Wellbeing Contacts
Wellbeing Services
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Wellbeing Support

PGRs and ECRs have access to a wealth of wellbeing support as part of the Doctoral College. We have collated the various advice and support available to you at the University as an easy reference point – for where to look for online advice, or who to call if you need to talk.


Care first provides confidential, impartial advice and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service is free for both University of Exeter postgraduate research students and staff member to access whenever you need. Family members who live at the same address as staff members and postgraduate students, although not entitled to counselling by Care first, are entitled to immediate support and signposting to relevant support agencies. You don't need to ask permission from your line manager or supervisor before contacting Care first.

To contact Care First telephone: 0800 174319

FXPlus Student Services provides a range of support, information and specialist services and support for you throughout your studies. 

Services are available at the Penryn, Truro and Falmouth Cmapuses and are free, confidential, friendly and student- centred. 

A good starting point if you do not know which service you need is The Compass, student information desk, who can advise and signpost you to the right service. 

Contact Us:

by Phone: 01326 370460 or Email: studentservices@fxplus.ac.uk

Opening Hours- Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00

Out of Hours Support

Situation Contact

You or anyone else around you is at immediate risk of harm


You need immediate medical attention


You need medical advice and do not require paramedics


You wish to report a crime

101 (remember 999 if the crime is occurring then and there or if it is an emergency)

You have an urgent/ immediate concern and need immediate advice from Campus staff

Glasney Lodge 01326 253503 (3503 from internal phones at Glasney)


Campus Security - 07768557779

You would like to speak to a Mental Health professional urgently as a result of your own mental health or that of someone else

Home Treatment Team

08452 303902

You would like to talk to someone about how you are feeling


01872 277277


Nightlink Helpline (17:00- midnight)

 0808 8000 306


Nightlink Text Service:

07717 989021




Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) have our independent FXU Advice Team who can offer students support on areas covering finances, housing, academic concerns, and more. For welfare and wellbeing concerns your FXU President Community & Welfare can offer support, sign posting, and answer your questions. There is also an online database of support, with everything from a mental health booklet to our very own phone app’ that is free for you to use that helps you #BeStressFree. All this and more can be found at here or by visiting the FXU office at either our Penryn and Truro campuses for support. For any questions please ring FXU on 01326 255861.

University of Exeter Student Guild

The Guild offers a wide variety of support options to you as you study. We have an Advice Unit who can be contacted in person (around the corner from Costa), via email (advice@exeterguild.com) and over the phone at 01392 723520. They offer free, impartial and confidential advice and signposting on any issue that may affect any student, including academic concerns, housing and welfare. They can also signpost.

The Guild also maintains an online list of wellbeing resources called the Wellbeing Information Directory (or WID).

Our students also operate a Nightline Service where you can talk anonymously about anything from 8pm-8am during official term dates.

Phone: On the back of all Exeter student cards

Skype: exeterstudentnightline

Text Service: 07786 209 309

Email: exeternightline@gmail.com

Inclusivity Toolkit

Creating an inclusive and supportive Community is about everyone taking individual responsibility for their behaviour. This toolkit has been designed to give you the tools and information to play your part in:

  • reflecting on how your behaviour affects others 
  • challenging inappropriate behaviour, because unless we challenge it, this behaviour won’t stop.

We believe that real life stories are a powerful way of understanding the experiences of others and so we have included a number of real life experiences in this toolkit.


SilverCloud offers secure, immediate access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programmes, tailored to your specific needs. The programme has shown high improvement rates for depression, anxiety and stress and also has a programme on body image. CBT helps you identify and change those thought and behavioural patterns that have a negative influence on how you are feeling, helping you to make changes for the better.

Wellbeing Services

Wellbeing Services offer a range of support for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University, details of which can be found on our website. We provide information, advice and support for students with a range of disabilities, specific learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and long-term health conditions. No problem is too small, so please do get in touch if you are in need of support.

Wellbeing also offer a number of workshops that all students can attend, but we provide a specific set of workshops, only bookable for postgraduates, that are geared towards the challenges of post-graduate study. These include:

  • How to Just Do It: Overcoming Procrastination
  • Managing Stress
  • I’ve Got to Be Perfect: Managing the Demands of Perfectionism

 Please search under the theme ‘Wellbeing’ on the Career Zone in order to find out more and book your place. Our twitter feed @UoEWellbeing has regular updates and reminders on events that we run.

There are several wellbeing maps of the three campuses, Streatham, St Luke's and Penryn.

These maps give advice on how to eat well on campus, where you can take time out and where and how to keep active.


St Luke's



Below are a list of apps we think might be of use to you:

Calm: Meditation to Relax, Focus and Sleep Better

Calm is the #1 app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy and peace to your daily life. Enjoy a calmer mind with guided meditations and experience more restful sleep with Sleep Stories. Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced meditators and gurus. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.

Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness

Headspace is meditation made simple. People have been meditating for thousands of years. But while the practice is not new, science is just starting to fully understand its benefits. Recent studies show meditation and mindfulness can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress. The guided meditations in Headspace are suitable for all levels of experience.

StressFree (available for free to Cornwall-based student)

Feel Stress Free is the world's first evidence based app to prevent and manage stress, anxiety, and related conditions. Developed in the UK by highly experienced consultant psychiatrists and psychologists, the app uses easy to learn clinically proven techniques to help you live a happier, relaxed, stress free life.

You-app: Micro-actions for personal development

We all want a happy, fulfilled life, but knowing what to do on a daily basis is not always obvious. YOU-app is top self-development knowledge condensed into micro-actions. Give us a minute of your day, and we give you something relevant, inspiring and actionable. Like a mentor in your pocket.