Health and Wellbeing

How we can help

The Health and Wellbeing team provide a range of free and confidential services to help with practical, emotional, or mental health-related issues that are affecting your life at the conservatoire.

Health and Wellbeing Support

One-to-one Health and Wellbeing support is available to all students once they have enrolled.

Depending on your needs, we will offer you:

  • Wellbeing advice: Practical and personal support with any aspect of student life, from healthy eating to homesickness.
  • Mental health support: Tailored support for long-standing mental health difficulties.
  • Short-term counselling: Confidential, emotional support to explore difficult situations or feelings.
  • Occupational therapy (OT): Hands-on support to let you live your best life at home, university, and everywhere else. OT helps you to overcome challenges completing everyday tasks or activities, or ‘occupations’.

We may also offer group workshops or signpost to additional internal or external support.

Group workshops

Alongside one-to-one support, we hold regular wellbeing workshops. These cover a range of topics, from organisation and planning, to self-compassion and anxiety management. Workshops are lead by members of the team and take place in small, supportive groups.

The Neurodivergent Network

We run a bi-weekly group for students who identify as Neurodiverse. This includes: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism, ADHD, ADD, Tourette's, Dyscalculia, and Sensory Processing Disorders. Whether you want to get involved, chat or sit quietly, this group is a space for you to just be.

Performers' Wellbeing

We oversee the Performers' Wellbeing programme, which offers students free physiotherapy appointments, hearing checks, and Alexander Technique lessons. For more information, click here.


Health and Wellbeing support can help with any practical, emotional, or mental-health-related issues that are affecting your life at the Conservatoire.

These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem
  • Issues with self-harm, disordered eating, and substance use
  • Adjustment and transition issues
  • Relationship and interpersonal issues
  • Family or personal difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Academic-related stress and/or performance anxiety
  • Difficulties with time-management, organisation, and motivation
  • Questions around identity
  • Sleep difficulties and other health concerns
  • The impact of neurodiversity on mental health

Whatever is stopping you from living your best conservatoire life, we are here to help.

All Leeds Conservatoire students can access one-to-one Health and Wellbeing support once they have enrolled. We are open to everybody and welcome students of any age, class, ethnicity, faith, belief, culture, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Students who have previously accessed support are welcome to re-refer at any time during their studies.

To access support, students need to complete a short online referral form. This can be found on our intranet once students have enrolled.

No. We aim to see students as soon as possible after receiving their referral form. Usually, this is within a few working days.

No. Our service is strictly non-urgent and our team is available during office hours only.

If you need urgent support, we will refer you to an appropriate external service which can ensure your safety, provide you with immediate assistance, and deliver the level of care you need.

If you need urgent mental health support:

If your concern is medical:

Have you injured yourself or taken an overdose? Are you at immediate risk of hurting yourself or taking your own life? Call 999 and ask for an ambulance, or go to A&E immediately.

Students with hearing impairments can text 'DEAF' to 85258 for specialist crisis support.

If you have a long-term mental health condition, the Disability Support Team could offer you some extra help.

They can help you form long-term support strategies, which may include permanent adjustments to Teaching & Learning and Assessments. For more information, click here.

Contact us

If you are a current or prospective student, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

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