Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing

The mental health and wellbeing team consists of counsellors, mental health advisers and wellbeing advisers.

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Our counselling service

All students enrolled with BCU can request support from the wellbeing team which may include, where appropriate, the counselling service.

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Preparing for university

We encourage students with long term mental health conditions to consider disclosing this information when applying for university.

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Know before you go

Know Before You Go is here to provide a single source of information and tips around the important topics that aren't usually talked about. Download the guide that will help you navigate university life.



If you're moving to Birmingham to start your studies, don’t wait until you are ill to register with a doctor! We've got all the info you need on how to register and making sure you're up to date with your jabs.

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Faith and Spirituality Team

Our chaplains are available to all of our students, whether they are of any faith or none. There are facilities for prayer at our City Centre and City South campuses.

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Student governance

The Student Governance team oversees the University’s student-facing procedures. We have a trained team of experienced caseworkers and investigators on hand to advise students.

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Mental health policy

Birmingham City University is committed to the fair and equitable treatment of all its students, in every aspect of its provision and to the promotion of their mental and emotional wellbeing.

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BCU Wellbeing app

The BCU Wellbeing app aims to support you throughout your studies, helping you to create healthy habits, increase productivity, and live a healthy and positive lifestyle. The app is available 24/7 and has loads of tips and tools to help address concerns such as anxiety, stress, managing emotions, and confidence.

Download the app by searching BCU Wellbeing on your phone’s app store.

Current students can find us on iCity

Student Support information is available on our student portal, iCity (a university login is required).