Student health and welfare useful links and phone numbers

There is a whole world of support out there whenever you need it. For medical, health or welfare matters, take a look below for links and phone numbers to the groups and organisations who can offer help and advice.

Health

NHS 

  • 111 - the number to call if you need help with a health issue
  • NHS website - stacks of health help, including a health A-Z guide, living well advice and a feature for finding your nearest doctors/dentist/opticians/pharmacy
  • NHS 24 - health information and self-care advice for people in Scotland
  • NHS Direct Wales - health information for people in Wales
  • Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland

Health Talk

  • youthhealthtalk - real people talking about their emotional experience with illness

HIV/AIDS

Sexual Health

  • Sexual Health - NHS advice about sex/relationships/contraception
  • Family Planning Association - help and advice on sexual health education
  • National Sexual Health Helpline - 0300 123 7123, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm
  • Brook - Brook - sexual health and wellbeing for under 25s. Find advice, information or your nearest sexual health service
  • SH:24 - online webchat, sexual health advice, information and support

Mental Health

Emotional Support

  • The Samaritans - 116 123 (UK + ROI) - provides confidential non-judgmental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Also a text service - 07725909090 and email: [email protected] - replies within 24 hours
  • Nightline - Student-run helpline open throughout the night, providing confidential, non-judgmental and non-advisory support. Basically like an alternative to The Samaritans, geared towards students. Has branches in most major UK universities. Also has an IM and email service
  • B-eat - eating disorder charity with a number of helplines, including one especially for young people who need support with eating disorder related problems

Information & Advice

Drug Awareness

  • Talk To Frank - a place to get accurate information about drugs

Crime

  • Victim Support - a national charity dedicated to helping victims of crime
  • Rape Crisis - website with details of local rape crisis organisations