The UCLan Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing team are continuing to provide support for students.

If you would like to access support, please complete our online referral form which can be found here. Alternatively, you can contact the wellbeing team on 01772 893020 or by emailing Wellbeing@uclan.ac.uk 

Please be aware that our telephone, voicemail and email are monitored from 09:00-21:00 Monday to Friday and from 10:00-18:00 on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays, and we will respond to any emails and messages as soon as possible. 

If you have an emergency that requires immediate assistance from UCLan, please contact UCLan Security, who work collaboratively with our On Call Managers, on 01772 892068, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Substance misuse

Is your substance use having a negative impact on your life? Do you feel that the substance is in control of you, rather than you are in control of it? Do you struggle to put the top back on the bottle once you’ve taken it off? 

You may wish to complete a screening tool to assess what level of risk is posed by your current substance use: 

You may have noticed some of the following:

·       Feeling low or anxious 
·       Mood swings or acting out of character
·       Angry or irritable 
·       Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or unable to cope 
·       Feeling fearful, anxious or paranoid 
·       Feelings of guilt about your substance misuse 
·       Lack of care towards your personal appearance/grooming 
·       Lethargy, lack of energy and feeling tired all the time 
·       Poor sleep pattern 
·       Becoming more withdrawn 
·       Unable to relax
·       Poor concentration and making decisions
·       Changes in weight
·       Not eating enough or over-eating 
It is important to think about wider factors in your life which are contributing to you using substances problematically. You can get support for health and wellbeing issues through UCLan’s Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing Service by completing the online self-referral form.

Problem gambling

Problem gambling will look different for everybody. A helpful way to look at it is, if someone carries on gambling even though it is having a negative impact in their life. Acknowledging you need help can be the first step to a much more positive future.

If you think you may have a problem with gambling, you may wish to complete Gamcare's screening tool to assess how much of an impact gambling is having on your life. At the end of the assessment, you will be presented with a breakdown of how gambling is affecting your life as well as personalised recommendations for your next steps. 


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