University College Birmingham has a Health and Wellbeing team who are on-hand to help manage any difficulties or concerns you might have. They can provide specific mental health and wellbeing support, including professional counselling.
To book an appointment, you just need to fill-in this online registration form on portal.
Both your physical and mental health are extremely important and below is some information on general support services you can access. We have also developed specific pages on:
If you're struggling...
Please book to make an appointment with the University's Health and Wellbeing team. They can ensure you see a counsellor and also help you with any issues you might face.
It's not always possible to get hold of a counsellor on short notice. The following listening services are available and can lend an ear if you need it.
Nightline is a confidential listening and information service run by students, for students. They're there to listen not lecture. Based at University of Birmingham, Birmingham Nightline provides support for UCB students too.
You can talk to them about anything without fear of being judged or told what to do. All contact with Nightline is confidential and anonymous.
Nightline is open between 8am-8pm every day during the University of Birmingham's term time.
You can contact them via IM, e-mail, drop in or phone.
Phone: 0121 472 4621
Samaritans are a free, confidential and non-judgemental listening service. If you need someone to talk to, you can call or e-mail them.
Telephone: 116 123
The University College Birmingham Nursing Service can provide you with information and advice on medical needs. This includes general medical advice and information, contraception and treatment for minor injuries. You can drop-in to room 730, Summer Row:
Telephone: 0121 604 100
The National Health Service (NHS) is a free at the point of use universal health system across the UK. All students are eligible for healthcare on the NHS, whether college or HE, home or international.
A GP (General Practitioner) is a Doctor who can treat you for all common medical conditions, and refer you to other services or to the Hospital. You can find your closest GP, and what services they offer here. You should register with a GP close to your accommodation.
The NHS also provide specific information for students accessing medical care here.
There are some walk-in medical services available accross Birmingham that can offer a range of services and support for minor illnesses or injuries.
In the event of an emergency, please contact the emergency services on 999 or attend your local Accident & Emergency department. If you have a non-urgent medical problem, please contact 111.