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Mental Health

We believe it is vital that all our students are able to enjoy a well-balanced lifestyle in which they are able to find support when needed for their wellbeing. From time to time you may experience periods in which you need additional support from the University with regards to your mental health.The University provide a free and confidential counselling service to all students and staff. The service offers a range of support including self-help materials and wellbeing workshops. To find out more visit the Counselling Service website.You can also find an excellent NHS service that helps you explore counselling and also support groups that might be helpful for you, here:
Out of Hours Support
If you are worried about your emotional health and are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide out of University hours you can still access help immediately. Do try to tell someone about how you are feeling. This could be a trusted friend, a family member or someone who is with you now. If no-one is available there are a number of people you can contact who will listen and provide you with immediate support:
  • The Samaritans (24hours) — 116 123 or 01274 547547
  • First Response (24hours) — 01274 221 181
  • Mind in Bradford (12 noon to 9 p.m.) — 01274 594 594
If you feel that your life is in imminent danger then do not hesitate to go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital or call 999 for an ambulance. Yes, it is okay to call them for a mental health crisis. At the hospital you may have to wait, but you will be able to see a Mental Health Professional who can help.
  • Airedale General Hospital: Skipton Rd, Keighley, BD20 6TD — 01535 652511
  • Bradford Royal Infirmary: Duckworth Lane, BD9 6RJ — 01274 542200
  • Bradford City Primary Care Mental Health Team — 01274 322644
We also recommend that every student registers with a doctor whilst studying at the University. The nearest surgery is: