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:
The Well-being Signposting Service will refer you to appropriate information, guidance and support, including counselling.
Well-being Signposting Service
Appointments available daily:
Monday - Friday:10am-11am
in Student Support
To book a 15 minute appointment email:
You can contact the Chaplaincy:
Telephone: 01752 636700 Ext 2047
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.
Useful online NHS resources:
Mind provides information on mental health, including:
Types of mental health problems
Where to get help
Medication and alternative treatments
Their lines are open 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).
Telephone: 0300 123 3393
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
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 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 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