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Heads Up Peer Support:

The group provides an informal space in which students can meet and support each other whether you are struggling with your mental health or just want someone to talk to.

We are very excited to be developing Heads Up Peer Support which will be relaunched with a meditation session on Thursday 9th March 2017, 13:00 pm - 14:00 pm, in Room S16, Institute of Education (IOE), 20 Bedford Way.

Activities will include: Meditation, Yoga, Walks in the Park, Animal Petting, Cooking etc.

Date & Time Activity & Location
Thursday 9th March 2017. 13:00pm-14:00pm Meditation session - Room S16, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way.
Thursday 16th March 2017. 13:00pm-14:00pm Group session - Kathleen Kenyon 201 Room, 2nd Floor Lewis’s Building.
Thursday 23rd March 2017. 13:00pm-14:00pm Yoga session - Room S16, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way.

Please contact    if you have any queries.


Student Minds UCL:

This is a peer support group for students experiencing eating disorders. It provides a safe environment for students to talk to other students experiencing similar problems. 

The group also runs events for supporters of students with eating disorders - any friends or family members are welcome to attend these, so that they know how best to support students who are experiencing difficulties with eating.

Location & Time: Term 2 Dates:
Room 405 UCLU, 25 Gordon Street at 18:00pm First Session - Tuesday 12th January 2017
Room 405 UCLU, 25 Gordon Street at 18:00pm Every Tuesday thereafter

Contact:   

You can access their Facebook page here. 


Medics4Medics:

Medical students often find themselves in particularly stressful situations throughout their studies and junior careers. We think medical students might face specific mental health problems and we decided to create a medics specific groups.

Location & Time: Term 2 Dates:
Room 405 UCLU, 25 Gordon Street at 18:00pm-20:00pm First Session - 19th January 2017
Room 405 UCLU, 25 Gordon Street at 18:00pm-20:00pm Every other Thursday thereafter

You can contact the group at:   

You can access their Facebook group here. 


Parents and Carers Network:

Please email    or    to sign up to the newsletter for information on events.

Parents and Carers Together (PACT) is a social network that aims to support UCL staff members who are balancing ongoing caring responsibilities with work. It is a peer support group led by network members for members so new ideas and activities are always welcomed and encouraged.


However you might feel that you need more professional help and peer support -as any other kind of psychotherapy- is never a one-size-fits-all. In particular our peer support groups at UCL might not be able to accommodate your needs if you are experiencing severe mental health problems such as psychosis or feeling actively suicidal. This does not mean that you are alone. There are several other resources one can access within UCL and elsewhere if you feel that your problems would not benefit from peer support. You can have a look at the different options by clicking here . If you are experiencing a crisis please scroll at the end of this page for some resources you can access.

Immediate or Professional Support

If you are in imminent danger of taking your own life or you have already self-harmed:

1. Dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department. There is an A&E at the UCL Hospital. Click here  for the location. 

2. Get in touch with your Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment  (CRHT) team if you have one

If you are concerned about another student and are not sure who to speak to, complete the Student of Concern  form to notify relevant staff who can provide further support.


If you are feeling suicidal or are having thoughts about harming yourself please:

1. Contact one of the following help lines:

2. If you are in College during term time and within Halls of Residence, there is a duty member of staff on call out of hours and each hall displays a notice with their contact details.

3. You can go to Gower Place Practice, 3 Gower Place, London WC1E 6BN, Tel: 0207 387 6306, where they can usually give you an appointment at extremely short notice at their walk in service on Monday to Fridays – 9.30 –10.30am and 2.30 –3.30pm. This service is confidential.

4. You can come to the Student Psychological Services, 3 Taviton Street, WC1H 0BT, Tel: 020 7679 1487.  The service is confidential (although they reserve the right to mobilise other help if someone’s life or health is at immediate risk).