Mental Health

This page contains information on support and services you can acccess if you need help with your mental health and wellbeing. 

We believe your mental health is just as important as your physical health. There are services available both online and in person that you can access at University and from local services. 

For more information on Disability Support, click here.


University Health and Wellbeing

University College Birmingham has a Health and Wellbeing team who are on-hand to help manage any difficulties or concerns you might have. They provide specific Mental Health and Wellbeing support, including counciling, that you can access. To book an appointment, you need to fill-in this online registration form on portal.


Emergency Support

To be used if you need immediate medical help – especially if you think you might act on suicidal thoughts, or you've harmed yourself and need urgent medical attention.

  • NHS non-emergency service: 111 (when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency)
  • Accident and Emergency (A&E) at your local hospital
  • Emergency Services: 999



You can talk to your local GP about your mental health. You can find your closest GP, and what services they offer here. The NHS also provide a variety of self-help leaflets including ones about Anxiety, Depression and Low Mood, Stress and Self Harm.



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




Mind provide advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem, campaign to improve services and raise awareness of mental health. You can contact them via their infoline from 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday:

Telephone: 0300 123 3393


Text: 86463

Mind also provide legal information on mental health related law that covers mental capacity, community care and human rights/discrimination related to mental health issues. You can contact their legal line 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday by telephone at 0300 466 6463 or via e-mail at


Student Minds

Student Minds is a student mental health charity empowering students at Universities to look after their mental health and support eachother within their community. Find out more information here on how to get involved.


Young Minds

Young Minds are working to support and campaign for young people in mental health crisis. They provide a 24/7, free Crisis Messenger service. Text YM to 85258 for help in a crisis. 



Harmless provides a range of services about self harm and suicide prevention including information, support and training for people who self harm, their friends, families and colleagues and those at risk of suicide. 



The Campaign Against Living Miserably provide a helpline, information and campaigns for men at risk of suicide. The CALM helpline is open from 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year. Alternatively, you can access help online on their webchat here

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58



PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to preventing suicide in young people and children, under the age of 35. They provide information and raise awareness of suicide as well as help and advice for those in crisis. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing suicidal thoughts, the PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK can provide confidential support and practical advice. 

They are open from 9am-midnight, everyday of the year via:

Telephone: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967



Students Against Depression 

Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking (Students Against Depression, 2019).