Student Health

Coronavirus Latest

The University of Portsmouth have launched a University coronavirus information line, to help manage enquiries from students, parents and guardians about coronavirus.

The information line will be managed by MyPort staff to co-ordinate responses and give clear, consistent advice about University policies and procedures in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  The information line will be open from 08:30 to 17:00 - Monday to Thursday and 08:30 to 16:00 on Friday.  Out of hours messages will be responded to as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Information Line +44(0)23 92 84 5588 and

Online Resources

Click on the link below read about the online self help resources that the Student Wellbeing Service offers or recommends for tackling wellbeing issues and maintaining positive wellbeing.

Student Wellbeing online resources.pdf

Wellbeing Cafe

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

Where can I get support?

Starting University can be a daunting experience and can at times be quite stressful. It is important to look after your mental health!

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.

Need urgent support?

See this article.

Need to cancel or re-arrange a wellbeing/ counselling/ mental health appointment?

See this article.

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:


International Students

Click on the link below for details of support for international students:

International Student Wellbeing Support.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

Contraceptive services

FREE CONDOMS BY POST - available to anyone aged 16+ living in Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

Confidential and delivered in plain discreet packaging.

Visit website:

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: