If you are in a crisis



  • If you are on campus you can contact Security on 020 7815 6666.
  • If you are off campus please call the emergency services on 999.

Speak to someone about mental health

If you need to speak to someone urgently about your mental health, or someone you are concerned about, don't delay in seeking help. You can contact the following organisations if you need support in a crisis.

  • Your doctor/GP
  • Accident and Emergency at your local hospital
    The nearest A&E to LSBU at Southwark is at St Thomas', Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH. You can call them on 020 7188 7188.
  • NHS Direct
    For health advice and reassurance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year you can speak to someone from NHS Direct on 111 or visit the NHS Direct website. You can also find out specific mental health information on their website.
  • The Samaritans
    You can get confidential support if you are in a crisis, despairing or feeling suicidal by calling the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • London Nightline
    London Nightline is a listening support and information helpline run by students for students. You can call them on 020 7631 0101 from 6pm-8am every night during term-time). You can also find them on Skype.
  • South London and Maudsley (SlaM) NHS Foundation Trust
    You can get help in a crisis from their website:  http://www.slam.nhs.uk/patients-and-carers/crisis-support
  • Papyrus  http://www.papyrus-uk.org/  0800 068 4141  Support for young people in crisis.


Helpful advice and information

  • Mind
    This information may help you if you're feeling in crisis or having thoughts of suicide.  It considers what practical things you can do to help overcome those feelings and to feel more in control.
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
    This information looks at what happens if you attend A&E at your local hospital, how you might be feeling, and what support may be offered.
  • Students Against Depression http://studentsagainstdepression.org/
    Their website has helpful, practical advice for students on what to do if you have thoughts of suicide.  
  • Student Minds http://www.studentminds.org.uk/

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