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Student wellbeing at LSE


Welcome to the new Student wellbeing at LSE web resource. We'll be developing the resource and inviting student feedback to it over the 2014/15 year. Meantime, we have listed below some events happening this Michaelmas Term that may be of interest, followed by the names of several people and services you can access at LSE to help you "live well to learn well".

World Mental Health Day: The Student Wellbeing Service ran a follow up session on 28 November outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, with a focus on the Christmas break. This came after the first stall on 10 October -- World Mental Health Day.
The holidays can be a stressful and emotional time of year. It’s important to try and look after yourself as much as possible. We asked people to complete a “5 things I will do to look after myself in the holidays“,  “I will de-stress in the holidays by…”, “I will be kind to myself in the holidays by…” and “I will look after myself in the holidays by…”with ideas of things that we will all do to help maintain our mental health/wellbeing over the break. 134 people gave suggestions of things they would do to support their wellbeing over the holiday period. Ideas included helping others, watching Netflix, travelling, singing, running, shopping, exercising, eating and (by far the most popular method!) sleeping. 

Upcoming events

Circles Choir: Every Wednesday, 3.30 - 5.30, Faith Centre, Saw Swee Hock building 

  • No auditions
  • No need to read music
  • Release your endorphins


£5 yoga: Every Friday (termtime), 1.00 - 2.00, Faith Centre. Bring your own mat. To contact the organiser:  londonashtanga@gmail.com


Meditation: meditation groups in the Faith Centre: 
Mondays: 12:15-13:00 in the Faith Centre main room, Wednesday Meditation Circle: 12:00-12:30 in the Faith Centre Cave. For more information, email meditation@lse.ac.uk:



End of Term Review - Wednesday 10 December,12.00 - 13.00, Room CLM 4.02.

An opportunity to review progress and anticipate future challenges. This workshop will include a discussion of practical skills to help with various academic challenges, including stress management.  


Past events

Studying and surviving at LSE: For powerpoint - click here
World Mental Health Day:  The Student Wellbeing Service ran a stall on Friday 10 October outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre on to mark World Mental Health Day. We wished to promote the “Time To Change” campaign that aims to end mental health discrimination, and this year’s campaign is “It’s time to talk”, which encourages everyone to have a conversation about mental health. 87 people gave ideas of how they relax and how they maintain their mental health and wellbeing ranging from “have a cup of tea”, “take a deep breath”, “dance”, “get lots of sleep” and “study”.
International Students Workshop: For powerpoint - click here
Good writing Psychology: For powerpoint - click here

People and services

LSE Advisers to Students are available to discuss problems and matters of concern to any woman or male students.

Adviser to Women Students • Dr Bingchun Meng • 020 7955 5020 • b.meng@lse.ac.uk

Adviser to Male Studies • Dr Jonathan Hopkin • 020 7955 6535 • j.r.hopkin@lse.ac.uk

LSE Careers is the first point of information for all things career related. In Michaelmas and Lent terms, it hosts a series of Career In:Sight events that address the emotional aspects of career search.

LSE Deans are available to any student who wishes or needs to discuss academic or personal issues. They can be used for informal advice about many different student related issues and concerns, and see a large number of students every year. Find out more about the Deans' work and how to contact them at our Student advisers page.

LSE Disability and Wellbeing Service is the first point of contact for disabled students, both before arrival at LSE and throughout their time here. Experts in long term medical, mental health and neurodiverse conditions are available for advice and guidance, and can put Individual Student Support Agreements and Individual Examination Adjustments in place.

LSE Faith Centre is the home to LSE's diverse religious activities and its interfaith programme, as well as providing a reflective space (on the second floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre) for students of any faith or none.

LSE Financial Support Office offers advice and guidance on scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards, with a daily drop in session running on Mondays to Fridays.

LSE Peer Support enables a student to talk confidentially to a fellow student about anything that is troubling them. Located in halls of residence and on campus, the Peer Supporters are a group of specially selected and trained students who help their peers to find their own solutions.

LSE Residential Services offers 24 hour support in all LSE residences and runs a series of hall-based events across the year, including yoga classes, a Chinese New Year party and stressbusting activities during exams.

LSE Student Counselling Service is a free and confidential service for all students, offering bookable one to one appointments, drop in sessions at 15:00 Mondays to Fridays, and group based support on issues such as anxiety management and self esteem.

LSE Student Services Centre Advice and Reception Team is available at the Student Services Centre counter in the Old Building from 11:00 to 16:00 Mondays to Fridays, for advice on a range of subjects including admissions, registration, course choice, exams and graduation.

LSESU Advice & Support is the LSE Students' Union Advice & Support service, located on the third floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and open Mondays to Fridays from 11:00 to 13:00, and available for advice, guidance and representation to all LSE students on matters relating to LSE academic policies, as well as housing and applications for hardship funds.