Student health and welfare useful links and phone numbers

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Contact details for helpful organisations

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 groups and organisations who can provide help and advice.



  • NHS 111 Online | Get immediate help for your symptoms. Also available by phone - dial 111
  • NHS website | A range of help advice and information. Includes a health A-Z guide, living well advice and a feature for finding your nearest doctors/dentist/opticians/pharmacy
  • NHS Every Mind Matters | Mental health and self-care tips
  • NHS 24 | Health information for people in Scotland
  • NHS 111 Wales | Health information for people in Wales
  • Health and Social Care | Health information for people in Northern Ireland


Sexual health

  • Sexual Health | NHS advice about sex/relationships/contraception
  • Family Planning Association (0300 123 7123) | Help and advice on sexual health education
  • Brook | Sexual health and wellbeing services, focused on young people
  • SH:24 | Sexual health advice and free STI testing kits sent through the post

Mental health

Emotional support

  • Samaritans (116 123) | Talk to a volunteer at any time, 24 hours a day for confidential and non-judgmental support on whatever you are going through
  • Nightline | Student-run helpline open throughout the night, providing confidential, non-judgmental and non-advisory support to students
  • Beat | Eating disorder charity with a number of helplines
  • Mind (0300 123 3393) | Covering information about mental illness and a listening service
  • Papyrus (0800 068 4141) | Help and support surrounding suicide
  • OCD UK | OCD info and support
  • SANE (0300 304 7000) | Mental health information and support

Drugs awareness

  • Frank (0300 1236600) | A place to get accurate information about drugs