In the light of current tragic events in Manchester, you may be feeling shocked, distressed or confused by what has just happened. You may even be personally affected by this awful event.
It can be hard to deal with the feelings and emotions that might be raised. We will all have different reactions and needs at a time like this. However, we hope that you will feel able to access the help you require as and when you need it. We are on hand to support you.
In the first instance, you might wish to draw on your own support networks of family, friends, colleagues and staff. However, this might be difficult or they may not available at the moment.
We are on hand to support you:
The Student Counselling and Personal Development Service is available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. You can:
- drop in to the Student Gateway from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday,
- phone 01752 587676
- email email@example.com
You can also drop-in to talk to one of our trained listeners at The Listening Post. They are available Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm in the Learning Gateway.
Call our 24 hour Anytime Advice Line:
Excellent free and confidential assistance available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from trained and experienced counsellors.
Freephone: 0800 042 0134The Samaritans are also available:
Tel: 08457 909 090 (24 hour helpline)
20 Oxford Place, Western Approach, PlymouthIf you would be interested in e-resources to support you in dealing with difficult feelings and shock, you can find information on SHINE (www.plymouth.ac.uk/shine)
Tel: 01752 221 666
Usual opening hours: Sun – Fri 12.30 – 21.00 and Sat 15.30 – 21.00
Twitter: @SHINEwithPlymWe want to support you and would really recommend that if you feel that you are struggling, that you get in touch with us as early as possible.
Facebook: SHINE with Plymouth University
Learning Gateway opening times
On the ground floor of the Roland Levinsky Building you will find the Learning Gateway – your one-stop-shop for the following services covered on this page.
- Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 17.00
- (Tuesday open 10.00, Friday close 16.30)
- 3 June 2017 - 19 September 2018: 10.00 - 16.30 (closed for lunch at 12.00 - 13.00)
Disability and dyslexia
Modified assessment practice
Faith and spiritual support
University Medical Centre and Wellbeing Centre
Peer assisted learning scheme (PALS)
SUM:UP Mathematics drop-in sessions
Inclusive teaching, learning and assessment
Mental health support
Signposting student services
Can't find what you're looking for?Why not use our A-Z guide of all our services
Immediate help options
Do you need to speak with someone urgently because you're concerned about your own or someone else’s immediate wellbeing or safety?
We've listed options available to you as a student or member of staff, including 24/7 services and support in times of crisis.Immediate help options
SHINE - Self Help Inspiring E-Resources
SHINE is created by students, counsellors and researchers. Watch, read, listen, find apps and useful links to the best online resources and information about mental health and well-being.
SHINE with Plymouth University categorises student friendly content on mental health and well-being.View SHINE resources
Workshops, personal development sessions and events
Exciting workshops taking place each semester - some you don’t even have to book just turn up
These include dyslexia friendly support sessions, laptop security marking, sexual offences support and advice, and personal development sessions.Find out more information about our upcoming events
Are you registered with a doctor?
Find out all you need know about the new Meningococcal ACWY vaccine for fresher students. To have your vaccine when you arrive in Plymouth you must register with a local GP.
Plymouth University has an independent on campus GP surgery at the Wellbeing Centre, Endsleigh Place above Boots the Chemist. You can register by attending the surgery or by applying online.
Anytime Advice and Mental Health Helpline - 24/7 support
- Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- In-the-moment emotional and counselling support.
- Accessible by phone, email and LiveCONNECTSM instant messaging.
- Information and advice on a range of studying, work, family and personal issues.
- Completely independent from the University.
Workplace Options and the Anytime Advice and mental Health Support Helpline are independent from Plymouth University.
Out of Hours Support Services
In the event of an emergency whereby somebody is at severe risk to themselves or others, contact the Emergency Services on 999
Tel: +44 1752 439091
Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0808 2000247
Tel: 116 123
Plymouth University Security Lodge
Tel: +44 1752 583333
Students Against Depression