are a staff member who is experiencing difficulties there are various self-help resources on this website which are relevant to both staff and students.

Referral route for Staff to the University Counselling Service

The University may provide help for your issues if it is affecting your work. Ask your Line Manager, or if that is a problem your departmental HR Adviser, to request an appointment for you with Occupational Health.

Occupational Health may recommend and external service for you, offer you an online self-help programme SilverCloud or referral to the Counselling Service.

Our Counselling Service is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and all counsellors work in strict accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Private Counselling

You may wish to access some private support. We can provide information on how to find a private counsellor or psychotherapsit.

Information & Support on Personal and Workplace Issues

The Education Support Partnership (formerly Recourse) is a national charity offering advice and support to all adults in further and higher education and their families

Bullying & Harassment

If you are experiencing bullying or harassment by a student, colleague or manager, please follow this link for information and where you can obtain a list of contacts available throughout the University

Concerned about a Student? Please follow this link

Concerned about yourself or a colleague? Please follow this link


The Counselling Service offers training for staff in how to respond to student of concern

Mental Health in the Workplace e-learning module

The on-line course will be listed in the My Organisations and On-line Training secion on the left-hand side.

Contact us

Durham University Counselling Service

Tel: 0191 334 2200

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