Student Support and Wellbeing

Student Support and Wellbeing

Urgent Support

Struggling with a physical or mental health issue which can't wait? Get help now.

Welcome to Student Support and Wellbeing

We are committed to improving access to learning and provide a wide range of support.

We have expert staff to support students and discuss academic adjustments. We can help with mental health, disability, autism and specific learning differences (SpLDs, including ADHD and dyslexia), and accessibility.

SSW have reception teams on the Canterbury and Medway campuses. Contact us, or find out more about our staff.

Explore Student Support and Wellbeing

Not sure where to start? Check out our guide on seeking support from Student Support and Wellbeing.

Looking for information on Inclusive Learning Plans (ILPs)? Our ILP guide page can help.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Counselling offers a safe confidential space to help you re-balance thoughts, feelings and behaviours about life in general.
  • Mental health advisers can assist you with managing the impact of your mental health on your academic progress and your day to day wellbeing.
  • Specialist wellbeing support - practical help and advice on sexual assault or rape, discrimination, hate incidents or bullying.
  • Addiction support - manage addiction and restore control, including gaming, gambling and substance use.

Disability and Neurodiversity

  • Specific learning differences - advisers, study skills tutors and mentors can support you to manage and thrive with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.
  • Autism support can help with transition into university life, managing academic work, accommodation and socialising.
  • Disability support is available for students with mobility issues, hearing loss or visual impairment, and both long term and temporary health issues.
  • Long-term health conditions - get advice and support in making the most of uni life whilst managing conditions such as chronic fatigue or diabetes.

Accessing Learning and Support

Thinking of taking a break from study?

Make an appointment to talk it through with a Student Support and Wellbeing adviser. More information on intermitting or withdrawing, including support, can be found on the Taking a break from your studies webpage. 

Stay connected

Follow @UniKentSSW on Instagram for wellbeing advice, updates and information.

Check out our events calendar for workshops and support groups.

Read our Student Support and Wellbeing blogposts on mental health, disability and related topics.

Information regarding our confidentiality and data protection practices can be found in our Privacy Notice.

Student stories

Watch the 3-minute video to hear what Kent students think about Student Support and Wellbeing. They discuss mentoring and other one-to-one support, library support, groups, counselling, and more.

We welcome your feedback!

We welcome your views on Student Support and Wellbeing services any time. Use our simple online feedback form to share your experiences so we can continually improve the support we offer students at Kent.

Student Support and Wellbeing Events

Partner Mental Health Organisations

Need support out of office hours? 

We work with partner organisations who provide additional support for Kent students.

Articles from different perspectives on Student Support and Wellbeing topics


Student Support and Wellbeing have been central to my time at university. The brilliant and attentive support I received, particularly during the pandemic, allowed me to flourish academically.

Final Year Law student 2022

Contact Us

For contact information and where to find us on our UK campuses please visit our Contact Us page.