Contact Student Support
Important Service Information
If you are concerned about your physical or mental health and feel you are at risk, you need to make an urgent appointment with your doctor or go to the nearest Accident & Emergency Department at your local hospital.
If you have not yet registered with a doctor, call NHS 111.
Please note the helplines given below are not necessarily available 24/7.
Alternative Sources of Help/ Out of Hours Services
Terence Higgins Trust
HIV and sexual health
Luton All Women’s Centre (LAWC)
Support and advice on a variety of issues.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
- For men aged 15 to 35.
- 0800 58 58 58
Helping those affected directly or indirectly by an eating disorder.
Luton Citizens’ Advice Bureau
- 0344 245 1285
Cruse Bereavement Care
- 0808 808 1677
National Domestic Violence Helpline
- 0808 2000 247
Free support and practical help to anyone in Bedfordshire and Luton who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.
- 01234 842750
Information on drugs.
- 0300 123 6600
Hope Programme (Bedfordshire)
Emotional support and counselling to women and girls, men and boys, over 10 years old who have suffered rape and sexual violence.
- 0300 365 1045
Advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
- 0345 330 30 30
Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence.
- 01823 334 244
Mental Health Support.
- Info line 0300 123 3393
- Text 86463
Supporting mental health across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.
- 0782 499 1768
NHS 111 and NHS 111 online
24-hour health advice and referral.
Support for under 35s with suicidal thoughts.
- Papyrus Hopeline 0800 0680 41 41
Path to Recovery P2R Bedford Borough
Drug and alcohol advice, treatment and support to adults whose lives are affected; support can include the whole family.
- 01234 352 220
- 0808 802 9999
Help with relationship issues.
Free, friendly support for young people aged 25 and under, about drugs and alcohol.
National advice service for people with severe mental illness.
24-hour Listening Service.
24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.
- Text Shout to 85258
Student mental health.
Students Against Depression
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service
Free, confidential talking therapies and specialist support for common mental health problems.
- 01234 880 400
Supporting your physical and mental health.
- 0300 555 4152
For women suffering domestic violence.
Women's Self Injury Helpline
- 0808 800 8088
Where to find Student Support on campus
- Luton campus: Student Support is based on the second floor of the Campus Centre.
- Bedford campus: Student Support is based off the Hub, P0.31a.
We are available online for your queries.
At Milton Keynes campus you can book an appointment via the main reception desk.
For students at other sites, we are available via SiD or email.
You can email a team directly for more information or if you would like to book an appointment.
- Main Reception/SiD Desk All Campuses: 0300 300 0042
- Counselling Team, Bedford firstname.lastname@example.org
- Counselling Team, Luton email@example.com
- Mental Wellbeing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Disability Team (including dyslexia support) email@example.com
- Student Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mitigating circumstances applications email@example.com
- Student Money Advice firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community and Faith email@example.com