Student Support and Wellbeing is here to support students in person and online at any stage of their degree. Our team of experts includes mental health advisers, counsellors and mentors, who can help you with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, adjusting to university life, and relationship difficulties. We have experienced professionals to support students with specific learning difficulties, disabilities, chronic conditions and autism.

As well as providing short term focused interventions and supporting you to develop coping strategies, our specialist practitioners can liaise with your academic School to develop an Inclusive Learning Plan which may include exam adjustments, use of enabling equipment or provision of class resources to help you learn in a way that works for you.

Take a look at our webpages to see how you might benefit from support at, and follow us @UniKentSSW on social media for the latest events and groups, as well as resources to help you stay well and connected throughout your time at Kent.

Do you have a specific query that you’d like to ask via phone or email?
If your course is based at Canterbury, Paris or Brussels email or phone 01227 823158. If your course is based at Medway email or phone 01634 888969.

Enhance your wellbeing

We have lots of peer support groups and interesting workshops available to students on various topics such as managing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, or finding friends. Our groups and workshops are organised according to student demand each year, so if students have an interest in setting up a new initiative around disability or mental health, we can facilitate finding like minded students and necessary resources. Have a look at our Events calendar for what’s coming up at


The University of Kent proudly endeavours to co-create a welcoming diverse and inclusive community. We are committed to a working and learning culture that encompasses dignity, courtesy, respect, and consideration for all. There are several support avenues at the University to help you if you are confused, looking for friends or just want someone to talk to in complete confidence. For more details visit:

Medical Services

Canterbury – Local healthcare services are available to students in Canterbury and Medway, as well as information on national support. Please visit for more information.

Medway – Students are advised to register at St Mary’s Island Surgery. For more details visit


The University Chaplaincy supports the many religious groups, societies and congregations on the campuses; it has links to faith groups in the local community (where there are volunteering opportunities) and also runs social events and day trips which are popular with international and postgraduate students. Chaplains are always available for one-to-one pastoral support, or to answer and discuss specific questions about the faith traditions they represent.

Additional Services

Aside from our free support provided by experts at the University of Kent, we also share many resources and have referral pathways to lots of external organisations who can provide expertise in different areas, such as Nightline, Togetherall, Student Minds, the Foward Trust, and rethink Mental Illness. Take a look at the extensive list to find the support that works for you: