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Nightline is the University of Exeter's confidential listening and information service run by students, for students. Whether you need to talk about something which is troubling you or you need a taxi number, Nightline volunteers are available throughout the night during term time.

Everyday 20:00-08:00 (during term time)

01392 724000 Visit Website

University of Exeter Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy is a team of people from different faiths working together to serve students of all faiths and nations. They arrange, advise and help with a wide variety of events all year round. They are based in the Forum, in the corner of the Student Services area, and in Room 110, the Old Library during term time.

01392 723649 (9-5) 07501 512855 (24/7) Visit Website

Child Death Helpline

The Child Death Helpline is a helpline staffed by bereaved parents trained to support others going through a similar experience. The helpline is there for anyone that has been affected by the death of a child. They provide this helpline in a wide range of languages via a confidential interpreting service.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 13:00-16:00, every evening 19:00-22:00

0800 282 986 0808 800 6019 (mobile) Visit Website

Bereavement Advice Centre

The Bereavement Advice Centre provides helpful practical advice on what to do following a bereavement. They also provide a free helpline for support with both practical and emotional matters.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 (except bank holidays)

0800 634 9494 Visit Website

Pregnancy Choices Directory

Pregnancy Choices Directory provides people with support and information about all aspects of pregnancy, including miscarriages and abortion. They provide specific counselling for dealing with pregnancy, pre- and post-abortion, miscarriage, adoption and baby loss.

07826 715 377 Visit Website

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse offers support, advice and information to people who are struggling with the death of a loved one and are in need of additional specialist help. They offer telephone, email and face-to-face support to people of all ages.

Monday and Friday 09:30-17:00; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 09:30-20:00 (excluding bank holidays)

Email address: helpline@cruse.org.uk

0844 477 9400 Visit Website

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

UK-SOBS is a national charity dedicated to providing support for adults who have been bereaved by suicide. They offer support via email, in support groups and can signpost to other services.

Opening hours: 09:00-21:00 every day

0300 111 5065 Visit Website

The Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association provide advice and information for people pre- and post-abortion. They have advice pages designed specifically for young people and provide a helpline to support people in understanding and dealing with the bereavement.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00

01924 200799 Visit Website

The Harbour

The Harbour are a charity who deliver professional counselling, free of charge, to people affected by life-threatening illnesses, or who have been bereaved through illness.

0117 925 9348 Visit Website

Chinese Mental Health Association

CMHA provide a diverse range of services with the aim of serving Chinese people who suffer from mental health related issues and problems. They offer counselling, wellbeing and be friendly services to fit your needs. They also provide support for their carers whom may not be familiar with all the nuances of traditional Chinese culture.

0207 6131008 Visit Website


SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline and website offering emotional support information and advice to any individual on any issue, from mental health problems and abuse to volunteering and internet safety . The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and also provides support by email and post.

01708 765200 Visit Website


Samaritans provide confidential emotional support for anyone in need, no matter what you are experiencing. They can help you explore your options, understand your problems, or just be there to listen. The 116 123 number is free from landlines and mobiles and does not show up on phone bills. They also offer email and text support and you can visit the local Exeter branch.

Available 24/7. Local email support: jo@samaritans.org and text support: 07725 909090. Face-to-face support is offered at 10 Richmond Road, Exeter EX4 4JA 10:30-21:30 every day, an appointment is not required.

116 123 Visit Website

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Self-Help Leaflets

NTW offer a variety of self-help leaflets tailored to various mental health related problems. Self-help means helping yourself by guiding and completing your own treatment independently. The leaflets are available to download in several formats such as a PDF file or an audio file.

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