Health and Wellbeing

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There is a clear link between your wellbeing and academic success. To help you make the most of your time at University, our experienced wellbeing teams at Derby and Buxton provide support to all students, and sometimes applicants, including a confidential counselling service.

These teams can offer advice and support on a range of topics either face-to-face, over the phone or online, including support for:

We can also help with applying for DSA. Your Study Needs Assessment can be carried out at any assessment centre, including the University of Derby Assessment Centre.

If you’re based at Chesterfield, you can contact our Buxton Wellbeing team for support.

There is also a GP surgery, The Park Medical Practice, on-campus in Derby (Kedleston Road site), which students living in Derby can register with. If you are a student living in Buxton or Chesterfield, there are plenty of local healthcare providers.

Our Health Practitioners provide confidential consultations on a whole range of health and mental health issues.

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Student Wellbeing Centre

The Wellbeing Centre provides information and guidance to help you look after your wellbeing during your time at University.

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Upcoming virtual events

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Our Buxton Campus Get Ahead event for disabled students provides new students with the opportunity to become familiar with the University during a quieter period and begin to prepare for successfully managing their transition to university.

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Our Get Ahead event for disabled students provides new students with the opportunity to become familiar with the University during a quieter period and begin to prepare for successfully managing their transition to university.

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Forward Thinking is a pre-entry event for students with specific learning differences, providing new students with the opportunity to become familiar with the University during a quieter period and begin to prepare for successfully managing their transition to university.

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Top tips for improving your wellbeing

Whether it's having trouble sleeping, not being able to focus properly, or dealing with stress, we hope our short tips will remind you to look after yourself and tackle each problem gradually to find solution.

Read our tips for improving your wellbeingRead our tips for improving your wellbeing
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Our student wellbeing, confidentiality and information sharing policy

Discover how your student records are held, what it means to consent to share and how to access your information.

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