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.

Contacts

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

Students' Health Service

Open as usual throughout the Summer holidays with the following exceptions: No late night surgeries 20 July, 10 and 21 August. Only open until midday 29 Aug.

Tel: +44 (0)117 330 2720
Email: admin@gp-L81133.nhs.uk
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Student Counselling Service

Open as usual throughout the Summer holidays with the following exception: Closed to clients week commencing 31 July.

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

Disability Services

Open as usual throughout the Summer holidays.

Tel: +44 (0)117 331 0444
Email: disability-services@bristol.ac.uk
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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