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Alternative support to counselling

The following organisations provide websites, helplines and email counselling, blogs and lots of advice and information. There is also a huge amount of information about support for a range of common problems on our website: . Do remember that you should make an appointment to see your GP if you are struggling with your mental health.  Your GP is there to support you with your mental health in just the same way as your physical health and will also have an urgent appointment system.

Samaritans - someone to talk to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

This is a free service offering telephone, email and face to face listening and support 

  • Free Helpline open 24 hours a day everyday of the year. Tel: 116 123
  • Face to face support: Open 9am-9pm daily - 46 Marshall Street, London W1
  • Website:       Email: 

Student Depression website:

The Students Against Depression website has over 70 pages of information, resources and real student stories to help students affected by low mood, depression or suicidal thinking Also advice and support for those who are worried about someone else who seems depressed


Confidential listening and information service run by students, for students.
Telephone: 020 7631 0101
Opening term time 6pm to 8am    Email: 

Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies – NHS counselling and support for stress, anxiety and depression

Open to anyone who has a GP in Tower Hamlets. Self referral via the website: 


Muslim Youth Helpline

provides faith and culturally sensitive support services to Muslim youth in the UK.  Free and confidential Helpline service run by young Muslim volunteers

Telephone: 0808 808 2008 – free from all UK landlines   Email:

CRUSE  provides telephone counselling for anyone who has experienced bereavement.

Telephone Helpline:  0808 808 1677. Also lots of information and guidance on the website   

Switchboard LGBT+ helpline

is a helpline operated by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans volunteers, offering support and information to any caller on any subject to do with sexuality. Telephone: 0300 330 0630  10am-10pm every day  Instant messaging services via website and email support  

Support in a crisis and help with common problems

More information about common problems and sources of support is available on our website here:

Information about help and support at times of personal crisis is also available on our website. If you  are struggling with thoughts about ending your life please go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department details of how to find it can be found here:

Christmas and New Year

For details of social activities and support over the Christmas break please check here

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