Big White Wall

Big White Wall access is free to all University of York students and available online 24/7.

Whether you’re struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed or unable to cope, Big White Wall can help you get support, take control and feel better.

Access a 24/7 online global community and receive support from trained professionals. Big White Wall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.

On Big White Wall, you are totally anonymous to other members in the community, and your personal information is kept secure while you are on the site (see Big White Wall’s privacy statement). The University will not be informed if you’ve signed up to Big White Wall or know of your activity on the service unless there are serious concerns about your safety.

Most members report feeling better and more able to cope as a result of using the service and nearly 90% use Big White Wall outside of 9-5pm.

To join, simply sign up with your academic e-mail address:

Big White Wall

The Big White Wall has been funded by the Mentally Fit York fund which is supported entirely by generous donations from our alumni and friends. Mentally Fit York is part of the University’s £120 million fundraising campaign. Find out more at