Healthy Eating


There are many ways that good nutrients in your diet and exercise can imporve both your physical and mental health. Certain foods are scientifically proven to imporve alertness, energy, positive mood and reduce anxiety. Below you can find a selection of resources on healthy eating as well as support information.


Campus Support
Student Welfare Service

The Student Welfare Service provides information about health and wellbeing, and runs activities throughout the year. Get in touch with them if you have any health care related questions.
Phone: 0116 252 2448
Location: Student Services Centre, Charles Wilson Building

Student Wellbeing Service

The Student Wellbeing Service offers appointments for emotional and mental wellbeing. They offer booked sessions with trained practitioners, ideal for short-term support.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (some appointments may be available after 5pm).
Phone: 0116 223 1780
Online contact form: Self-referral form
Location: Student Services Centre, Charles Wilson Building 

Sports and Active Life

Provides sports services and facilities to help improve physical, social and mental health.

Further information available here:

Community Support
Doctor's Surgeries (GP Services)

A General Practitioner (GP) is your doctor and is the main point of contact for general healthcare. They assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness. Find out more about how to sign up to a GP and how to find your nearest one here.

More information about registering, and key information for international students can be found here.
As well as physical health, mental health has a significant impact on your overall wellbeing whilst studying and can be discussed with your GP and they can help in a number of ways, finding the right treatment for you. 
Click here to access tips and advice to help you discuss your mental health with your GP.

The University of Leicester would recommend the Victoria Park Medical Centre as it provides doctors services to students and staff (see details below). 

Victoria Park Medical Centre

This is the closest doctor’s surgery to campus. Therefore, if you are unable to contact your GP, you should try and arrange an appointment here.

Phone: 0116 215 1105
Location: 203 Victoria Park Road, Leicester, LE2 1XD


b-eat: Charity for people with eating disorders and their families.

Change4Life: An NHS campaign for England and Wales, providing information and tips on healthy eating and living.

Mind: Food and Mood

NHS: Live Well

NHS: The Eatwell Guide

Student Union's Cookbook

UoL Student Welfare Service: Health advice and services

Visit our Emotional, Mental Health and Wellbeing signposting page and Self-Help Resources page for more information.