Student Mental Health Support

There are many reasons, including deadlines, financial worries, health, relationship and family difficulties, which cause people to experience anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression. Many find their own ways of coping, but some need support to manage these feelings and to get the balance right. This is where we can help.

There may be times during the academic year which are particularly stressful, especially when deadlines are looming. Our partner, Anxiety UK, prides themselves on being able to offer timely support to people without lengthy waiting times, usually within 2 weeks. This means that you can access support at the time when you need it most.

We know that it is not easy for many people to ask for help, especially if you are feeling anxious. We want to make the process as smooth as possible so people can access appropriate support quickly.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for help, you will need to have worked for a year in the UK in architecture, architectural technology or landscape architecture.

What can we offer?

Through our partnership with Anxiety UK, we can give you quick access to a range of support;

  • Helpline support
  • Email support
  • Wellbeing assessment (including one year’s membership to Anxiety UK)
  • One to one therapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT, counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, acupuncture) via a network of approved therapists.

How does it work?

Get in touch with the welfare team at the Society. We will talk to you about your current situation and agree next steps in accessing support to meet your needs.

You can contact us by:

phone: 020 7580 2823



post: The Welfare Team, Architects Benevolent Society, 43 Portland Place, London W1B 1QH

We approach all enquiries with sensitivity and respect, and of course treat information confidentially.

Once eligibility has been confirmed by our welfare officer, and a referral to Anxiety UK is agreed as an appropriate way forward, a referral will be made for one of the support services available through Anxiety UK.

There may be other ways in which the Society can help you, which our welfare officers can talk to you about.

Find out more about Anxiety UK .

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