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Looking after your wellbeing this summer


Whether you’re staying in Leeds or going back home this summer, there are a host of options available to you if you want advice, guidance and support on mental health.

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The Student Wellbeing team will be open as usual every weekday from 09:00 to 17:00 over the summer period to provide information and support on any difficulties or concerns about your mental health you are experiencing. You can register to receive support by clicking the following link.

You can also find a range of self-help resources and information on their self-help page as well as a comprehensive collection of self-help guides.

The Zero Tolerance Support Network will also be running as usual over the summer Mon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00, for students who have experienced any form of sexual harassment or sexual violence.

The Chaplaincy Service will be open and accessible through the summer for all students of faith or no religious beliefs who want to access independent and confidential support.

Kooth Student: Access free, anonymous, online counselling during the afternoon, evenings and weekends via your computer or mobile device.
•    Monday to Friday from 12:00–22:00
•    Weekends from 18:00–22:00

Sign up free here with your Leeds Beckett student email address.

Support from your GP

If you have registered with a GP in Leeds but are returning home for the summer, you can register with your GP back home as a temporary patient for up to three months to access support and treatment. See here for details on how to register as a temporary patient and accessing emergency treatment. If you are staying in Leeds over the summer then you can visit the GP you have registered with in Leeds as normal.

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

If you feel as though your life is in immediate danger, call 999 or visit your local Accident & Emergency Department. You may have to wait, but you will be able to see a mental health professional who can help.

Support in Leeds

If you live in Leeds permanently or are choosing to stay in Leeds over the summer, there are a number of other external support services you can access:

Mindwell: The ‘go-to’ place for mental health information in Leeds

Connect Helpline provides support and information for people in distress: 0808 800 1212 (18:00 - 02:00 365 days a year)

Samaritans of Leeds have a local helpline for people in Leeds: 0113 245 6789 (24 hours a day)

The Marketplace offers support for 11-25 year olds in Leeds including 1-2-1 support, counselling, group work and drop-in’s: 0113 246 1659

Leeds IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) self-referral service for people struggling with their mental health

Community Links offers mental health and wellbeing services in Yorkshire and the Humber for 17-21 year olds: 0113 200 9188

National Support

If you are returning home for summer then you can access the following national support services:

Students Against Depression: Offers mental health information and resources for students who are feeling low, anxious or empty to help them find a way forward 

Samaritans offers a safe space to talk about whatever is getting to you: 116 123 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

The Mix provides support on a whole range of issues for under 25s: 0808 808 4994

SANEline is a national mental health helpline offering emotional support: 0300 304 7000 (16:30 to 22:30 365 days a year)

Cruse Bereavement Care helpline offers emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement: 0808 808 1677 (Monday & Friday 09:30 to 17:00, Tuesday-Thursday 09:30 to 20:00)

Mind Infoline can provide information and support and help you find out what services are available in your area: 0300 123 3393 (09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday) / Email: info@mind.org.uk

Papyrus HOPEline offers a confidential support and advice service for people under the age of 35 who are experiencing suicidal thoughts: call 0800 068 4141 / text 07786209697

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