Feeling down? Get support at Queen Mary and outside

Students and staff can feel low at any time of year including the festive period where everyone else can seem to be happy.

If you’re not feeling yourself there’s no shame in asking for help and talking about how you feel.

Help at Queen Mary

Big White Wall

Big White Wall offers unlimited, 24/7 accessible online support – you can connect with peers, chat online to clinicians, use self-help resources, join groups or take self-assessments. Lots of students at lots of universities find it an incredibly helpful resource. It is also completely confidential and staff at the university cannot see what you are writing or sharing.

Mental Health First Aiders

Queen Mary has a dedicated network of Mental Health First Aiders who are trained in listening non-judgmentally and helping you find the support you may need.

In the School of English and Drama:

  • Rupert Dannreuther
  • Bridget Escolme
  • Suzi Lewis

If none of these people are available please consult the building based list here. You can talk to any of the Mental Health First Aiders in confidence.

QMUL Advice and Counselling Service

Specialist and confidential advice and support for welfare, financial, emotional and psychological issues.

www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk / 020 7882 8717 /  welfare@qmul.ac.uk

Disability and Dyslexia Service

Confidential advice, guidance and support for students with diagnosed mental health conditions and those who have experienced a mental health crisis.

www.dds.qmul.ac.uk / 020 7882 2756 / dds@qmul.ac.uk e

External Support

  • Samaritans: Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
  • NHS 111: Get access to trained medical professionals on the phone. They can also arrange emergency appointments out of hours for example.
  • Tower Hamlets Mental Health Line: 24 hour mental health crisis line has been launched by the Trust to support people living and working in Tower Hamlets.
  • The Haven (Sexual Assault Centre): The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

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