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University of Exeter Dignity and Respect Advisors

Dignity and Respect Advisors are members of staff from across the University who are trained to provide a confidential and informal service for anyone involved in cases of harassment or bullying (including those facing allegations about their behaviour). Advisors can listen, talk through the options available and, if appropriate, signpost to other sources of support and advice.

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Advice Unit

University of Exeter Students' Guild Advice Unit offers information and advice on academic related issues as well as a range of other university related issues. This includes advice around changing course, taking a break from studies, mitigation, and wanting to make a complaint or appeal. The advice unit is open to all students during term time and you can visit the office located on Level 1, The Forum.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-15:00

Email address: advice@exeterguild.com

01392 723520 Visit Website


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

LGBTQ+ Society

Exeter LGBTQ+ Soc is a society at the University of Exeter dedicated to providing a safe space for those who identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning, as well as other sexual and gender identities, such as asexual). This secure space is created to allow members to fully express their sexual orientation and/or gender identity without fear of intimidation or harassment.

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Advice Unit - Student Parents

University of Exeter Students' Guild Advice Unit offers information and advice for students on a range of university-related issues. The Student Parents section of the Advice Unit webpage offers information and advice for parents and pregnant women who are also studying at the University of Exeter.

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00-16:00, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-18:00

Email address: e.r.wilson@exeter.ac.uk

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Mind Your Head Society

Mind Your Head Society is the University’s mental health awareness and wellbeing society, which strives to promote positive mental health and wellbeing throughout the year and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. They host regular events and workshops that promote all areas of wellbeing, as well as running campaigns throughout the year. They provide a supportive environment for all students, can signpost to further sources of support, and help to raise money for charity.

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Bullying UK

Bullying UK is a charity dedicated to supporting those who are experiencing bullying in the home, in education or in the workplace. They have a confidential helpline as well as a live online chat service.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-21:00; Saturday and Sunday 10:00-15:00

0808 800 2222 Visit Website

National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline is the leading UK anti-bullying helpline dedicated to stamping out bullying and helping those who are, or have been bullied. This includes bullying in the workplace, at home, in the community and in education, face-to-face or on the internet/mobile phones.

Opening hours: 09:00-17:00 every day

0845 22 55 787 Visit Website

The Mix

TheMix.org is the online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. They provide non-judgmental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs. Their straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. On TheMix.org you can: Chat about anything you like on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room. Browse over 2000 articles and videos full of facts you can trust. Read about the experiences of other young people in our True Life section. Got a question about friends, dating, love or family life? Ask one of our trained advisors. This service is free and totally confidential.

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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

Get Connected

Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. They offer support around many areas from abuse and violence to employment and gender identity.

Opening hours: 11:00-23:00 every day

0808 808 4994 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.

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