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Urgent Support and Emergencies


In a life threatening medical emergency, a fire or a physical threat to life, first call the emergency services by dialling 999. 

In the event of an emergency, Security Services should always be informed on their 24-hour emergency number 0113 812 3165 

Please use this number in the event that you experience any other emergency when you are in a university building. For example if you:

  • need a first aider
  • need to report a crime
  • smell gas
  • become trapped in a lift (please use the emergency bell)
  • are locked in a building (after hours).

If you are worried about your emotional health and are having thoughts of self harm or suicide, you should access help immediately. 

If you feel that your life is in imminent danger then go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital or contact 999. At the hospital you may have to wait, but you will be able to see a mental health professional who can help.

  • Leeds General Infirmary A+ E Department,
    Great George Street,
    Leeds,
    LS1 3EX
    Tel: 0113 2432799
  • St James’ Hospital A+E Department,
    Beckett Street,
    Leeds,
    LS9 7TF
    Tel: 0113 2433144

If you need help with regards to mental or physical health, but it is not an emergency, you can ring the NHS on 111 for telephone support and advice.

Do try and tell someone about how you are feeling. This could be a trusted friend, a family member or someone who is with you now.

Plus Icon If no-one is available there are a number of other people you can contact who will listen and provide you with immediate support
  • Leeds Crisis Information - Crisis Support from a range of agencies 
  • The Samaritans (24hours) - Tel: 116 123 / 0113 2456789
    The Samaritans provide 24hr, confidential, emotional support for anyone in crisis.
  • Nightline - Tel:0113 380 1381
    Term-time student run listening service 8pm - 8am.
  • Connect Helpline - Leeds Based emotional support and information free phone 0808 800 1212 6pm-2am
  • Papyrus Hopeline - Tel: UK 0800 068 4141
    A confidential helpline service staffed by trained professionals who can give non judgemental support, practical advice and information. Please be aware they are not a 24 hour service: Weekdays: 10am -10pm, Weekends: 2pm - 10pm, Bank Holidays: 2pm- 5pm

If you have just been raped or sexually assaulted, or know someone else who has, please see our information on immediate support after sexual violence for how you can access help now.

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