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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.

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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


Silvercloud offers secure, immediate access to online CBT programmes, tailored to your specific needs. The programme has shown high improvement rates for depression, anxiety and stress and also has a programme on body image. CBT helps you identify and change those thought and behavioural patterns that have a negative influence on how you are feeling; helping you to make changes for the better.

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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 Meditation Society

The Meditation Society aims to offer all members the tools they need, through mediation, to cultivate a happier, more compassionate and less stressful life. They run weekly sessions, have regular socials, and facilitate opportunities such as organising volunteering events that aid the local community.

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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

Students Against Depression

Students against Depression is run by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, it is specifically tailored to helping students with depression. It includes information on what to do if you are feeling suicidal and advice on getting support to deal with low mood specifically tailored to students. The site also has a share your story area with advice and stories from many different students on how they dealt with depression as well as information on taking action against depression by campaigning and running events.

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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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Time to Change

Time to Change is a campaign run by Mind to reduce the stigma around mental health. The website provides information about dealing with the stigma around mental health. It is also a good resource for those supporting someone else with a mental health problem, by providing a mental health advice line for suffers and carers alike.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-14:00

0300 5000 927 Visit Website


Rethink is dedicated to helping those diagnosed with mental health problems understand and manage their illness. It provides information around symptoms, medication and your rights. Rethink has a dedicated helpline with trained staff to talk you through any issues surrounding mental health. They also have a specific section of their web page about supporting a loved one with a mental illness.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-14:00 (excluding bank holidays)

0300 5000 927 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


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

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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Live Well

Live Well is an NHS online advice page for healthy living. It includes advice on drugs, alcohol, exercise, eating well and sexual health, as well as many other areas of healthy living.

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One You

One You is a government run webpage providing information on several areas of wellbeing such as smoking, alcohol and eating with quizzes to help you to identify and improve your life.

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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

National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. NSF can provide information on sleep science, healthy sleep habits, and sleep disorders.

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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


SANE is a UK wide charity that works to improve the quality of life of those affected by mental illness and the people who support them. As well as a helpline, SANE runs various web-based forums for people to support each other. They also run Textcare; a service allowing users to sign up to texts to help them if they want a little more motivation at a specific point in time.

Opening hours: 18:00-23:00 every day

0300 304 7000 Visit Website


Mind is a mental health charity dedicated to providing supportive and reliable information to those experiencing mental health problems. Mind aim to empower you to understand your own condition and the choices available to you.

Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00 (except for bank holidays)

0300 123 3393 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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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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