Student Health

Coming to University is a new experience

Here is a quick checklist for your health needs.

  • Register with one GP surgery (us!)
  • Have your New patient health check (this will help us identify where your health needs are)
  • Look after your mental health (do this by using our self help guide below or services like student wellbeing, next door to us)
  • Browse your ‘myport’ account; it has loads of articles to help you along the way
  • If you feel your studies are being affected by your health, speak with your tutor, inform us and submit ECF’s (extenuating circumstances forms) if needed. ECF’s can give you extended deadlines if you are struggling.


Mental health Self Help guide

Click on the link below read about the online self help resources that you can use to support you throughout university

Student Wellbeing online resources.pdf

Wellbeing Cafe

suspended due to covid

The Wellbeing Café is a friendly weekly meeting place which offers an opportunity to meet up with other students interested in supporting their own wellbeing at university.

Click on the link below for more information:

The Wellbeing Cafe.pdf

Student Health App

The FREE Student Health App provides useful and reliable health information for students - all in one single place. It can be customised for universities to signpost local services.

Click on the link below for the website and download the app:

Expert self-care for students

Student Wellbeing Service


University of Portsmouth, Student Wellbeing Service

The Student Wellbeing Service offers confidential help with a wide range of personal and emotional concerns and is available to every student at the University, free of charge.

Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 3157 Email:

Want to register to access the Wellbeing service?

Register here to access wellbeing, counselling or mental health support.

Contact details

The Student Wellbeing Service.  

  • Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 3466
  • Email:
  • Location: Nuffield Centre, Ground Floor, Student Advice Services Reception, St Michael's Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ED

Opening hours

The Student Wellbeing Service is open from 08:30 - 17:00 Monday-Thursday (08:30 - 16:00 on Friday).

University of Portsmouth Student Wellbeing Service:



Alcohol, drugs & university

During your studies, you may be tempted to try new things. If you feel that you need support to stop using alcohol and/or drugs then you can speak with us OR self refer to The wellbeing service, provided by the local council.

This service can also be used to help quit smoking.

Smoking – Drinking - Drugs - self referral.pdf

Mental Health

Are you or someone you know experiencing a crisis and need urgent mental health support? Call 111 or visit and speak to the NHS Mental Health Triage Service.

Our NHS 111 mental health triage service provides advice, support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The Mental Health Triage Team has a wide range of skills, including on the phone brief psychological support and has access to key services and organisations that can offer mental health support to people in their time of need.

The Mental Health Triage Service can be accessed by phone by dialling 111 and online at

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 999.

Click here for advice on Self Harm issues


If there is something bothering you call the Samaritans FREE - 24 hours a day, 365 day per year  - CALL 116 123 - link  

Help With Health Costs

Do you find it difficult to pay for health costs?

Find out more about assistance available on the NHS website

You may be entitled to help through the NHS low income scheme, please print off and complete the HC1 form below:

HC1 Form.pdf

Non-English Speakers - How the NHS works

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: