Health and Welfare

What support it available for students during COVID-19?

Student safety has and always will be a priority at the University of Bolton, and we are committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the University and among the wider community.

We, as a University, have taken measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff and have detailed this on our website which is regularly updated with University and local community updates, please see below for details and ensure to see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for guidance from Public Health England.


There is nothing more important to the University of Bolton than the safety of our students and staff, and we have provided some advice to help get through some changes we experience during COVID-19 such as isolation.

Coping With Isolation 

Coping With Anxiety

Please note that the Life Lounge is available f you would like to speak to an advisor, counsellor, or book an appointment to speak with somebody who can help you.

The Life Lounge is a service that the University offers in order to support the mental health of our students and staff members. It brings together mental health and wellbeing services, including:

  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Wellbeing Advisors
  • Mental Health Advisors
  • A quiet and relaxing space where you can take some time out from the busy aspects of life and your studies.

The Life Lounge is located on T2, Eagle Tower in the Chancellor's Building.

We are proud to have developed an online mental health and wellbeing resource that you can access 24/7. It includes helpful advice and guidance about mental health and wellbeing, as well as self-help guides and much more. You can access the online resource here and find out how to access the Life Lounge services here.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

Staff and advisors are also available during working hours if you require further information or signposting for services, visit www.bolton.ac.uk/ask-us. Alternatively, please contact a Wellbeing Advisor on 01204 903 655 or email lifelounge@bolton.ac.uk.

More information can also be found within the Help Centre FAQ's.

We are proud of our work on-campus to ensure our students can enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe, COVID-secure.