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What to do and who can help you in an emergency

Trained security and support staff are on campus and at halls of residence, 24 hours a day to ensure your welfare and safety. Security staff can help you with:

  • Emergency assistance
  • First aid
  • Lost and found property
  • Crime prevention
  • Cycle storage
  • Reporting a crime

In the event of an emergency Security Services should always be informed:

  • Emergency number: 4444 if internal or 0113 812 3165 (24 hours)
External Emergency Help
  • For police, ambulance and fire services call 999
  • If you feel that your life is in imminent danger then go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital or contact 999
    Leeds General Infirmary A+ E Department,
    Great George Street,
    LS1 3EX
    Tel: 0113 2432799
  • For emergency dental treatment, contact your local dentist or the nearest Accident & Emergency department. Alternatively, contact NHS 111
  • The Samaritans (24hours) - Tel: 116 123 / 0113 2456789 or email jo@samaritans.org
    The Samaritans provide 24hr, confidential, emotional support for anyone in crisis. If English is not your first language, the Samaritans also provide support for non-English speakers.
  • Leeds Crisis Information - Crisis Support from a range of agencies
Contact Security in non-emergencies

Security can help you with issues of safety and access to campus buildings.

  • Non-emergency number: City Campus 0113 812 3154 / Headingly 0113 812 3165
  • Location: Leslie Silver Building opposite Library entrance
Other non-emergency contacts



  • For police, ambulance and fire services call 101 (non-emergencies).
  • NHS Advice: speak to an NHS operator 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 111.
  • Nightline: the independent listening, support and information service run for and by students. Talk to someone in confidence. Call: 0113 3801381.
  • Doctors: If you've moved away from home to come to Leeds Beckett, you can register with one of the many surgeries in the local area as a temporary resident (and still be registered with your GP in your home town). Download the free Choose Well app for iPhone and Androids for information about the nearest NHS service wherever you are in West Yorkshire and the Humber. If you are concerned about your mental health, it is important to speak to your GP. If you are not already registered with a GP in Leeds you can register with Leeds Student Medical Practice and request a same day appointment.
  • Optician: colleges do not normally have a special arrangement with opticians, so you should register with an optician of your choice
  • Dentist: We recommend that you remain registered with your home dentist, if this is possible, as there tends to be long waiting lists for NHS dentists. However, if it is not possible for you to do this there are plenty of dental practices within easy reach of Leeds city centre. You can find local NHS dental practices that are accepting new patients on the NHS Choices website, or alternatively you can call NHS 111 and speak to an adviser.
National and local services
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: help and advice related to alcohol or a drinking problem. Call 0800 9177 650, or email: help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
  • B-eat: online support and a UK-wide network of self-help groups to help people with an eating disorder. Call 0845 634 1414, or email help@b-eat.co.uk
  • Cruse Leeds: volunteers are available to help anyone in Leeds, young or old, to deal with the pain of grief. Call 0808 808 1677.
  • Connect: is a telephone helpline open 6pm-2am every night of the year for people living in Leeds. The service provides emotional support and information for people in distress. Call 0808 800 1212
  • Dial House: visitors can access Dial House when they are in crisis. Open 6pm–2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 0113 260 9328.
  • Leeds IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) visit LeedsIAPT to complete an online assessment or call 0113 843 4388
  • Mental Health Foundation: provides information on mental health issues and undertakes research into mental health.
  • MIND (The National Association for Mental Health): provides a wide range of information and support to people with mental health difficulties. Call 0113 305 5800 or the national line on 0845 766 0163
  • Mindmate: Mental Health information for 16 – 25 year olds in Leeds.
  • Mindwell: Mental Health information for everyone in Leeds.
  • Leeds and York Mental Health: NHS resource including a comprehensive list of all mental health services available in Leeds.
  • Rethink: information about mental health issues to people with mental health difficulties, carers and health professionals. Call 0845 456 0455
  • SANE: for practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems. The service is open from 6pm to 11pm every day, call 0845 767 8000.
  • Students Against Depression: resources and chat room developed specifically for students.
  • Talk to Frank: the national drugs helpline for free and confidential information. Call 0800 776600 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
  • Relate: provider of relationship counselling and sex therapy.
  • Sexual Health (GUM) Clinic: free information, counselling and testing for HIV & AIDS and all other sexually transmitted infections. Call 0113 392 0333.
  • Mesmac: offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGB&T* young people and adults. Call 0113 244 4209 or email leeds@mesmac.co.uk
  • Switchboard LGBT+: a place for calm words when you need them most. Call 0300 330 0630 or email chris@switchboard.lgbt
  • Leeds LGBTQ Support Groups: provides information on support groups available in Leeds for LGBTQ people.
  • Terrence Higgins Trust (THT): leading HIV and AIDS charity. Call 0845 1221 200 between 10am and 10pm on Monday and Friday, and from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, or email info@tht.org.uk
  • Leeds Skyline: provides support services for anyone living with or affected by HIV in Leeds. Call 0113 244 9767 or email leedsskyline@BHA.org.uk
  • Leeds Domestic Abuse Helpline: call 0113 246 0401 (24hr)
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: call 0808£nbsp;2000 247
  • Halt Domestic Violence: provides support to high risk victims of domestic abuse in Leeds to reduce their risk of further harm. Call 0113 246 0401.
  • National Men’s Advice Line: call 0808 801 0327
  • Karma Nirvana: is a UK registered charity that supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and so-called “Honour-Based” Abuse. Call 0800 5999 247
  • Victim Support: Call 0300 303 1971 (West Yorkshire team).
  • Leeds Rape Crisis Centre SARSVL (Support After Rape and Sexual Violence): women committed to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse and harassment. Free and confidential service for women and girls who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence. Call 0808 802 3344.
  • West Yorkshire SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre): offers a free, sensitive confidential and non-judgmental service to males and females. Call 01924 298 954
  • Leeds Women’s Aid: Call 0113 246 0401 or the national helpline call 0808 2000 247.
  • Stop Hate UK: provide Hate Crime reporting services in your area. Call 0800 138 1625.
  • Gamcare: helping problem gamblers as well as their friends and families. Call 0808 8020 133
Further security information

Find out what Security Services provide at the University and learn how to keep yourself and your possessions safe.

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