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You will find more information about Student Support at Imperial College on the Student Space webpage found  here.

Medical help

South Kensington Campus

Imperial College Health Centre has  an Emergency Triage Clinic held at the Health Centre Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 10am whereby you can walk in without an appointment for all registered students at the South Kensington, St Mary's, Royal Brompton campus and all medical students. Please contact the Health Centre directly on +44 (0)20- 7584 6301 (24 hour telephone service).

Silwood Park

Contact Kings Corner Surgery on01344 623 181.

Hammersmith Campus

Students currently need to register with a GP local to their residential address at this campus. Students can obtain advice on how to do so from their local pharmacy or NHS Choices or from reception at the Imperial College Health Centre.

For non- urgent situations Call 111 and speak to a highly trained NHS adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

Crisis Lines

  • Students living in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hillingdon, Brent,  Camden and Harrow with a mental health crisis can contact the NHS 24 hour Crisis Line number on 0800 0234 650

  • Students living in Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow with a mental health crisis can contact the NHS 24 hour Crisis Line number on 0300 1234 244 

  • Students living in Wandsworth  with a mental health crisis can contact the NHS 24 hour Crisis Line number on 020 3513 4421

Students living in Berkshire with a mental health crisis can contact the NHS 24 hour Crisis Line number on 0300 365 9999

External Counselling and Psychotherapy

External Counselling and Psychotherapy

The following organisations offer low cost counselling in the London areas:

Balham Community Counselling:  +44 (0)20 8673 4422

Ealing Abbey Counselling Service:+44 (0)20 8862 2164

FreshStart Psychotherapy: +44 (0)20 7691 7638

Highgate Counselling Centre: +44 (0)20 8883 5427

The Koan Practice:  +44 (0)20 8252 9532

Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy service: +44 (0)20 8832 3080

Waterloo Community Counselling: +44 (0)20 7928 3462

West London Centre for Counselling: +44 (0)20 8563 2159

Westminster Pastoral Foundation: +44 (0)20 7378 2000

Wimbledon Guild Counselling: + 44 (0)20 8296 0030

Private Therapy

The following organisation websites have links to help you find a private therapist:

Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

British Psychological Society

UK Council for Psychotherapy

External Support Services

Samaritans

24 hour confidential emotional support to anyone in emotional distress - you can drop into your local branch to meet with a Samaritans volunteer face to face.
The Samaritans can be contacted by telephoneon 116 123 or by email jo@samaritans.org

Central London Samaritans are located at 46 Marshall Street, London, W1F 9BF and can be contacted by telephone on +44 (0)20- 7734 2800

Find your nearest branch of the Samaritans.

London Nightline

A telephone helpline offering confidential listening, support and information to students in London. It is run by students of affiliated higher education institutions in the London area. Open every night of term from 18.00 to 8.00.

Nightline can be contacted by telephone on +44 (0)20- 7631 0101 or by email listening@nightline.org.uk

Nightline has an online listening service for students provided through instant web based Messenger service. Their services may also be accessed using Skype, read more information.

Maytree

Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7263 7070 or email maytree@maytree.org.uk

HOPELineUK

HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide and anyone concerned a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.

The Havens

The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Telephone: +44 (0)20 3299 6900– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students.

Read more about what you might do if you are concerned about someone.

Sane

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity that works to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. They have a helpline: 0845 767 8000 and also offer text and forum support.

Support after Suicide

Support after Suicide Partnership (SASP)  is the UK’s national hub for organisations and individuals working across the UK to support people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide. They are a subgroup of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance

NHS 111

Offers 24 hour medical advice and information. Contact NHS 111 Service by telephone on 111

Mind

Mind is a charity that offers advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They have a number of information pages about a range of topics.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online supportive community for those struggling with a mental health problem. It is accessed through membership.

Student Minds

Student Minds is a UK student mental health charity.

panic-attacks.co.uk

panic-attacks.co.uk offer  a free online course aimed to help control anxiety and panic disorder.

Useful Websites

Self Help Guides produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Titles cover a range of mental health issues.

For help withyour learning, dospeak with your tutor or supervisor. Information about wellbeing for effective study can be found in the Imperial Success Guide. This includes information on Sleep Hygiene.

The Overcoming series of self-help books cover more than 30 common mental health problems. See more information about these books.

LOOK AFTER YOUR MATE: Guide for Friends is a booklet produced by Student Minds, the UK's Student Mental Health Charity,containing information and resources for individuals in a supportive relationship with an individual experiencing mental health difficulties.

Tips on dealing with Exam Stress can be found at studentminds.org and themix.org