Dealing with crisis

It’s very important to make sure that you get the help you need when you are distressed or in crisis. Whilst there is a lot of support to help you on an ongoing basis, if you need more immediate support then you can use the information on this page.

If you need someone to talk to then the Samaritans are available to talk to 24 hours a day and can be contacted on 116 123.

At some universities you can also speak to Nightline which offer a confidential listening service at night time.  You can see if your university subscribes to nightline here.

If you are distressed you can also contact your GP to make an emergency appointment, contact your university’s counselling services, or seek online counselling from organisations such as Big White Wall and Kooth.

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger of harm or hurting themselves or others, then please go straight to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital or call for an ambulance by dialling 999.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts then please speak with your GP, but also know that you can call the Papyrus Hopeline or the Samaritans or make an appointment with the Listening Place.