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University of Exeter Wellbeing Services

The University of Exeter provides a wellbeing service to all current students. The wellbeing team is made up of highly skilled counsellors and mental health professionals who are able to offer advice as well as therapeutic and practical support to help you cope personally and to manage your university work.

01392 724381 Visit Website

Exeter Depression and Anxiety Service

DAS are a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service, offering effective treatments and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which can help you get your life back on track. Their website includes self-help resources and a 'Mood Quiz' if you are unsure whether you need further support, or want to get a better understanding of how you're feeling.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 09:00-19:00; Wednesday and Friday 09:00-17:00

01392 675630 Visit Website Self-Referral

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

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


Harmless are a supportive and informative service for people who self-harm, their friends and their families. They provide advice on coping strategies, information about staying safe, and recovery tools.

Email address: info@harmless.org.uk

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Depression Alliance

Depression Alliance is the leading UK charity for people suffering with depression. They work to bring people together in order to end the isolation and loneliness of depression. Their website includes information about various self-help resources as well as offering you the chance to join their online and offline communities. They also offer the opportunity for you to fundraise for them and campaign to end the stigma surrounding depression.

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PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. It operates HOPELineUK, a confidential helpline for young people with thoughts of suicide or those concerned about a young person who may have thoughts of suicide. HOPELineUK is staffed by trained professionals and offers a phone, text and email service. PAPYRUS also offers training, including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) for anyone over the age of 16 and delivers regional outreach and community programmes with young people.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-22:00, Saturday and Sunday 14:00-22:00, Bank Holidays 14:00-17:00

0800 068 41 41 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

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.

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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Wellbeing Information Directory is maintained by Change & Represent on behalf of DVP Wellbeing and Liberation Council.

University of Exeter Students' Guild is a Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 7217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ