Mental Health Support

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Your mental health will always be a priority and you should reach out to someone if you feel you need to talk.

Studying at University can be stressful and difficult and it’s important to know where to turn if your mental health becomes affected. Mental health struggles are a common problem and there is plenty of support and resources out there that can help.

Internal Resources

Advice Centre

Free confidential support and advice to students on any issues they may be dealing with.

Where: Not currently onsite due to COVID-19

Email: suadvice@bucks.ac.uk

Phone: Not currently onsite due to COVID-19

Counselling Service

Free confidential professional therapy and help away from your day-to-day environment.

Where: High Wycombe (N1.12)

Email: counselling@bucks.ac.uk

Phone: 01494 605018

External Resources

Student Mind

Phone calls (available from 4-11pm) 7 days a week: 0808 189 5260.

Texts (available 24/7): To start a conversation text ‘STUDENT’ to 85258 and to stop the conversation text ‘STOP’.

Email: students@themix.org.uk. They aim to respond within 24 hours.

Webchat: This can be found here.

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Mind (Mental Health Charity)

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 6pm)

Text: 86483

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Calm (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Support for men ages 15-35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

Text: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

Condition Specific Resources

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am to 5:30pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Beat

The UK’s eating disorder charity, hoping to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders by encouraging and empowering people to get help quickly

Phone: 0808 801 0677

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments

Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.OCDuk.org

Smart Recovery UK

Help people decide whether they have a problem with alcohol and drugs, build up their motivation to change and offer techniques to support recovery

Phone: 0330 053 6022 (General Enquiries - Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.smartrecovery.org.uk

Victim Support

Free and confidential support for victims of crime

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.victimsupport.org