Mental health and wellbeing support services for UCU members

Education Support Partnership

At a recent training course, we learnt about Educational Support Partnership (ESP). They provide a free helpline which is available to UCU members.

In their words,

“We have been in education for over 140 years and our specialist team of counsellors and information experts are fully trained to deal with a wide range of personal and professional issues affecting your staff. It provides:

  • confidential emotional support and counselling available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week
  • up to six sessions of face-to-face or telephone counselling
  • access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • management consultation to support those responsible for managing others
  • specialist information on work-life balance
  • financial and legal information
  • information on local services such as elder care and childcare”

For more information about Education Support Partnership, visit their website:

FREE HELPLINE: 08000 562 561