Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing is a crucial aspect of our health, alongside physical health. The Department of Politics prioritises student and staff welfare and has support mechanisms for staff and students who may be feeling unwell or may want to improve their overall wellbeing.

Undergraduate students who are concerned with their mental health and wellbeing can get in touch with Sue Leatt, and graduate students can email Liz O’Brien.

Information for staff

Find out more about the Universities numerous avenues for staff support

The University also benefits from a Mental Health First Contact Network. Staff who are part of the network are trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and can guide you in finding suitable support services. 

Alongside this there are numerous health and well-being support services at the University through Well@York.

Information for students

The University of York has an Open Door Team. The Open Door is a confidential team of professionals that provide support to registered students experiencing psychological or mental health difficulties.
If you want to make an appointment with the Open Door team, you can complete the online referral form. The team aim to get back to students in two working days.
The Open Door team can also be contacted by email or telephone +44 1904 322140
You can find the Open Door Team in the Sally Baldwin Buildings on Campus West.

See what help and support the University has to offer. 

The University of York also has its own student led campaign ‘Mind your head’ founded in 2015. The campaign seeks to support students through awareness raising and information about support available. 

Find out more about Mental health and well-being:

  • Mental illness
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Common challenges

Information for staff and students

There are numerous resources available for both staff and students in the city of York alongside targeted services at the University including Health Watch York