Sustainable Development Goals - Afe Babalola University

Mental health support

The University Counselling Unit offers a wide range of free, confidential and non-judgmental mental health support services to students and faculty. The services include face to face counselling, mental health advisors, psychotherapy services, groups and workshops, and self-help resources that help students to overcome psychological, behavioral, social and emotional disorders and difficulties that may affect their performance.

The Unit provides the following services

  1. Therapeutic Services: As a student, you may experience a range of personal or health issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as personal loss, strained relationships, increased anxiety, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or inability to concentrate on daily activities. ABUAD is committed to advancing the mental health and well-being of its students. If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed and/or in need of support, free and confidential therapeutic support services are available at the Unit. The Unit cooperates with experienced psychiatrists at the ABUAD Multisystems Hospital which assigns psychiatrists to attend to students and coordinate support for cases requiring medical treatment.

If you would like to speak to a counsellor or book an appointment email:  or call on +234(0)80268-51940, +234(0)8038741176

  • Preventive Services: The ABUAD Counselling Unit organizes a wide range of awareness events and workshops to help with mental health concerns such as depression and low mood, eating disorders, anger management, anxiety, social anxiety, panic, hearing voices and disturbing beliefs, obsessions and compulsions, PTSD, self-harm, stress and sleeping problems. It facilities preventive services through counseling sessions, educational programs, and awareness programs. The Unit disseminates best practices through bulletins, booklets, videos and guides to make them aware of  mental health and introduce preventive strategies.
  • Helpline: The Counselling Unit offers a free, round the clock 24/7, and confidential listening and counselling support service for anyone who needs it. The Helpline also provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, addictions and bereavements.

If you would like to speak to a Helpline Counsellor, call on +234(0)802 – 685 – 1940, +234(0)803 – 874 – 1176

Periodic mental health awareness are always organised for the staff and students of the University. Here is the link to one of the presentations made for our staff and students in the 12th day of October 2020 tagged You and your mental Health Awareness Lecture on Mental Health for Staff and Students in the Year 2020

Also, a virtual training was organised by the Mental Health Department of the ABUAD Multisystem Hospital (AMSH) on the 10th October, 2020 for the ABUAD community (Students, Staff and stakeholders) to commemorate the World Mental Health Day 2020. Click here for the flyer for the virtual event.

In this same vein, the mental health awareness and provision of mental healthcare for the society has made the Founder/Chancellor to make a clarion call the mental patients should not be stigmatised. He made this call via the Sun Newspaper on the 12th day of July, 2019 and it reads thus Don’t stigmatise mental patients, Afe Babalola, medical doctor urge Nigerians

Resources: You and your mental Health Awareness Lecture on Mental Health for Staff and Students in the Year 2020

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