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Published: June 1, 2018

Hi everyone, my name is Tracey and I’m the Head of Wellbeing here at the University of Sunderland. Your Wellbeing Team are a group of Health Professionals who offer an accessible and supportive service for all students experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties which are impacting upon their studies and/or daily lives.

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Our role is about supporting students to create positive change.  Together we will enable you to overcome barriers in order to achieve your potential and ensure your student experience is the very best it can be. 

What kind of difficulties can students face?

  • Struggles with work and studies
  • Stress, anxiety and low mood
  • Adjusting to change
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Eating issues
  • Dependency and addiction
  • Concerns about sexuality
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family problems
  • Sexual, emotional or physical abuse
  • Issues with self-esteem and confidence
  • Long term mental health difficulties

This may feel so overwhelming but please remember, you are not alone.  We are here to support you through times of difficulty.  Sometimes there isn't a specific problem but sometimes you may just want to talk.

We are here to support you, provide time for you and help create a positive future.

Our services are here for all students and are highly confidential and free of charge. 

You can refer yourself to the service or with your knowledge and agreement, someone may refer you to us. 

Appointments can be face to face or by phone if preferred.

There are a number of ways to get in touch with us 

By telephone: 0191-515-2933

By email: wellbeing@sunderland.ac.uk

Or pop by to see us at Student Services reception (Edinburgh Building Level 1)

We are here for you across the year.
Opening Hours Term Time
Mon - Thu: 8:30am - 5:30pm, Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm or until 5pm outside of term time.

We also provide online self-help which can be accessed 24/7.  For more information check out www.sunderland.ac.uk/silvercloud.

Take care of you.

Remember, your wellbeing is our priority.

Tracey McKenzie

Tracey McKenzie,
Head of Wellbeing

Topic: Equality, diversity and inclusion, Wellbeing