Your health and wellbeing

Being at University can be exciting but there may be times when you struggle with the demands of studying or life in general. It can be difficult being away from your home, family and friends, but at Bristol, you are not on your own and we are here to help.

Look after yourself

Looking after yourself is essential for a happy and productive student life. Find out how you can keep well.

Help someone else

If you are concerned or worried about someone else, find out how you can help.

Urgent help

If you are feeling distressed and need immediate help:

  • Contact your doctor's surgery and request an emergency appointment. If your doctor's surgery is not open, contact the NHS Out of Hours Medical Service on 111 available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
  • Call the Samaritans on 116 123 available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
  • If you feel at immediate risk of harm to yourself, go straight to your nearest hospital Accident and Emergency department or call the Emergency Services on 999.


If you're concerned about anything there are a number of university services you can get in touch with:

Students' Health Service

Tel: +44 (0)117 330 2720
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Tel: +44 (0)117 926 6266
Open 8 pm - 8 am, Monday to Friday, term time

Student Counselling Service

Tel: +44 (0)117 954 6655
A range of services are available on 3rd Floor, Hampton House  BS6 6AU

Multifaith Chaplaincy

Tel: +44 (0)117 954 6600
Drop in to the Chaplaincy, Monday to Friday during term time, from 11 am to 5 pm

Disability Services

Tel: +44 (0)117 331 0444
Book an appointment with a Disability Adviser

Expert self care (ESC) student app

Get help managing common health problems using the ESC student app developed with the University.

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