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Nightline Association

The Nightline Association offers a free, confidential helpline for students that are struggling with their mental health.

Visit the Nightline Association website to see if your university has a nightline service that you can use.

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Student Space

Student Minds have developed a Student Space which offers support services from trained volunteers and access to tools to help students with their mental health and challenges during student life.

Call 0808 189 5260 for free (open 3pm to midnight).

Text 'STUDENT' to 85258 for a 24/7 text service or email

Or start a webchat (open 4pm to 11pm everday).

Find out more on the Student Space website

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Student support: addiction

Recovery Connections

Recovery Connections provide one to one and group support for students recovering from addiction:

  • One to one sessions: weekly sessions delivered by a peer support specialist
  • Weekly recovery group session: weekly sessions about concepts of recovery, share and discuss recent experiences and ask questions.
  • HEART recovery platform: Higher Education and Recovery Talk (HEART) is a supportive and powerful peer community, focused entirely on students who are interested in or identify with recovery.

For more information, visit the student space website or recovery connections website.

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Student support: Muslim students

Muslim Youth Helpline

Muslim Youth Helpline provides a helpline service for young Muslims, offering support and signposting seven days a week by phone, webchat and email.

Call 0808 808 2008 free, start a webchat or email

Open every day, 4 pm to 10 pm.

For more information, visit the Student Space website or the Muslim Youth Helpline website.

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Student support: Punjabi students


Taraki offer support spaces and workshops with other Punjabi students, led by an experienced facilitator, for mutual support, discussion and strategies to support wellbeing.

Support includes: a general discussion space for all Punjabi students, a specialised discussion space for LGBTQ+ students and workshops to develop skills and knowledge on specific topics.

To sign up for a support space or workshop, visit the Taraki Eventbrite page.

Find out more on the Student Space website.

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Student support: trans students


Mermaids offer a free, confidential phone, text and webchat support for transgender, gender-diverse and nonbinary students.

Call 0808 801 0400 or start a webchat (open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 9 pm).

Text 'MERMAIDS' to 85258 for a 24/7 text service.

Find out more on the Student Minds website or the Mermaids website.

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Student support: students hearing voices

Voice Collective

Voice Collective provide an online peer support group and forum for students who hear voices and have other sensory experiences. 

Email to express your interest in a regular zoom call with other student voice hearers or join the Voice Collectives online forum

To find out more, visit the Student Space website or the Voice Collective website.

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Student support: OCD and BDD

OCD Action

OCD Action provides online sessions for students living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and related conditions such as body focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs).

Online sessions provide two support groups a month, a monthly navigating services session and a monthly speaker session from a leading clinican. To sign up, visit the OCD Action website.

Find out more on the Student Space website or the OCD Action website.

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Student support: eating disorders

First Steps ED

First Steps ED provide online support group for students with eating difficulties and disorders.

The group is led by an experienced facilitator from the First Steps ED team. Each week, the group focuses on a chosen theme, often based on suggestions from the group.

To sign up to the online support group (which meet on Tuesdays 6-7pm), fill out the referral webform.

Find out more on the Student Space website or the First Steps ED website.

These are some resources specifically for students, but you may also find our listed resources for young people helpful.