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External Helpline Support and Useful Apps

In this section you will information about how to help yourself, with useful links and information about dealing with stress and other issues.

Please visit our self help with common issues page for an A-Z of common problems people face while at uni.

External Support:

  • NHS Non-Emergency Direct Line on 111

  • The Samaritans (24 hours a day) on 116 123

  • LCFT Wellbeing & Mental Health Helpline is a listening, information and emotional support service for those concerned about their own mental health, or that of someone they know. Available Monday to Friday 7pm-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-12 on 0800 9154640

  • PAPYRUS HOPELine UK provide non-judgmental support, practical advice and information to young people, up to the age of 35, who are worried about how they are feeling and to anyone who is concerned about a young person.
    Telephone: 0800 068 41 41, Text: 07786 209697 or Email:

  • Crisis Text Line – SHOUT provides free, confidential support, 24 hours a day via text. Text SHOUT to 85258 to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer

  • Preston Domestic Violence Service 01772 201601 (available 24 hours a day)

  • No Panic is a help line where trained volunteers support people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, OCD and other related anxiety disorders. Available 10am-10pm on 0844 9674848   

  • SAFE Centre offers medical examination, advice and support to women, men and children who have experienced sexual assault or rape. Telephone: 01772 523344 (available 24hrs)


There are also a wide variety of health and wellbeing apps now available, which you can download. Many of these are free, and UCLan have a list of apps we recommend for health and wellbeing.