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The Big Read at Hallam Library

Support Services at Sheffield Hallam University

'My Name is Leon' covers some themes that some readers may find upsetting or challenging. It is not compulsory to read it, however, if you find that you need some support in tackling these issues, the University offers a range of support as listed on this page

Hallam Help

Hallam Help

Hallam Help can provide you with high quality support, wherever you need it!

For more information, please visit the Hallam Help webpage:

You can also contact Hallam Help via Tel: 0114 225 2222 or email:

Care Leaver and Estranged Student Support

Care Leaver and Estranged Student support

The Care Leaver Coordinator at SHU can provide information, advice and support with:

  • Finding a suitable place to live throughout the whole calendar year
  • Providing you with a dedicated member of staff to help with various aspects of your student life
  • Guiding you to relevant support programmes.

For more information, please visit: 


Health and Wellbeing Support

Health and Wellbeing Support

Student Wellbeing Service

The Student Wellbeing Service offers a variety of support to students, including counselling, eating disorder appointments, faith advice, an inclusive support service, mental health support as well as 'Report and Support' (for sexual violence, harassment, abuse or hate crime).

Visit the Student Wellbeing Service's website at:




Student Health at SHU

Student Health at SHU is the University's GP service.

For more information, or to register, please visit:  

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online community available to SHU students that offers support 24/7 if you are feeling down, anxious or are not coping.

Visit the Big White Wall at:


Financial Support

Student Financial Support Team

The Student Financial Support Team can provide answers to enquiries about all aspects of student financial support.

Contact the Student Financial Support Team via their online enquiries form at:


Additional Financial Help

Information on additional financial help at SHU, including Hardship Funds, the Emergency Food voucher scheme and financial help for dependents can be found here:

Housing and Accommodation Support

Accommodation Support

For help, advice and guidance with accommodation at SHU, please visit:

Tel: 0114 225 5555


Academic Support

The Skills Centre

The Skills Centre provides academic skills support to all students at SHU via workshops, 1-1 drop-in appointments and tutorials, and operates at both City and Collegiate campuses.

Visit the Skills Centre's website at:



Maths and Statistics Support

The Maths and Statistics Support team offer support to all students at SHU via weekly drop-ins at both City and Collegiate campuses, and online resources.

Visit the Maths and Statistics Support website at:

Maths support email:

Statistics support email:


Disabled Student Support

If you have a disability, including long term medical conditions, specific learning differences (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and A(D)HD) and/or mental health conditions, the Disabled Student Support service can provide access to additional academic support, including: Learning contracts, Support Workers, and Equipment/ Assistive Technology software.

Visit the Disabled Student Support pages at:

Tel: 0114 225 3964 (Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm Fri 9am – 4:45pm, voicemail at other times)


You can also attend a drop-in to speak with a member of the team face-to-face at the following locations and times:

City campus
Monday: 1pm – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 1pm
Hallam Help Point, Level 5, Owen Building

Collegiate campus 
Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm
Thursday: 1pm – 5pm
Hallam Help Point, ground floor, Heart of the Campus