Student Space

Student Space, a new FREE collaborative mental health programme, has launched to help make it easier for you to find the support that you need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Access mental health support

However you’re feeling, help and guidance is available. Explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the challenges of student life.

There are three ways that Student Space is here to help during the pandemic:

  1. Access to dedicated support services for students, by phone or text
  2. Information and tools to help you through the challenges of coronavirus
  3. Helping you find what support is available at your university

The support provided by Student Space is safe, confidential and developed with students and experts in student wellbeing and mental health. What’s more, Student Space will be adding new services and information to the platform on a regular basis in line with emerging student needs to ensure that it is relevant to you.

Student Space is run by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. It has been developed collaboratively with services, higher education professionals, researchers and students to complement the existing services available to students.

The programme is funded by the Office for Students and Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and is available to all higher education students across England and Wales.

However you’re feeling help and guidance is available. Explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the challenges of student life at 


Student Space free phoneline

Call us FREE on 0808 189 5260

Access a dedicated freephone number which is open from 4pm to 11pm, offering listening support, information and onward signposting for students.

More about Student Space Phone Support

Student Space text support

To start a conversation, text ‘STUDENT’ to 85258

Get 24/7 support from a trained volunteer. It’s free, confidential and anonymous.

Whether you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, loneliness or relationship issues, Student Space is here to listen and support you.

More about Student Space Text Support

Student Space resources

Adapting to change caused by Coronavirus
Coronavirus has created a lot of uncertainty around student life. The information and tools in this section will help you to consider how to manage that uncertainty, respond to change and improve your student experience.

Relationships & Social Life
Coronavirus and social distancing may have an impact on your university social life. The information in this section will help you consider how to make friends, maintain relationships and build a social network in these new circumstances.

Bereavement & Loss
Unfortunately, coronavirus means many more of us are experiencing loss, in many forms. Managing loss while you are a student can present its own particular challenges. In this section, Student Space explores different types of loss, how the process of loss works and how you can support yourself.

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