Get Support

If you feel at immediate risk, please call 111 or 999.

111 is a source to get immediate mental health help from the NHS.

For non-urgent support, there are plenty of  resources at hand. We have separated them below into those that are specific to King’s College London and those that are available to the wider public.

King’s College London Support:

KCL Counselling Service
Access their website
Request an appointment for counselling or see a same day mental health advisor.

KCL Peer Support
Access their website
Talk to a trained student in confidentiality.

KCL Wellbeing
Access their website
A team to help you fulfil your potential by educating and empowering you to optimise your physical and mental wellbeing, so you can perform at  your highest level.

KCL Health Centre
Make an appointment with your GP or reach out to them in times of crisis.

General support, information & further numbers if you need someone to talk to:

Recommended Resources:

Mental health charity in England and Wales.  Excellent, clear and easy to understand information about all things concerning mental health.
MIND info line for confidential mental health information and support 0300 123 3393

24-hour helpline: 116 125
Non-directive support for anyone feeling isolated, distressed or struggling to cope.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – expert advice pages
An excellent resource for information surrounding mental illness approved by the RCOP.  Thorough and detailed.

Further Resources:

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) campaigns to reduce male suicide and improve men’s mental health. It provides a helpline from 5pm-12am 365 days a year: 0800 58 58 58

open from 6pm to 8am every night of term
0207 631 0101
A confidential listening, support and practical information service for students in London.

Self Injury Support

0117 927 9600
text support: 0780 047 2908
Information and support for people who self-harm, including template for a self-harm diary and local support groups for men and women.

Mental Health Charity Providing information, resources and emotional support
Out-of -house Helpline from 6pm-11pm: 0845 767 8000

The Mix
Support for people aged 16–25.

National Self Harm Network (NSHN)
Survivor-led forum for people who self-harm, friends and families.

Parent helpline: 0808 802 5544
Information for parents and young people about mental health and wellbeing.