Coronavirus: Emotional support and online resources
Friday 3rd April 2020
We also know that you may be going through other things in your life that may or may not be related to coronavirus.
Whatever you’re going through, we want you to know that you shouldn’t be experiencing this alone as you can speak to us.
Our offices may be closed and teaching and assessments may be taking place online, but our support team are here for you and are available to speak to you as normal.
If you’re experiencing any difficulties or going through something, whether it affects your studies or not, you can reach out to our Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) team and our Disability and Wellbeing Advisor. You can contact them on our main number, 020 7078 8840, by asking for the SEWS team. Or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also understand that you may not want to speak to one of our team and that you would prefer to speak to a professional elsewhere. There are many organisations based locally in London and across the UK offering help, support and advice on a range of issues. Many of these organisations are available as normal and run helplines and online chat services.
We’ve put together a list of these key organisations and the ways you can contact them below. If there’s any we’ve missed out and you think would be helpful to include for others, please do let us know.
Contraception & Sexual Health
Website: British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Abortion and emergency contraception services.
Call: 08457 304030
Domestic Abuse & Violence
Call: 0300 123 6600 (available 24 hours, 7 days a week)
Live online chat is also available 2pm – 6pm, 7 days a week.
Helpline: 0808 800 0661 (freephone, Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm)
Online chat is also available.
Helpline: 0808 800 4444 (freephone, open every day of the year, 8am – 8pm on weekdays and 9am – 5pm on weekends)
Live web chat is also available.
For people over the age of 55.
Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 (freephone service available 24 hours a day, every day of the year)
Rape and Sexual Assault
Website: Rape Crisis
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (available every day of the year between 12pm – 2.30pm and 7pm – 9.30pm)
Live online chat service is also available.