Human Resources


University provision

The University provides an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides free confidential face to face counselling upon request to all members of staff.  The self-referral service means you just ring 01225 825960 or 01225 824484 and arrange an appointment direct with the Counsellor.  At busy times you may need to leave a message but the Counselling Service will get back to you. 

The service is managed via contract by the Head of University Health, Safety & Environment (UHSE) but it is a wholly confidential service which means that all users remain anonymous to the University.  The Head of UHSE only receives anonymous statistics which are generalised so that there is no way of identifying attendees.  You can therefore feel confident in using it knowing that anything you say will be kept private.

Education Support Partnership

The Education Support Partnership is an independent counselling service. It is a charity that supports staff in higher education. They provide a 24/7 telephone and email helpline. You can contact them directly by phoning 08000 562561 or by emailing


Counselling services for students is provided by Student Services who should be contacted direct.