University of Birmingham counselling service has suspended all sign ups

They have reached full capacity

UoB have announced that they have had to suspend registration for the Counselling and Wellbeing service until January 2018.

The university's website says that the suspension is due to 'high demand' and will only be a "short" term measure. They've reassured students they will remain "available and accessible" despite the suspension, with drop in services continuing to operate three times per week in the Aston Webb Student Hub.

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Drop in sessions run on Tuesday (13.30-14.30), Wednesday (14.30-15.30), and Friday (11.30-12.30) every week during term time and offer free 20 minute consultation appointments on a 'sit and wait' basis.

The Welfare pages also encourages students to explore their other support options such as welfare tutors, peer support, Nightline, and the various NHS mental health support services.

Even when the service was up and running, the website warned that registrations would take 'several weeks' to process, something which has angered many students trying to access support.

Information on all of these services can be found on the 'Counselling and Wellbeing' section of the Student Services section of the UoB intranet.

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