Health and wellbeing
At DMU we understand the importance of a healthy mind in a healthy body which is why we have invested heavily in our recreational and leisure facilities and have a full counselling team to provide confidential support if necessary.
A chaplaincy also provides non-denominational religious support and a doctor’s surgery on campus delivers a full NHS service to students and the local community.
The £8 million Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre provides a range of leisure and recreational facilities and activities including a 25m six-lane swimming pool with poolside sauna, a fitness suite with resistance weights and cardiovascular training machines, eight indoor courts for badminton and squash, netball and 5-a-side football, a comprehensive fitness class programme and a climbing wall.
Annual membership for DMU students is heavily subsidised but you can pay-as-you-go if you prefer.
DMU also has an active Students' Union Sports Section which organises a range of clubs, most of which participate in British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) fixtures.
DMU provides a range of support services for students to help deal with any emotional issues.
The service can help you:
- Fulfil your potential
- Solve your problems
- Deal with what you can't change
It can also:
- See you on a one-to-one basis
- Point you to online help
- Include you in one of our groups
- Get you the right self-help resources
How we can help?
The following services are available at DMU:
- Life coaching – develop your full potential
- Counselling – help with a wide range of issues
- Drop-in email – check us out with this first contact email option
- E-counselling – counselling by email exchange
- Nightline – listening service run by students
- Counselling podcast
DMU also has a number of online resources that can be accessed 24/7 once you are a student.
- Calmyou: online self help
- Natural relaxation course
- Beating the Blues: easy to use program
- Managing depression
- Managing stress
- Information about common problems