Coronavirus Update

We know that this is an extremely challenging period for all students and ensuring that you have the necessary support during these unprecedented times is of paramount importance to us. That's why we've put together a dedicated Welfare Advice page on our Coronavris Hub so that you can quickly access vital resources and support should you need them.

What can we help you with?

Here you will find out all the stuff we can support you with when it comes to your wellbeing.

We know that starting university can be a scary experience for lots of people and here at RHSU we want to make sure you feel safe and happy so that you can fulfil your maximum potential. In order to do that we work with the College’s Wellbeing team to make sure that if you ever feel unhappy or need support, someone is there who can give you the help you need. You can come to us for advice on anything but we know that the following are common:

  • Nights out
  • Sexual health
  • Mental health
  • Lifestyle

Nights Out

We know that a big part of university life for many students is the social activity and going out. We are here to make sure that if you have any reservations or questions that there is someone on hand to give you some answers. You might not be too sure how to approach these nights, so we’ll help you to keep yourself healthy and safe while having a great time. Here are some of our tips:

  • Drink in moderation
  • Protect your drink from spiking
  • Make sure you still get enough rest

If you do find yourself needing help or advice around our nights out or our venues then please make an appointment and we'll seek to help you out.

Sexual Health

Your health is extremely important to us and we know that not everyone has had the most in depth sexual health advice and guidance while at school or at home. We are here to make sure you have the support you need and access to services that will help you stay healthy and safe. We can help with:

  • How to stay sexually healthy
  • Where to go to get tested

We also offer freebies in our waiting room:

  • Condoms (internal and external)
  • Sanitary products
  • Personal attack alarms

Mental Health

We know that students can suffer from difficult periods at university, so we want to make sure you have someone you can talk to. Royal Holloway provides a wealth of services to support students, and more about their facilities can be found on their website. But if you’re in a situation where you’re just not sure what to do, or you simply need to talk, please book in time with us and we will help you to know what to do next. Our advisors are Mental Health First Aiders and will be able to listen and support you through seeking appropriate help.

Emotional problems can get in the way of your studies and life in general. If you find yourself having problems, the College Counselling Service is there to help.

The Student Wellbeing team are there to help and advise students throughout their studies at Royal Holloway. They make students aware of the support services available and would encourage students to come forward to seek help and advice. To find out more about their service please go to their website.