Looking after your mental health
We know that university can be a stressful time and COVID-19 is making things particularly challenging. If you are struggling, please remember that you are not alone. There are lots of organisations out there that can provide information, advice and someone to talk to.
Please don’t wait, contact someone today. Here are some of the support options available:
Look UK has a student/young person mentoring service, and a counselling service.
Give the RNIB helpline a call for advice and access to services such as counselling or befriending.
Resources to guide self-help, as well as text, webchat, phone and email services for one-to-one support.
- Phone: 08081895260, or text the word STUDENT to 85258
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://studentspace.org.uk
Whenever you feel alone and that you just want to talk to someone, there is a 24-hour phone service available every day of the year.
Advice about mental health problems, where to get help locally, treatment options and an advocacy service.
- Phone: 0300 123 3393 (9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except bank holidays)
- Email: email@example.com
- Text: 86463
- Post: Mind Infoline, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS
- Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/
Your GP can help to sign post and refer on to local services and will be able to advise you on the right support.
Local authority, Adult Services team
Your local council can direct you to local support services, find your local council here.
Your university’s Disability Support team
They can refer on to local support and can help to put the right strategies/support in place to help manage your studies. Their contact details will usually be available on the university’s website, but contact student services if you cannot find them.
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