Get support and advice

There is a lot of support available to help you through any number of issues or problems you might face whilst in the UK.

We’ve compiled some useful website and resources to support you should you need it.

Your university and Students’ Union will also offer further advice and support.

If you cannot find the support that you require from the links below, please contact the welfare and immigration team.


Citizens’ Advice Bureau – General service that offers advice on many issues including finances, accommodation and family issues. 


University of London Housing Service – Free housing advice and listings for students at University of London institutions

Unipol – Free housing advice and listings for students in Leeds, Nottingham and Bradford


Victim Support – An organisation offering confidential advice if you have been a victim of crime

British Council – Safety First – Pamphlet made by the British Council on staying safe when you visit the UK

Report it – An organisation offering support for victims of hate crime

Tell Mama – An organisation offering support for anti-Muslim hate, racism and discrimination


Cruse – Charity which offers advice and support to people struggling with bereavement

Good Grief Trust – Charity run by bereaved people to support bereaved people

Disability and learning difficulties

Disability Rights UK – Charity which promotes disability rights in the UK

AccessAble – A website that provides accessibility guides for a multitude of public places in the UK

RNIB – Charity which offers support and services for blind people

Action on Hearing Loss – Largest UK charity for supporting deaf people

Scope – Charity that champions equality for people with disabilities in the UK

ADHS Foundation – Organisation to improve wellbeing of people suffering with ADHD and other associated disorders

AADD-UK – Support organisation for people with Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

British Dyslexia Association – Organisation offering dyslexia advice, information and services

The Me Association – Organisation offering information and support for people with ME

Fibromyalgia Action UK – Small charity which promotes awareness and support for people with Fibromyalgia

Pain UK – An umbrella organisation of various charities which support people with chronic conditions

Mental health

Anxiety UK – Registered charity which works to relive and support people living with anxiety

Local Minds – Directory of Local Mind services which are independent organisations found all over the UK and which partner with Mind

Mental Health Mates – Peer support group where people with mental health problems can meet up for walks and talk openly about mental health

NHS – Student Mental Health – NHS webpages about student mental health

NHS Audio Guides – Audio guides with practical tips and advice for dealing with various mental health issues

Students Against Depression – Website that provides advice and support to students struggling with mental health

Student Minds – UK student mental health charity offering support and advice. Many universities will have a Student Minds society on campus.

Stress Management Society – Organisation helping people cope with and reduce stress

Understanding and Managing Anxiety – A guide for university students (in halls)

Confidential listening services and online counselling

The Samaritans – Nationwide listening service available to everyone

Kooth – Online counselling and confidential listening

Academic Support

Prepare for Success – An interactive web learning tool for international students

Cite them Right – Comprehensive guide on referencing and avoiding plagiarism

LGBTQI support

Stonewall – An organisation dedicated to tackling LGBTQI discrimination

Pregnancy resources

Maternity Action – An organisation that campaigns for better rights for parents

NCT – An organisation which supports soon to be and new parents.


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