UK Student Helplines and Support Resources

uk student helplines

UK students – if you’re feeling held back or stressed or you’re not sure what to do next in life, these UK student helplines can help.

Being a student and dealing with study and life challenges can be tough. You don’t have to go it alone – get things off your chest with people who are trained to help you find a new perspective.

Childline – Exam Stress

Exam stress can start with revision, and it can all get on top of you when you’re dealing with exam pressure on top of everything else. Childline have an online exam stress help centre, and they invite you to get in touch with them about whatever you want if you’re feeling you need to talk – it can be about exams or something else.

Call free on 0800 1111

Nightline Student Helplines

The Nightline Association is a national organisation of university student helplines. Want to talk to someone? You can use their Find my Nightline service – just type in your university’s name to see if it is covered by a Nightline.

Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Skill promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK. You can use their database to find out which colleges and universities would be good for you in terms of support. They have a range of resources for disabled students and young people including information sheets on applying to college, financial assistance, examination arrangements, disclosing disability, looking for work and much more.

Phone (voice): 0800 328 5050
Text: 0800 068 2422

Students against Depression

Students Against Depression provides you with resources to find a way forward from stress, low mood, depression or suicidal thinking.

Student Minds

Student Minds is a UK mental health charity for university students. Whatever’s getting you down, they have resources in place to help you out. They offer support programmes for you as well as university services. Have you got a friend who’s having a difficult time? They’ve also got advice on how to help you start a conversation with your friend about issues affecting them.

Samaritans

You’ve heard of them, but have you ever picked up the phone to call them when you feel like you really need some urgent extra help with your wellbeing? That’s what they’re there for. Whatever you’re going through, you never have to feel like you don’t have the right to get in touch.

Email: jo@samaritans.org

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The Mix

If you’re aged 13-25, you can contact The Mix for information and support. Student stress, mental health, worries, embarrassing problems or weird questions… nothing is too small or large, and support from The Mix is totally free and confidential. When you get in touch they’ll bend a listening ear, offer information and resources, and connect you to experts and peers who can give you the tools and support you need to meet life’s challenges.

Call free on 0808 808 4994.

Why phone a student helpline?

It can feel weird or tough to pick up a phone or send an email to say you’re experiencing difficulty. There’s no pressure on you. However, it’s good to know your options. If you’re a student and feel like you’ve got too much on your plate, these people are more than willing to listen. They’ll give you support and a safe space to talk. Because you deserve it.

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