Support over the summer holidays

During the holidays it is important to take time out and recharge, but also to keep up the routines that help you to stay happy and focused. See friends and family, keep active, eat and sleep well. Balancing downtime with preparation for the summer term will help you to stay in touch with your studies and ease your return to University.

Support services opening hours

The University's support services operate over the summer holiday, with some changes to usual opening times as below. View the full list of the student support services available to you at Bristol.

  • Students' Health Service: Opening hours remain the same over the summer. This service will be closed on August bank holiday and will be open 9am - 12pm on 28 August. 
  • Free, drop-in counselling. Confidential counselling sessions available twice-weekly from Tuesday 12 June, provided by Student Wellbeing Advisors. These will run 10am-12pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the Just Ask Advice Rooms, Bristol SU 3rd Floor Office, The Richmond Building. Available to students in Bristol during the summer vacation. 
  • Disability Services: see website for opening times
  • Just Ask: Normal opening hours 
  • Nightline: This service runs during term time only. Normal hours resume on 24th September 
  • Multifaith Chaplaincy: see website for opening times 

Whether you're going home for the holidays or not, University support services are still on hand to help you stay safe, happy and healthy.

Staying safe

When you're out celebrating over the summer, look after yourself and your friends. This personal safety guidance from the Students' Union applies whether you are at home or in Bristol.  

Summer Six

In Bristol over the summer? Stay active with a six week gym membership - includes gym, swim, classes and outdoor tennis court hire.

Only £20 for students if bought before 30 June.

Top Tips for staying well

Exercise, planning, talking and getting outside can all help support your wellbeing.

Watch Pete Burrows from our Healthy Minds service explain his Top Tips to support your mental health over the summer.

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