Depression and low mood

Hear Keith's story

Keith talks about his positive experience returning to education after a number of years out of work because of depression.

What to do if you are feeling actively suicidal:

If you are about to harm yourself or have already done so, phone 999 or get yourself to your local hospital’s accident and emergency. Call an all-hours support service:

If you live in University accommodation, the Residence Life team is there to address emergency situations or contact campus security.

HeadMeds

HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication. HeadMeds does not give you medical advice. Please talk to your doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different.
Visit the HeadMeds website

Connect

  • UPSU Advice can help with appeals, academic dishonesty, complaints, extenuating circumstances and much more.
  • Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
  • Chinese Lantern is a helpline that offers support to the Chinese community. It is available for staff, students and their families. Call 0808
    802 0012, visit their website or connect on WeChat (WeChat ID: BACWG89).

Andy's Man Club

A peer to peer support group for men

Andy's Man Club is a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues and problems they have faced or are currently facing. Come have a brew and a chat. #itsokaytotalk

All our groups meet on Mondays at 19.00. Visit Andy's Man Club website to find your nearest group.

Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Anytime Advice and Mental Health Helpline for students

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • In-the-moment emotional and counselling support for all University of Plymouth students
  • Accessible by phone, email and via LiveCONNECTSM instant messaging
  • Information and advice on a range of studying, work, family and personal issues
  • Confidential
  • Completely independent from the university.
Freephone: 0800 042 0134
iConnectYou App (from iTunes or Google Play. Passcode 34800).

Professional support 

If something is causing you concern, is upsetting or distressing you, then it may help to talk about it in a safe environment.   

If you are a partnership student please find out what support your institution offers.

For students studying on the Plymouth and Truro campus, you can seek support and professional advice from: