Students, feeling the pressure? We are here to help. Being a student is stressful, and COVID-19 hasn’t made it any easier.
If you need some mental health support right now, help is at hand.
You can talk to your GP or self-refer to one of our local services.
Support is free, and can be delivered remotely online and on the telephone.
Anyone who needs emotional support or information about what help is available locally can call the Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline on 0300 555 0730 (open 9am-11pm 7 days a week) https://www.turning-point.co.uk/services/nottingham-helpline.
If you need urgent care but you are not in a life-threatening situation, you can call NHS 111 (open 24/7).
If you need immediate support, you can call the 24/7 Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Mental Health Crisis Helpline on 0808 196 3779. The crisis line is operated by local health workers, who will help you to get the right support.
If you have injured yourself seriously or tried to end your life, or are actively thinking of ending your life now and are at immediate risk of harm, call 999 for an ambulance.
Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) support for under 18s:
Targeted CAMHS – support for up to 18 year olds with moderate emotional and/or mental health needs
For more information, call: 0115 876 4000, text: 0786 000 213, email: email@example.com
CAMHS Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment – support for up to 18 year olds experiencing a mental health crisis
For more information about the service and how to access please phone or visit the website. Phone: 0115 854 2299 or 0115 844 0560. Website: nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs-crisis-team.
Specialist CAMHS – support for up to 18 year olds with severe/ complex emotional and mental health difficulties.
For more information about the service and how to access please phone or visit the website. Phone: 0115 876 4000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHARP (Self-Harm Awareness Project) – support for up to 18 year olds with self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
For more information, phone: 0115 876 4000, text: 0786 000 213, email: email@example.com. Website: eduserve.co.uk/additional-needs/sharp-self-harm-awareness-and-resource-project/about-sharp/.
Other services and support:
Base 51 – emotional health and wellbeing services for 12-25 year olds.
Young people do not need a referral to access this service. For further information please phone or email. Phone: 0115 952 5040. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.base51.org.
Kooth – support for 10-25 year olds who want to talk to a mental health professional online, anonymously and free.
You can register directly through www.kooth.com. Alternatively you can Email: email@example.com.
Harmless – support for self-harm
Practical and emotional support, or long/short-term therapy. Based in Nottinghamshire – Referral line 0115 880 0280, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tomorrow Project – support for suicidal thoughts/crisis
Short-term practical and emotional support, based in Nottinghamshire – Referral line 0115 880 0280, or email@example.com.
The Tomorrow Project – support for people who’ve been exposed to suicide (friends, family members, colleagues, professionals, members of the public – anyone). Referral line 0115 880 0280, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Space is here for you through the Coronavirus pandemic. However you’re feeling, help and guidance is available. Explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the challenges of student life on the Student Space website
Text SHOUT to 85258 (open 24/7). Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.
Samaritans Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123.
CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably run a free and confidential helpline and webchat https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/ – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk.
CALM challenges stereotypes and stigma, particularly for men and LGBTQ+ who may be struggling with life.
The Mix support service for children and young people. https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support. (Phone, webchat, or email service for those aged 25 or under). Coronavirus: Tips & Information for young people https://www.themix.org.uk/coronavirus-support.
HopelineUK for children and young people. https://papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/
If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HopelineUK for confidential support and practical advice. Call: 0800 068 4141. Text: 07860039967. Email: email@example.com. 9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays.
The Grief Line A dedicated service for those who need immediate support following bereavement. Call 0800 111 4451, lines are open 8am to 8pm every day and answerphone out of hours. If it is an emergency and immediate help is required, contact the emergency services on 999.