The counselling service offers a drop in service on Wednesdays between 2.45 and 3.45pm. However, as we are not always available the following organisations may be a helpful source of support:
The Samaritans provide confidential support 24 hours a day by phone, face-to-face, email and letter.
Tel: 08457 909090
Address: 37 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1TP (Samaritans location map)
Off the record provides free confidential information, advice and informal support through drop-in and telephone helpline.
Helpline: 0808 808 9120
Office tel. and fax: 0117 922 6747
Address: 2 Horfield Road, St Michael's Hill, Bristol BS2 8EA (Off the Record location map)
Bristol MindLine is a local confidential helpline to support people going through a difficult time, they also provide mental health information. They are open from Wednesday to Sunday 8pm-midnight.
Tel: 0808 808 0330
SANELINE is a national helpline providing information and support on a range of mental health issues. The helpline is open from 6pm-11pm every day of the year.
Tel: 0845 767 8000
Papyrus is a voluntary organisation committed to the prevention of young suicide. If you have been thinking about taking your own life or are concerned about a friend, they can offer useful advice and support.
Tel: 0870 170 4000 open from 7pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday and 2pm to 5pm at weekends.
Other Counselling Services
There are also many other counselling services in the local area.
If you are very worried about yourself (or someone close to you), for example if you are feeling suicidal, it is best to contact your (or their) doctor. You can always contact a doctor through the Student Health Service or ask to see someone at the Accident and Emergency department of your nearest hospital. Bristol Royal Infirmary is close to the University and can be reached on 0117 923 000.