Student Support

Moving away from home to a new country to study can be stressful at times. You are hit with so many new experiences and responsibilities that you may need a little help from time to time. Whether you need emotional support, health advice, religious counsel or academic help, there are organisations ready to help you. Here you can find a directory of all the relevant contact information to get help with any possible problems.  

Jump to the section you need: 

- General Help and Advice
     - Religious Organisations (in London)
          - Social and Cultural Organisations
               - Academic Support Services
                    - Meditation and Personal Development
                         - Health and Fitness

General Help and Advice

  • Beat- Support for people with eating disorders
  • Drinkline- Contact Tel: 0800 917 8282
  • Family Planning Association- Contact Tel: 0845 120 3767
  • HopeLine UK- for practical advice on suicide prevention. Contact Tel: 0800 068 4141
  • London Nightline- Run by students for students. Contact Tel: 020 7631 0101. 6pm-8pm during term time
  • National Debtline- Contact Tel: 0808 808 4000. Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline- 24 hour freephone national service for women experiencing domestic violence. Contact Tel: 0808 2000 247
  • National Drugs Helpline (FRANK)- Contact Tel: 0800 77 66 00. 24 hours
  • Relate- Relationship counselling
  • Samaritans- For People in despair; any problem any time. Contact Tel: 08457 909090. 24 hours
  • Sexual Health Helpline- Contact Tel: 0800 567 123. 24 Hours
  • SupportLine- Help and support for all issues relating to drugs. Contact Tel: 01708 765200
  • Voovit- Shipping for international students

 

Religious Organisations Online

 

Religious Organisations in London

American Church in London
   Whitefield Memorial Church, 79a Tottenham Court Road, W1T

Churches Commission for International Students
   Bastille Court, 2 Paris Garden, SE1

Council of Christians & Jews
   1st floor, Camelford House, 87-89 Albert, SE1

Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque
   146 Park Street, Regent's Park, NW8

Lutheran Student Chaplaincy
   30 Thanet Street, WC1H

Methodist International Centre
   81-103 Euston Street, NW1

More House (Roman Catholic)
   53 Cromwell Road, SW7

National Hindu Students Room
   PO Box 46016, W9

National Baha'i Centre
   27 Rutland Gate, SW7 1PD

Newman House (Roman Catholic)
   111 Gower Street, WC1E

Nigerian Chaplaincy
   St. Marylebone Church, Marylebone Road, NW1

Orthodox Chaplaincy
   King's College London, The Strand, WC2R

Religious Society of Friends
   Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, NW1

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir
   105-119 Brentfield Road, Neasden

The Buddhist Society
   58, Ecclestone Square, SW1

The Muslim Council of Britian
   PO Box 5733c, E1

The Union of Jewish Students
   Hillel House, 1-1 Endsleigh Street, WC1H

 

Social and Cultural Organisations

 

Academic Support Services

  • Apple Store IT Training- Free one-hour workshops on everything from operating an iPod to making digital movies. Contact: Apple Store, 235 Regent St, W1B 2EL. Oxford Circus tube.

 

Meditation and Personal Development

  • Inner Space- Regular courses, seminars and meditations in Covent Garden FREE of charge.
  • Activia- Business training, include time-management courses

 

Health and Fitness

  • Nike Town Runs- On Mondays (women only) and Tuesdays (mixed), runs from the Nike Town store to Regent's Park at 6pm. Nike Town, 236 Oxford St, W1C 1DE (7612 0800). Oxford Circus tube.
  • Green Gym- Get fit for free and help the environment
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