If you have a personal crisis you can come to talk to the Counselling and Wellbeing team in the Carrington Building for support and advice at any time during our opening hours, 10am – 4pm on weekdays.
Outside of our normal opening hours, the best thing to do is to contact your GP or to call the NHS non-emergency number 111 for advice. You can also contact University Security by calling 0118 378 6300 who will be able to assist you in contacting the Emergency Services if necessary.
Helplines and mental health support
Urgent concerns about your mental health out of hours? Call the Berkshire NHS Crisis number on 0300 365 0300.
If you are feeling suicidal or desperate to talk to someone, you can call the Samaritans for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 116 123.
PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide and offers a telephone and text service on 0800 068 4141. The service is staffed by trained mental health professional 10am – 10pm weekdays and 2 – 5pm at the weekend.See these attached documents for other useful contacts and services: