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Looking after yourself on World Mental Health Day

Published: 07 October 2020

Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. The events of the past few months have taken a toll on all of us in different ways. St George’s have numerous support services in place to help students look after their emotional and mental wellbeing.

  • The Student Life Centre is still available remotely for practical needs ( or 020 8266 6344).
  • The Counselling Service are offering remote appointments. To arrange an appointment, please email ​
  • Support from the Students’ Union is also being offered remotely by Lon Teija (Welfare Advisor) and Sarah Jones (Students’ Union VP for Welfare). Check updates at for ways to get in touch and to find out more about Students’ Union support. ​
  • If you have been seeing Occupational Health for any reason, they will also continue to offer appointments by phone. ​
  • Approach your Personal Tutor or, if you've not yet been assigned one, Suman Rice (, Coordinator of the Personal Tutor System 
  • As well as your usual social media accounts, you can use university online tools for online chats (e.g. Togetherall and Student Minds) ​
  • Get support designed to support students with their wellbeing during coronavirus via webchat, text, email or phone support from 4-11pm at

In addition to University services and tools, there is also a lot of advice available through various media about how best to look after your health and wellbeing. The resources listed below offer good quality advice.

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