Staying safe

Advice and resources to help you take care of your health and safety.

Online safety

Practical and supportive information on keeping safe online.


  • Protect yourself online
    Advice from the University on identity theft, creating strong passwords, how to avoid giving away your personal details online and safe online shopping.
  • Safeline
    Safeline offers support and non-judgemental guidance if you have been the victim of someone sharing sexual images of you. 
  • Action Fraud
    The UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime.

All resources are free and open to all students.

Healthy relationships

Relationships with your family, respect in romantic relationships and support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse.


  • Family and Relationships
    Advice on family relationships from Off the Record, a Bristol-based charity supporting young people's mental health.
  • Love Respect
    How to spot unhealthy or abusive behaviour in relationships, and what to do about it. Online support from Women's Aid, a national charity working to end abuse against women and children. 
  • Next Link
    Domestic abuse and women's mental health support services and independent support for victims of rape and sexual abuse.

All resources are free.


Use these resources if you are curious about your alcohol intake, if your relationship with alcohol is more complicated, or if you are affected by other people's drinking.


All resources are free and open to all students.


Non-judgemental and confidential drugs support services.


  • Bristol Drugs Project
    Free and confidential service to help you with alcohol and drug problems.
  • Breaking Free Group
    Breaking Free uses behavioural science to help you overcome problem drinking, drug misuse and smoking.
  • The Mix
    The UK’s leading support service for under-25s. They can help you take on any challenge you’re facing, from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.

All resources are free and open to all students.

These resources have been recommended by our team of health and wellbeing specialists. We hope you find them useful. However, please be aware that the University is not responsible for the content of any external sites listed.

Being Well, Living Well toolkit

Look through the toolkit for practical tips and tools to feel settled, support friends and get help if you need it.

Follow the self-enrol link to join. If you don’t see the self-enrol link, you’re already enrolled.

Where to get help

We have a range of free support and services available to all students. Find out where to get help.

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