Mental Health Services at the UMC 

Primary Care Student Mental Health Specialist Service  (PCSMHS)

For Students Only:

We feel that it is vital that Students have good access to Mental Health services to support them whilst studying.   This service is for students with new or existing mental health problems who may need some short term support to help them return to their usual day to day routine and studies.   We accept referrals for the following Universities:

  • University of Kent
  • University of Kent - Medway Campus
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University - Medway Campus
  • University for the Creative Arts

The service is run by an experienced team of Nurses and Occupational Therapists with access to a Psychiatrist's advice and guidance.  They are able to offer an assessment and support and potentially signpost you for further support from another specialist organisation. For information on how to access the service please see the  Service Leaflet.

Referrals  are accepted from health and social care professionals, please email to                    

The Managing Emotions Group

This is a 12 week online psychoeducation group for students who experience complex emotional difficulties .  Learn different coping strategies to help manage difficult or complex emotions that can impact negatively on your life.

Referral to the group is via health and social care professionals only.  MEG leaflet 





Local Mental Health Services for all patients to access

Local Self-Referral Mental Health Services: This link has useful links for mental health self-referral services in Canterbury area. click here