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Our Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Counselling & Mental Health Service is providing telephone support to students and staff until social distancing rules are changed. 

During this period, we apprediate that some people may need extra support with their mental health, and issues relating to domestic violence and abuse. 

You can find out more information on our Students, coronavirus (COVID-19) and counselling page.

For practical advice on looking after your mental health during this period, please visit the  University of Bradford Wellbeing page and Student Minds and Mind websites.  

Please check the University's Coronavirus page for continuing updates.

How can we help?

  • Are you struggling to study or work?
  • Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, upset?
  • Dealing with family or relationship issues?
  • Anything else you're worried about?

Come and speak to us!

We provide a free and confidential service to all students and staff of the University of Bradford and students of Bradford College.  In addition to counselling, we offer a range of support including self-help materials and wellbeing workshops.

We are completely independent of your academic studies or workplace and do not share information with staff in these areas.

We offer initial appointments and drop-in sessions to give clients the opportunity to get immediate support and to explore how further counselling may be of benefit.

Register with the Counselling Service.


Register with us

To book appointment with a counsellor please register with us initially. Alternatively ring, text or email us (see details at the bottom of the page).

Once we receive your online registration we will contact you within 2 working days.  If you do not hear back from us, it is possible we did not receive your form.  If this is the case, please either re-submit the form or contact the service directly.

For a brief session with a counsellor without the need to book an appointment please attend a Drop-in appointment. Student Drop-in is at 13:45 and 14:15 every week day in term time. These appointments are first come, first served.

Help in a crisis

If you need help now:

  • contact your own GP (doctor)
  • in a mental health crisis, call Bradford NHS First Response 01274 221181.  A telecoach will answer and quickly assess your needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • call NHS choices 111 or visit their website NHS 111 service
  • call the Samaritans (24 hour national helpline) 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website
  • text Shout to 85258 - free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis 
  • University security: (01274 23) 8888 or non-emergency 6999
  • College security: 01274 433090 or in an emergency dial 555 from a college phone
  • Download SafeZone to your mobile phone to request help and alert University of Bradford security staff
  • I’m concerned about domestic and sexual abuse or forced marriage - what can I do?
    • If you are in danger and are able to talk, dial “999” to speak with an operator.

    • If you are in danger and are unable to talk or signal your call is an emergency, dial “999 55” to be put through to the police, otherwise your call may be terminated. To ascertain your situation and location, the police may ask questions that can be answered by tapping your phone.

      The police may not be able to trace your call. Calls from a landline phone are linked to an address, however, calls from mobiles will only show your general location.

  • Contact the Student Life Team for informaiton and advice about financial issues:  email or call 01274 236504.
  • Please look through our Self-Help page for more information, advice, and support relating to these and other issues. 

Contact and find us

University of Bradford Counselling & Mental Health Service

Student Central Level 01

J. B. Priestley Building

University of Bradford



01274 235 750

Meet the team