• Health and Wellbeing

    Resources and facilities to help you take care of yourself at the IMC.

    Bookfair in Parkinson Court at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds

Dignity and mutual respect

All IMC delegates, exhibitors, and staff are expected to adhere to our Policy on Dignity and Mutual Respect and Social Media Policy. Read our policies

As our policy states, if you feel you are being harassed or bullied, notice harassing or bullying behaviour, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of IMC staff immediately. We value your attendance and will help contact security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise help you to feel safe throughout the IMC.

Lactation room

University House: Woodsley Room

Open: Monday-Wednesday 09.00-21.00, Thursday 09.00-17.00

This room is a private, comfortable space, close to a sink and accessible bathroom, providing facilities for breastfeeding women who want to express milk during the day. Paper towels, wet wipes, and labels will be provided and you will have access to a refrigerator.

Quiet room

University House: De Grey Room

Open: Monday-Wednesday 09.00-21.00, Thursday 09.00-17.00

This room will be open as a quiet place for relaxing away from the lively atmosphere of the IMC. Equipment such as earplugs will be available for you to take a break in your own company.

The quiet room is not intended as a space for socialising or practising your paper: please respect the needs of other delegates. Instructions on using the room will be available inside.

Prayer spaces and faith-based support

A number of prayer and quiet contemplation spaces are available across campus.

Emmanuel Centre

A central space managed by the Universities’ Chaplaincy in Leeds, where you can drop in to use the chapel for quiet contemplation and prayer.

Islamic prayer room

Cemetery Lodge is located on St George’s Field, close to the Fine Arts Building. It is managed by Leeds University Union Islamic Society.

Jewish chaplaincy

Hillel House Synagogue on Springfield Mount is home to the Leeds University Union Jewish Society, offering regular morning prayer services and Orthodox and Egalitarian Friday night services.

Faith-based support in Leeds

Download this list of contacts for different faiths across Leeds for more information on places of worship and sources of faith-based support.

First aid and medical emergencies

First Aid

In the event of an accident or incident, or if you are feeling unwell, please go to your accommodation reception or go to the Information and Payment Desk in the Refectory Foyer. If you are unable to get to an information or reception desk, alert any member of staff.

In the event of an emergency, or should you be unable to contact anyone else, contact University Security on +44 (113) 343-2222 or 32222 from any University of Leeds telephone. Security will then call the emergency services if necessary and guide emergency vehicles onto campus.

Off-campus, for emergency services (fire, ambulance, police) the number to call is 999 (or 112).

Emergency Medical Care

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you can visit the Emergency Department at Leeds General Infirmary, a short walk from campus. Access to the Emergency Department is via the Jubilee Wing on Calverley Street.

Go to the Emergency Department website

Non-emergency medical treatment


Lloyds Pharmacy is located on Woodhouse Lane, opposite the Parkinson Building. Open 09.00-18.00, Monday-Friday.

Find Lloyds Pharmacy on Google Maps

Non-Emergency Medical Treatment

NHS walk-in centres offer convenient access to treatments for minor illnesses and injuries.The nearest walk-in centre to campus is:

Shakespeare Medical Practice
Cromwell Mount

Go to Shakespeare Medical Practice website or find it on Google Maps

Addiction Support

Leeds is home to a large number of support groups and meetings for many different forms of addiction. Below are a few resources to help you find meetings nearby – please note this is not an exhaustive list and other forms of support may be available:

Find a Meeting – Alcoholics Anonymous UK
Meetings Search – Narcotics Anonymous UK
Meeting Finder – Gamblers Anonymous UK
Sex Addicts Anonymous in the UK

Further support

If you need any additional support at any time during the IMC, feel free to contact a member of staff at the Information and Payment Desk in the Refectory Foyer. We will do our best to help or signpost you to appropriate resources or services.

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