Your health and wellbeing
Being at University can be exciting but there may be times when you struggle with the demands of studying or life in general. It can be difficult being away from your home, family and friends, but at Bristol, you are not on your own and we are here to help.
Meningitis ACWY vaccinations
If you have not yet been immunised, Students' Health Service is running drop-in clinics on:
- Wednesday 20 September 12 - 5 pm
- Thursday 21 September 12 - 5 pm
- Monday 25 September 12 - 5 pm
- Tuesday 26 September 12 - 5 pm
You must be registered with the Students' Health Service. Visit the Students' Health Service website for more information.
Introduction to support services
Contact support services
Find out how to contact support services.
Looking after yourself is essential for a happy and productive student life. Find out how you can keep well.
Time to Change
On 6 October, the University will sign the Time to Change pledge as part of our commitment to changing how we think, talk and act about mental health.
As part of this commitment, students and staff have shared their experiences of metal health. Watch Steve's story below and hear from others on YouTube.
Join us as we sign the pledge, learn about changes we're making to support your wellbeing and hear from award-winning mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn.
- Where to get study help
- Extenuating circumstances
- Make an academic appeal
- Suspend your studies
- Apply for religious observance
- Make a complaint
Student life issues
- Course concerns
- Money worries
- Housing concerns
- Homesick and lonely
- Personal and relationship issues
Working or studying away
- Find out what support is available to you while you are studying or working abroad or on a work placement in the UK
Religious and spiritual support
- Our support
- Services for you
Dealing with unhealthy habits
Find out what help is available for:
- Substance abuse
- Eating or sleeping disorders
- Or other unhealthy habits.
If you are feeling distressed and need immediate help:
- Contact your doctor's surgery and request an emergency appointment. If your doctor's surgery is not open, contact the NHS Out of Hours Medical Service on 111 available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
- Call the Samaritans on 116 123 available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
- If you feel at immediate risk of harm to yourself, go straight to your nearest hospital Accident and Emergency department or call the Emergency Services on 999.
Access Big White Wall for free, 24/7 support to help you take control and feel better when you are anxious, down or not coping
Report and Support
We have a zero tolerance approach to harassment, assault and discrimination. Report and Support launches in October to make it easier for students and staff to report incidents and seek advice.