Where can I get help and support?

If you are experiencing symptoms of mental ill health, or if you have already been diagnosed with a mental health problem, there are a number of professional services at Imperial where you can access confidential, non-judgemental help and support.

If you would prefer to talk to someone outside of Imperial, you can access the following services for information and support:

  • Beat Studentline - for support with eating disorders. Call 0808 801 811
  • Nightline - a confidential and anonymous listening service, available 18:00 – 08:00 every day during term time. Call +44 (0)20 7631 0101 to talk to someone
  • NHS Moodzone - self-assessment tools for stress, anxiety and depression
  • The Samaritans - a 24 hour helpline, available 365 days a year, offering support to anyone in emotional distress or thinking about suicide. Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org
  • Shout crisis text line - a free 24 hour text service for anyone in crisis, if you’re struggling to cope and need immediate help. Text 85258 for help

I'm in crisis

If you need immediate help to stay safe – especially if you think you might act on suicidal thoughts, or you've harmed yourself and need urgent medical attention dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.

There are a number of organisations who can support you if you are experiencing a mental health crisis: