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External support services

External support services

Below is an extensive list of external support services in and around the London area.

The following sites contain extensive mental health information, some of which is specifically relevant for students.

Specific sites

Alcohol

Anxiety and panic attacks

Bereavement

Bullying

Crisis

  • Samaritans - national helpline: 08457 90 90 90. Local helpline: 020 7734 2800

If you are worried about your emotional health and are having thoughts of self harm you should access help immediately. If you feel your life is in imminent danger you should call 999 or go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital.

The Royal London Hospital accident and emergency is located on, Whitechapel Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB

Depression

Disability

Divorce/relationship split

  • Relate - Relationship support

Domestic violence

Drugs

Eating problems

  • BEAT - This is an excellent web site for downloading useful leaflets. helpline: 0845 634 1414. Monday to Friday 10:30am - 8:30pm Saturdays 1 - 4:30pm
  • Youthline - 08456 347650. Monday to Friday 4:30 - 8:30pm Saturdays 1pm - 4:30pm
  • Men get eating disorders too - a new website for men who are affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive eating and/or exercise and 'Bigorexia' You can also find them on Facebook.
  • Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Gambling

Health

Honour Based Violence

Mental health

  • Mind - information line: 0300 123 3393 Local Mind Office - information line: 020 7510 1081
  • Rethink - advice line 0300 5000 927 Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm. National voluntary organisation that helps people with severe mental illnesses, their families and carers
  • Saneline - helpline: 0845 767 8000 6 - 11pm every day of the year, for anyone coping with mental illness
  • NHS Choices
  • CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • THEDS - Tower Hamlets Early Detection Service
  • Compass Wellbeing - talking therapies for adults in Tower Hamlets
  • Step Forward

Pregnancy

Rape and Sexual Violence

  • NAPAC - support line: 0800 085 3330. Support and information for people abused in childhood
  • Rape Crisis
  • Local Rape Crisis Centre London 
  • Survivors UK - helpline 0845 122 1201, 7 - 10pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Information for male survivors of sexual abuse
  • The Havens – Whitechapel - Local sexual assault referral centre - 020 3299 6900
  • The Survivors Trust -  0808 801 0818, Providing Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s) who are trained to look after the needs of people who are victims/survivors of rape and sexual assault

Relationships

  • Relate - a charity that aims at supporting to build stronger relationships and help individuals through difficult situations. Relate offer Relationship Support, Help With Sex, Family Support and Young People’s Support.

Religion

Self harm

Sexual health

Sexuality

  • Friend - general helpline: 020 7837 3337. 7.30 - 10pm daily. Supporting the gay, lesbian,bi-sexual and transgendered community
  • Stonewall - advocacy for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual rights and equal opportunity
  • Beaumont Society - transgender support and information

Suicide

  • Samaritans - local helpline: 020 7734 2800. 24 hour listening service
  • Papyrus - helpline, HOPELineUK 08000 68 41 41 Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm and 7 - 10 pm. Weekends 2 - 5pm. Advice and support for any person contemplating suicide or anyone in contact with a young person at risk of suicide
  • CALM - support and advice for young men who are feeling depressed or suicidal
  • Nightline - local helpline 8pm - 8am: 0207 631 0101 Nightline is a listening, support and information service, run by students for students
  • Befrienders - (Suicide, Students in Crisis)