Your Health and Wellbeing

Leaving home and becoming a University student can be stressful. Life changes and other pressures can have a major impact on your health and well-being so make sure take care of yourself during your time at University.

Feeling Unwell: Choose the right route


University Counselling and Wellbeing Service

The University has its own Counselling and Wellbeing service which is free of charge to all registered Reading University students.  The service, which is independent and confidential, offers a range of support including the ‘Life Tools’ talks programme and one to one appointments with counsellors and mental health advisors.  

To arrange an appointment go to Carrington building, first floor, room 106 between 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00 any week day and register for counselling.

T: 0118 378 4216


Health Services


Mental Health

  • The University Counselling and Wellbeing Service have specialist Mental Health Advisors who can offer individual support to students with mental health concerns.  To contact a Mental Health Advisor, please contact Counselling and Wellbeing by telephone on 0118 378 4216 or by email at

  • Mind is a national mental health charity which works to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress. Tel: 0845 7660163 

Sexual Health

  • You can collect free condoms from The ARC or JCR Welfare Representatives in Halls.

  • Department of Sexual Health, Tel: 0118 322 7202 

  • Florey Unit in Department of Sexual Health, 21 Craven Road. Help-line: 0118 987 7216 Tel: 0118 987 7202 for appointments (this is where to go if you think you may have a sexually transmitted infection).

  • Terrence Higgins Trust (AIDS and HIV). Tel: 0845 1221 200 

Keeping Fit

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Contact Us

0118 378 4100

Come to RUSU's main reception.
Appointments by arrangement, or drop in without an appointment.

Opening Hours

Term Time
11:00 – 13:30 Monday & Tuesday
14:00 – 16:30 Wednesday
11:00 – 13:30 Thursday & Friday
Vacation Time
11:00 – 13:30 Monday & Thursday
14:00 – 16:30 Wednesday
Drug & Alcohol Support (term time only)
11:00 – 13:30 Every other Thursday
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