Wellbeing Services

Experiencing mental health difficulties can feel overwhelming, particularly while studying. There are a range of services and organisations there to help you, whether through listening and counselling services, or resources to help you understand how to look after your mental health.

We have listed below a range of on-campus and external services who are there to provide support.

To find out more about MDXSU's mental health campaign, visit the We Need To Talk page.

Support services on campus

Counselling and Mental Health team

cmh@mdx.ac.uk | 020 8411 4118 | Sunny Hill House

The Counselling and Mental Health service is available to all students, providing wellbeing support and confidential counselling services to help you manage any challenges affecting you emotionally and/or psychologically whilst studying. The team is made up of counsellors and psychological therapists, offering:

  • One-to-one counselling/ psychological therapy
  • Mental health support and casework 
  • Group workshops, addressing issues such as starting university, stress management, overcoming procrastination and psychological blocks to study 
  • Referral to other services where appropriate

Visit UniHub to find out how to refer yourself for support or view the times of weekly drop-in sessions (no need to book an appointment).


MDXSU Advice

studentadvice@mdx.ac.uk | 020 8411 6450 | MDX House

The MDXSU Advice service offers independent, confidential, non-judgement advice to support you through a range of issues relating to your studies at Middlesex University. You can schedule a meeting, which will take place at MDXSU (downstairs in MDX House), where you will speak to an advisor in a confidential space. You will be asked to talk about your situation and advised through the process of an appeal or complaint – you’ll also have the chance to ask any questions you may have. Further information and guidance is available at www.mdxsu.com/advice

External services

Nightline | nightline.org.uk

Nightline is a listening, emotional support and information service, run by students for students. You can contact them 6pm - 8am every night during termtime by email or by online chat.

Samaritans | www.samaritans.org

If you need some to talk to, Samaritans are there to listen 24/7. Their helpline is open 24 hours per day, just call 116 123.

Muslim Youth Helpline | www.myh.org.uk

The Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH) is an award-winning registered charity which provides pioneering faith and culturally sensitive services to Muslim youth in the UK.

Student Minds | www.studentminds.org.uk

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. They aim to empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. 

CALM | www.thecalmzone.net

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action. 

SANE | www.sane.org.uk

SANE offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through their helplineTextcare and through online Support Forum where people share their feelings and experiences. 

Mind | www.mind.org.uk

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. 

Rethink Mental Illness | www.rethink.org

They directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. They also change attitudes and policy for millions.  

Together | www.together-uk.org

Together offer a wide variety of support to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues. The services we can provide range from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation and making sure people understand and are able to express their needs in their dealings with official bodies.  

Time to Change | www.time-to-change.org.uk

Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.