Counseling & Mental Health

Counselling and Mental HealthSometimes you need a little extra help. At FIE, we have an open door policy and have many resources available to you as an FIE student, including a qualified and accredited counselor and psychotherapist as well as a wealth of in-house guides. If you or someone you know is struggling or just need someone to talk to, reach out! The Student Life team in Foundation House or our Residence Life Supervisors (RLS) in each of our student residences are always available to chat. If you would like to speak to someone about mental health accommodations (academic or residential), please contact our Director of Administration and Accessibility.


  • For urgent medical attention, phone 999 or go directly to an A&E department

  • For urgent medical advice, call NHS 111

  • See the NHS guide to dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency



  • To make an appointment with a counselor, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • A member of our qualified and accredited counseling team will then be in touch directly
  • Initial assessments are free of charge and can be offered in person or online
  • If you need to a private space to speak with a counselor, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders - Call 0808 801 0811 - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CALM is leading a movement against male suicide - Call 0808 802 58 58 or use their Webchat feature (Open 5pm - 12pm daily)


A free online community from Mental Health UK, where you can connect with others and find support information


A supportive online community where you can be yourself, to share experiences and listen to others.

FIE Accessibility Pages

Contact information and resources to support you throughout your program

FIE London Mental Health Guide

Preparation for mental health support and treatment in London

FIE Mental Health Tips Poster

10 ways to look after your mental health


A meditation app described as a ‘gym membership for the mind™’


Advice and support for those experiencing mental health problems and for those helping someone else with their mental health 

NHS - Every Mind Matters

Helpful guides to understanding mental health, supporting others, and getting support yourself including a personalised 'Mind Plan'


A charity for the prevention of young suicide - Call 0800 068 4141 - Text 07786 209697


A charity working to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness - Call 0300 304 7000 (open 4.30pm - 10.30pm daily)

Students Against Depression

Information and resources to help you identify low mood or depression and then find a way forward 

Student Minds

Resources and support from the UK's student mental health charity - includes some great advice on helping a friend in need

The Samaritans

A 24-hour service for anything that is troubling you - Call 116 123

Victim Support

Support for those affected by crime or traumatic events – Call 0808 1689 111 or use their Live Chat feature (available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Young Minds

Advice and support for all young people