Support Resources

We have a great bursing community here and Bucks and want to make sure that you guys are always feeling your best. So, we've pulled together a wealth of support resources specifically for our Nursing and Healthcare students. Recommended by your Vice President Education and Welfare, current nursing students and members of the Students' Union team who are Mental Health First Aid certified.


Website/Phone support

1. Cavell Nurses Trust - Offering support for personal and financial hardship to nurses and healthcare assistants.  

Telephone: 0152 759 5999  


Please Note: Cavell doesn’t help student nurses but if any student nurses are healthcare assistants, then you should be able to access it.


2. SHOUT - You can text us any time, day or night.

Text: Text FRONTLINE to 85258 to talk to a trained crisis volunteer available 24/7. 



3. Frontline19 - Offering free and confidential psychological support for those on the frontline.



4. Our Frontline - NHS free Confidential staff support line: Free and confidential service for healthcare workers to talk to trained professionals. 

Text: FRONTLINE to 85258 to talk to a trained crisis volunteer available 24/7 

Phone: 0800 069 6222 available from 7am to 11pm everyday

Find out more here.


5. Hospice UK - Free and confidential phone line available to healthcare workers. 

Phone: 0300 303 4434 available 8am – 8pm everyday. 



6. Royal College of Nursing - Free confidential support and assistance to all members.

As an RCN member you can get free, confidential support and assistance to help you deal with challenging, emotional issues you may face, whether work related or personal.

Find out more here.


7. Central and North West London Crisis Line -  Help in a mental health crisis

Phone: 0800 023 4650 available 24/7.

Find out more here.


8. The Good Grief Trust - By the bereaved for the bereaved.

Offering support to anyone suffering bereavement throughout COVID-19 or any circumstance before or during these uncertain times. 



9. Cruse Bereavement Care - You are not alone. We're here to support you.


Phone: 0808 808 1677?



10. Sudden Bereavement - Help after a sudden bereavement

Phone: 0800 2600 400





1. Help for Hereos - We are stronger together.

Read their field guide to self-care. 


2. Royal College of Nursing - Supporting you with your studies and future career

Join the webinars for Student Nurses


3. Cruse Bereavement Care 

Feelings when someone dies: 

Coping with Greif: 


4. Sudden Bereavement

A webinar on grief within COVID and sudden death. 


5. Story corps

Founder, Dave Isay, talks about other people’s perspectives on a loss of a loved one and how to carry on their legacies. 

Ted Talk:  


6. CapitalNurse

CapitalNurse have produced a Selfcare Handbook as a helpful resource with some self-care ideas that student nurses can access.


7. Bucks New University

The university have created a guide for student nurses during their practice placements. 

Self-care for student nurses during practice placements.