New or ongoing family difficulties can impact on your studies and student experience.

Whether with the family of origin or with a current partner or family, many students find that new or ongoing family difficulties can impact on their studies and student experience. There is support available for students in this position, and it is a good idea to make use it to ensure that your studies aren’t unduly affected.

It is always advisable to let your personal tutor or course leader know if you are having difficulties affecting your studies they are there to help, and can offer useful advice and support. Also consult your GP if you are feeling persistently low, or if your difficulties are significantly affecting your daily functioning.

There is also support available if you are estranged from your family and at university without their support.

Useful resources to help with family and relationship issues

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National charity offering useful advice about family relationships, including articles, videos and podcasts, a blog, the option for parents to chat with each other via the forum, and live online chat with a counsellor.

More wellbeing help

Take a look at our other resources and sources of support for help with everything - from issues with alcohol, to healing from trauma.

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Get involved in the free support available for you at uni, including support groups, drop-in events and the annual Feel Good Fest.

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