Health and Wellbeing

At St Chad’s we offer support for students around a wide range of issues with the aim of ensuring that you can fulfil your academic potential and make the most of the wider student experience opportunities available in St Chad’s and across the wider University. The Vice Principal, Dr Victoria Brown, along with the Assistant Principals, Jeanna Spencer and Charlie Pemberton, are available to meet with you around issues such as:

  • Academic concerns
  • Health concerns and what to do if you are ill
  • Social and relationship issues
  • Concerns about fees and finance
  • Disability or access needs
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Sexual misconduct and violence
  • And many other things relating to your wellbeing!

Experience suggests that accessing support at an early stage often means that issues can be resolved quickly so do come and talk to us. Staff offices are located on the first floor (Cathedral side) of Main College. For urgent issues, do drop-in and see us but in most cases we encourage you to book an appointment using the online appointment booking system. Alternatively do email us via This inbox is monitored Monday to Friday, 8.30 am – 5 pm. For support outside of office hours, please see the ‘Where to find help’ link below.

Book an appointment with Chad's Student Support

Follow the link below to book an appointment with the student support team at St Chad's College.

Book here

Where to find help

If you are not sure where to find help, click here for more information including if you need urgent help.

More information here

Meet the student support team

Victoria, Jeanna and Charlie are here to offer support - find out more about what they do by clicking below.

Chaplaincy and Faith Support at St Chad's

Click here to find out more about chaplaincy and faith support at St Chad's College through our College Chaplain, David Rushton.

More information here

Complete a Self-cert

To complete a Self-certification of Absence Form, follow the link below.

Complete a Self-cert here

Register with a GP in Durham

It is important that all students register with a GP in Durham soon after arrival. The registration process is straight-forward.

Click here to register

A range of specialist support services are also available through Durham University including the Counselling and Mental Health Service and Disability Support. Appointments are available by appointment and the student support team in St Chad’s can also help you to access these services.

Counselling and MH Service

More information about the range of support available through the University's Counselling and Mental Health Service is available here.

More information here

Disability Support

Find out more here about the University's Disability Support Service.

More information here

Student Space

Student Space is an externally run support platform for students containing a range of resources and access to phone and online support.

Visit Student Space here