World Mental Health Day – We’re here if you need us

Every year, we celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.    

World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of mental health and driving positive change for everyone’s mental health. We’re here to help if you need support. The University’s Student Services and The Guild offer a wide range of support services, ranging from assistance with your studies, help with health and wellbeing, financial advice and more. 

Student Services – We’re here if you need us 

Our Student Services are dedicated to supporting you throughout your time at Liverpool. You can find them in the Student Life centre in the Alsop Building on University Square. Made up of several teams, they can help no matter what comes your way. You can reach them by calling them on 0151 795 1000 or visit the Student Services website for information on how to book appointments. 

They can support you with Mental Wellbeing, Disability Support, Money Advice & Guidance, Visa and immigration support and Report + Support, our dedicated tool for you to report inappropriate behaviour. 

Wellbeing activities and mental health clinics and wellbeing classes 

The Wellbeing Team run regular a regular programme of weekly relaxation activities for you to enjoy, from relaxation, knit and natter and walks around campus.  Find more info on the full schedule for October on their webpages 


Join the Wellbeing Team for special events to mark World Mental Health today and tomorrow!

Board Games group – Tuesday 10th October 1-4pm, Alsop building

Let out your competitive side or just play for fun! The Board Games group is an informal group where you can immerse yourself in an afternoon of relaxed fun. Come to reception in the Alsop building to play.

Pebble painting – Wednesday 11th October 3.30-4.30pm, Rendall building, Seminar Room 6

Art and creativity are well-known for their mental health benefits. Come and uncover your artistic side with pebble painting next Wednesday – you don’t need to be Picasso, this all about finding a new way to switch off and express yourself.  Find the session in the Rendall building, Seminar Room 6.

‘Turn the Page’ zine workshop – Wednesday 11th October 5 -6.30pm, Alsop building  

An 8-week zine creation workshop run by Cosmic Youth. Get involved in the creation of a collaborative zine around mental wellbeing at university. Register via Membership form — Comics Youth CIC and select UoL x Turn the Page workshop from the drop down menu.


You can also join weekly Mental Health Clinics on Wednesday afternoons where they teach you coping strategies to manage your wellbeing and help you to develop effective, practical skills to help with your day-to-day life. 

Advice from The Guild   

Guild Advice is a confidential advice service independent from the University that is available to all University of Liverpool students. They can support you with a range of wellbeing, academic and housing issues, as well as signpost you other services for further support.  

You can book appointments with the team via email on or come to a drop-in appointment between 1pm and 4pm, Monday – Friday. Simply come to the Guild Reception between these times and ask to see an adviser. 

In a crisis now? Immediate mental health support 

In an emergency, or if you don’t feel that you can keep yourself safe, go to accident and emergency (A&E), or call 999 for an ambulance. If you’re not in need of immediate medical treatment and unsure what the best option is for you, call NHS 111 who can advise you. 

Many students find it helpful to call a listening service: 

Samaritans – call 116123 (24 hours, 365 days a year) 

Papyrus – call HopelineUK 0800 068 41 41 (9am-midnight, every day) 

We also strongly recommend you see your GP as soon as possible. 

If you have thoughts about harming yourself or ending your life but do not feel you are at immediate risk, Student Services offers a range of support that includes wellbeing advisors, counsellors, and the mental health advisory Service. Email the team at, or call 0151 795 1000 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.