Wellbeing support

We believe wellbeing is at the heart of your student experience. We're mindful that university can be a challenging time, requiring you to juggle many different responsibilities.

While at Sunderland, you will always have access to wellbeing and mental health resources, information, and support.

What wellbeing support is available to me?

We have a wide range of support available to make sure you feel happy and healthy throughout your time with us. We have a dedicated team of wellbeing professionals, alongside 24/7 support whenever you need us. 

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Wellbeing Services

Here to support your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing and to help you on your journey through university.

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Disability Support

Providing advice and support for anyone whose disability or condition has an impact on how they study and learn.

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Faith and Chaplaincy

Our resource for religious, spiritual and ethical exploration. Here to support your wellbeing and a listening ear for all faiths and none.

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We promote inclusivity, diversity and equality. We have a range of networks, societies, and events to ensure our LGBTQI+ students thrive at Sunderland. 

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Care-experienced students

We want anyone leaving care to have a full and enjoyable experience at university. Our We Care Team are here to support you every step of the way.


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Estranged students

For our students who don't have any contact with their parents/carers, our We Care team provide a range of additional support.

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GTRSB students

We offer support for Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boater students and want to ensure you get the full university experience. 

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Armed forces support

We have support in place to help service leavers, veterans, and their families when joining us at university.


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Ethnic minority students

We have support, events and societies to ensure that our students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds feel empowered and included.