Help in an emergency

The Student Counselling and Wellbeing service does not provide crisis support. There's a number of places in Leeds where you can get immediate support. Find out how to get help in an emergency. 

A crisis is when you feel you are a risk to yourself or others. This could include wanting to harm yourself, or having seriously harmed yourself (such as overdosing), or where you feel out-of-control and unsafe.

If you believe you are in crisis, we recommend you contact: 

  • Leeds Student Medical Practice 0113 295 4488 or your GP
  • Out-of-hours NHS support at phone number 111 
  • The Leeds Crisis Assessment Service 0300 300 1485
  • Dial House 0113 260 9328 or text on 07922 249452 (Open 6pm - 2am on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays)

Your GP can provide urgent medical/psychiatric attention or referral and has overall responsibility for your physical and mental healthcare. 

If the situation is life-threatening, then go to A&E or if you are unable to do this, call 999 for an ambulance or contact University security 0113 343 2222

For a listening ear:  

  • Connect Helpline 0800 800 1212 9 (Open 365 days 6pm – 2am)
  • The Samaritans: Freephone 116 123
  • Nightline: 0113 380 1381

Talking therapy could be helpful when the immediate crisis is over and there is space to reflect.

Frequent mental health crises 

If you are having frequent mental health crises, it may be helpful to refer yourself to Student Counselling and Wellbeing a Mental Health Advisor can discuss your management of your condition and how to seek support and treatment. To make an appointment go here (hyperlink to Self-Referral form please). 

If you have non-urgent concerns about your mental health or wellbeing, please contact our service

Talking therapy could be helpful when the immediate crisis is over and there is space to reflect.