Mental health support
Look after your mental health and wellbeing, and find support if you're worried about a friend.
Emergencies: call 999
If you or someone you care about are in danger, call the emergency services on 999.
NHS 24: Telephone 111
Call 111 if you have a medical issue which cannot wait until regular hours for you to see your NHS health professional. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 999.
Depression, anxiety, trauma, loss of focus, a need to talk?
How to use the services
1. You matter.
Take your mental health and yourself seriously.
2. Register with a GP
If you're a new student, register with a GP as soon as you're here. A GP can make referrals for you to specific services, so tell them about your circumstances.
3. Get help making adjustments for your studies
If you're a new student, talk to the Student Disability Service as soon as you arrive. They can help you make adjustments for your studies as needed. You can also access a Mental Health Mentor to support you throughout your studies.
4. Find support online
There are a lot of apps out there but we like two in particular because they're NHS-developed and properly regulated. These are the Feeling Good App and Big White Wall, and they're free when you access them through the University.
5. Talk to someone
You can have up to 4 sessions with a qualified counsellor through the University's Student Counselling Service. But if you'd like to talk to someone on a more random basis, you can have a chat about hefty topics with a nice walk or a cuppa through the University Chaplaincy. You can also access talking therapies by asking your GP; they can recommend free NHS services.
Looking after your friends
If you're worried about someone, the Advice Place offers guidance to help you support them. Remember, caring for someone through a crisis takes energy and emotional labour, so above all, take care of yourself.
If you're experiencing a situation beyond your control which is affecting your academic performance, talk to your Personal Tutor straight away.