Your support network during the university closure period
We realise more of you than usual will remain in Brighton for the Christmas vacation so we have put this simple guide together to outline the different wellbeing support available during this time. There are a wide range of external agencies and organisations that we work with during term-time who remain open to you during this period.
Key External Support Services
Samaritans – Providing a space to listen no matter how big or small the issue 24/7
Telephone: 116 123 | Samaritans website
Mental Health Rapid Response Service – Urgent 24/7 mental health crisis response service
Telephone: 0300 304 0078 | MHRRS website
Sussex Mental Healthline – Mental health, stress, anxiety and depression telephone support service
Telephone: 0300 5000 101 | Sussex Mental Healthline website
Hopeline – a safe space to talk to anyone under 35 who is experiencing thoughts of suicide
Telephone: 0800 068 41 41 | Hopeline website
The Mix – Support to all under 25’s on a range of different issues 4pm-11pm daily
Telephone: 0808 808 4994 | Text: THEMIX to 85258 (crisis) | The Mix website
Online Self-help Support
- Togetherall – 24/7 online mental health support platform
- UoB Self-help guides – covering a range of topics and issues
- Student Space – Student Wellbeing resources and advice
Halls of Residence
For students living in the halls of residence, the Residential Life Team is available every night from 7:30pm – 7:30am and can provide emotional and wellbeing support. They can be contacted on 01273 641064.
Student Wellbeing Service
For assistance from the University Student Wellbeing team during this period, we will be reachable by email every day from 23 Dec – 01 Jan, including Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org we will be responding between 9am and 5pm each day.
Please note that our full service including counselling, disability support and SSGTs will reopen on Monday 4 January 2021.
Emergency or Urgent Support
If there is an immediate emergency and you require the police, ambulance or fire services please call 999.