At GK Unions we are committed to supporting you in your time at University. Mental health support and advice is so important to a happy, healthy life at Uni and beyond.

Below are some useful links if you, or someone you know, needs to talk to someone to find out more about mental health support.


Buddy Scheme

The Buddy Scheme is a relaxed peer-to-peer network coordinated by GK Unions that aims to help students settle in to life at Medway and support them throughout their university journey.



University of Kent Counselling Service

University of Greenwich Counselling Service

University of Greenwich Wellbeing Hub

Kent Union Mental Health Group

Mind - a mental health charity committed to providing support and respect for those suffering with mental health issues.

Rethink Mental Illness - a charity challenging attitudes about mental health and changing lives.

Student Minds - is a student mental health charity supporting individuals and the university community to support each other and create change.

Students Against Depression - provides you with a calm environment and the resources to help you find a way forward - a website offering advice, information and guidance to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.



Both universities offer non-judgemental, confidential support for students of all faiths or none.

Kent students

Greenwich students

If you feel that you’re at crisis point, or you know someone else is, then contact your campus Student Centre or the Students’ Union Advice Service. It could be the first step in taking back control of your health or someone else’s. If you feel there’s no one else to talk to, contact the Samaritans. Available to provide emotional support to anyone, 24 hours a day, all year round. Sometimes we all need someone to just listen. See https://www.samaritans.org/, or phone 116 123.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

General health

Find out more advice and information on our health page.


Contact Us

If you still need help use the links below to arrange to speak to an adviser regarding your specific case and circumstances.