Culture shock and change

If you feel you are suffering with homesickness, loneliness or culture shock, don't worry it is normal and there is help available.

Culture shock

Look after yourself

Get involved

Get support

Our peer mentoring service can put you in touch with a current student during the first few months here who can show you around and help you settle in. Find out more about peer mentoring.

We have a range of other support services available to help you while you are with us in Bristol 

Ask for help

Do not be worried about asking for help. At home you might not consider taking this step but in the UK it is quite normal and may be of help when familiar support is missing.

Other support and services

There are a number of other counselling services in Bristol who can help you. They are free or low cost.

Our Health and Wellbeing pages offer support and advice on all aspects of life as a student. 

Big White Wall

Big White Wall helps you to get support, take control and feel better when you are anxious, low or not coping.

The online service is free, available 24/7 and completely anonymous.

  • Chat to other members who may be experiencing the same things as you
  • Access a range of tools to help you self-manage
  • Set goals and track progress
  • Access articles, videos and online courses.

Use Big White Wall

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