Who can I turn to if I need support with my mental health and wellbeing?
It’s really important to seek support and speak to someone for your mental health and wellbeing. For many students, university is a time of transition and you may be away from familiar environments and social networks. For many people, this is a big change and can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Here are some suggested ways of finding support:
Your college is likely to have wellbeing services available for students, such as counselling and advice sessions. Contact your Student Services department, Student Union or personal tutor for more details.
See your GP - they will be able to refer you for local NHS mental health services, such as CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).
Peer support groups may be available at your university - speak with your Student Union for more information about what is available.
The NHS have a list of helplines available for anyone seeking support for their mental health.
Samaritans provide a free and confidential 24-hour helpline for anyone in emotional distress on 116 123.
REUK’s educational wellbeing team believe that every person deserves to flourish.They use activities and tools to build wellness, wellbeing and mental health. They will help you to practice some of these activities in our 1:1 sessions. They can also refer you on to other specialist services where needed. They understand how important it is to feel that you belong and can have connections in a place. They have great relationships with other organisations that work with young people to provide sports, befriending, music, arts, drama, educational and other social activities.
Talk Off the Record have a wealth of English and translated audible and video materials for young refugees and asylum seekers, available on their website here.
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