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Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing support at LJMU

During your time with us you'll have access to a range of support.

To help you make the most of your student experience we offer a programme of health and wellbeing activity.

Get involved with LJMU Wellbeing Week 26 February - 2 March and discover different ways to enhance your wellbeing

LJMU Wellbeing Week is wrapped around the national ‘University Mental Health Day’ which takes place on Thursday 1 March 2018.

The week aims to support our community of staff and students in discovering different ways to increase wellbeing; be it looking for new approaches to be active, finding out what support is available within the University and wider community or trying something different to help relax and restore your work-life balance.

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Your wellbeing is important to us, which is why we offer all of our students:

  • Free, confidential, one-to-one counselling
  • Support from your Wellbeing Adviser. Your Wellbeing Adviser can help you before you start at Liverpool John Moores University by ensuring you have the appropriate support in place before you begin. They can also help you whilst you are studying here, by providing regular one-to-one sessions, an assessment and, at your request, they can also inform staff about your situation
  • Access to wellbeing drop-in sessions, which do not require an appointment
  • Free gym membership
  • The chance to join our Wellbeing Choir
  • Opportunities to take part in a range of wellbeing workshops and activities

Adjusting to university life

Being at university is challenging, wonderful, strange and exciting – and possibly all of those things in one day.

The Student Engagement Team are on hand to help you through your university journey. Based in the Faculties, the Team are available to offer advice on issues that might affect your studies or wellbeing.

We also run workshops and activities throughout the year so you can make the most of your time at LJMU. From yoga sessions, stress management or beating procrastination lessons to cooking up a shared meal, art therapy or taking part in stand-up comedy, our workshops and activities are an excellent opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and have a great time.

For more information about our services, please get in touch.

Mental health support

If you have mental health difficulties you could receive support from a Wellbeing Worker. Please contact: or 0151 231 3579 for further information.

It would also be beneficial if you met with a member of the Disability Advice Team to discuss your individual needs and talk about having a Study Needs assessment. You can discuss applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance with the Team as well. A Disabled Students’ Allowance could provide funding for your support. For example, it could fund a study mentor or buddy, equipment and, in some cases, travel expenses. The Disabled Students’ Allowance will also provide guidance to the Team on what teaching and assessment provisions you may need.

I love the choir - it's such a good way to let off steam, find a bit of confidence and generally let the stresses of the day disappear.

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