Student Minds support

24/7 support available for students whether you’re going home or staying in Portsmouth

10 December 2020

3 min read

Whether you are going home for Christmas or staying in Portsmouth, Student Space is available 24/7 over the Christmas break for students. You can contact them about anything no matter how big or small your worry may be. 

Maybe you just want to chat with someone: 

If you want to stay active during the Christmas break follow our Facebook page: UOP Sport and Recreation. Although we may not be delivering classes live, we will be sharing our favourite fitness classes daily from the last 9 months. Staying active is a great way to make you feel good, reset your mindset and burn off those mince pies.

Wherever you are spending Christmas this year, we hope that you have a joyous time. Always remember you have the support and someone to turn to at all times.

If you need more personalised support the university wellbeing service offers support in a wide range of areas and the Students Union’s It’s ok not to be ok campaign has a range of resources available to you as well. Here are a list of university resources that are here to help you: 

  • Student Wellbeing Service providing support via Skype, email and phone. Email to arrange an appointment. There are also Virtual Wellbeing Cafes held every Wednesday at 3pm GMT – contact for more details. 
  • WhatsUp is an app providing daily tools to promote positive mental health and connections and is available on Android and iOS.
  • Chaplaincy can provide support, guidance and a friendly ear. Contact the Chaplains at or +44 (0)23 9284 3030.
  • The Residence Life team provide support in halls of residences and can be contacted at or +44 (0)23 9284 3418.
  • The Students' Union Advice Centre provide impartial and non-judgemental advice and can be contacted at or +44 (0)23 9284 3478.