I need help now

When feeling overwhelmed it’s important to remember that these intense feelings will pass, and things can and will improve - please don’t give up.

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. 

If you are considering ending your life you can access urgent support, you matter, and you will not be wasting anyone's time. 

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Coping in a crisis
The mental health charity Mind has information on ways to help yourself cope during a crisis. This includes calming exercises and a tool to get you through the next few hours.

The Staying Safe website helps you to build your own safety plan to keep you safe from suicidal thoughts, has messages of hope and lots of resources to help you stay safe.


Emergency support helplines: 

  • You can telephone Samaritans on 116 123 from your mobile or landline (not a University phone) or send an email to: jo@samaritans.org
  • The CAM Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need help, you can text CAM at 85258.


NHS support

NHS and local mental health trust support links can be found below whether you already have support or wish to access specific support.

Please note that local NHS provision is based on your GP, not your address, so it is important that you register with a local GP when moving to university.