firstpoint is dedicated to helping students access information and support during their studies.

We are based in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre on the St John’s Campus and are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 5.30pm.

Telephone: 01905 542551

Email: firstpoint@worc.ac.uk  

Support Websites

University of Worcester

Counselling and Mental Health website self-help information

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information for young people, parents and carers, about young people’s mental health

Shout

Confidential text support in a crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Text TALKWORC to 85258 


Worcestershire Healthy Minds

Information, guides and support for problems such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.

No Panic

Symptom checker, relaxation techniques, helpline, resources and app


Worcestershire Healthy Minds

Information, guides and support for problems such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.


Young Minds

Information and helpline for those needing help about their mental health

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Offer support, advice and information 

Students Against Depression

Information and strategies for tackling depression and mental health issues


Samaritans

Listening helpline for those in crisis or despair


Young Minds

Information and helpline for those needing help about their mental health


Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Increase the awareness of the signs and dangers of depression



Worcestershire Healthy Minds

Information, guides and support for problems such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.


Beat Eating Disorders

Support and information on eating disorders for sufferers, family and friends


National Centre for Eating Disorders

Help and treatment for sufferers


Anorexia & Bulimia Care

Offers helplines to sufferers, friends and family and nutrition guidance


Overeaters Anonymous

Information and support group meetings 


Young Minds

Information and helpline for those needing help about their mental health

 The National Domestic Violence Helpline

24 hour service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends and others calling on their behalf


Men’s Advice Line

The Men’s Advice Line provides help for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner, or from other family members. 

 Alcoholics Anonymous

Help for people who want to stop drinking from people who have stopped


Swanswell

Confidential service for people concerned about their own, or someone else’s substance use. Supported housing, specialist services for young people, families, carers and domestic abuse survivors


FRANK

Help, advice and information about drugs

University of Worcester 

Counselling and Mental Health website self-help information

Shelter 

For advice and urgent housing advice

england.shelter.org.uk/  

The Bridge Counselling Service Worcester

Call to self-refer, 2.00-4.00 Mon to Thurs 


Relate

Dedicated to helping you to get the most out of relationships through counselling and informal workshops

Young Minds

Information and Parent helpline for parents needing help about their child’s mental health


Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information for young people, parents and carers, about young people’s mental health

The Cedar Tree

Support with pregnancy choices and pregnancy loss for women and men

Relate
Support and counselling for relationships/couples
Samaritans
Listening helpline for those in crisis or despair


Mind
Website explaining self-harm and how to access support


Self-Harm UK
Supporting young people impacted by self-harm with a safe space to talk

The Glade

Support for victims of rape or serious sexual assault, men and women


West Mercia Women’s Aid

Support, advice and helpline for those suffering domestic violence and for anyone worried or frightened by their partner, ex-partner, a family member or someone close to them


Survivors UK (male rape)

Offers individual counselling, group work and helpline


Rape Crisis England & Wales

Information, self-help tools and a national helpline

Know Your Stuff

Advice, support and information. Access to a specialist sexual health clinician and free and confidential ordering of sexual health tests and contraception.


NHS Sexual Health Clinics

On-line booking

LGBT Foundation

Information, helpline and email support

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

Advice, support and a helpline for young people struggling with suicidal thoughts or anyone worried about a young person.  


Samaritans

Listening helpline for those in crisis or despair


Stay Alive

A pocket suicide prevention resource app you can use if you are having thoughts of suicide, or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.