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    If you feel that you are struggling to cope don’t keep it to yourself.  Talking to someone, such as a friend, doctor or professional may bring you a sense of relief.

    Here at Plymouth Marjon University we can offer you support through a range of services:

    Well-being Signposting Service

    Well-being Signposting is a service where you book in for an initial 15 minute appointment with Student Support. During this time you will meet with an appropriate member of staff who will discuss your current situation with you, and then will refer you onto (for example) the Student Counsellor, the Disability & Inclusion Advice Service, Student Funding Advice or another appropriate service/professional either internal or external to the University.

     Appointments are available: 
    Mondays (11am - 12pm)
    Tuesdays (9.30am - 10.30am)
    Wednesdays (10am - 11am)
    in Student Support

    To book a 15 minute appointment email:


    You can contact the Chaplaincy:
    Telephone: 01752 636700 Ext 2047
    Email: mparkman@marjon.ac.uk  

    However, there are also a range of external sources of support available and you can find a selection of these listed below:

    NHS 111 / NHS Direct

    NHS Direct provide fast medical help or advice for situations that are not life-threatening. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    Telephone: 111

    Useful online NHS resources:



    Mind provides information on mental health, including:

    • Types of mental health problems
    • Where to get help
    • Medication and alternative treatments
    • Advocacy

    Their lines are open 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).
    Telephone: 0300 123 3393
    Email: info@mind.org.uk 
    Text: 86463



    The Samaritans provide confidential support for those experiencing distress or despair. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    Telephone: 116 123
    Email: jo@samaritans.org 
    Website: samaritans.org 
    Address: 20 Oxford Place, Plymouth, PL1 5AJ (Please check their website for opening hours)



    Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself.  It is a safe place to listen, share and be heard.



    CALM is available to men experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings. Their lines are open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. They also have a webchat service from 5pm – midnight every day.
    Telephone: 0800 58 58 58



    The SANEline offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers from 4:30pm – 10:30pm, 365 days a year.
    Telephone: 0300 304 7000


    Students Against Depression

    Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.


    The Blurt Foundation

    The Blurt Foundation is a website and foundation dedicated to helping those affected by depression. This includes reources, support and guidance.


    The Zone

    The Zone offers a range of information, advice, counselling and support services to 13 - 25 year olds. They run a Drop In service 6 days a week.
    Telephone: 01752 206626
    Address: 14-16 Union Street, Plymouth, PL1 2SR (please call for opening hours)


    Papyrus (HOPELineUK)

    Papyrus is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They offer confidential help, advice and support specifically for people aged up to 35. Their opening hours are Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Weekends 2pm-10pm, Bank holidays 2pm-5pm.
    Telephone: 0800 068 4141
    Text: 07786 209697
    Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

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