Health, personal and safety problems can vary widely and affect anyone at any time. This may be a mental health issue, an experience of sexual assault, discrimination, harassment, bullying or a relationship breakdown.  You may only need help with something temporarily or, if it involves something more complex or long term, you may need ongoing support.

 

Our Advisers will discuss your needs and together with you come up with an action plan tailored to those needs. This will involve signposting to University or external services where appropriate and finding practical solutions to problems which may have been the cause of, or been caused by, a student’s personal issue.  Our advisers have a wide ranging knowledge of relevant services, both within the University such as Student Health and Wellbeing, and externally such as various charities and support services. We usually signpost rather than refer to support services, but in the case of a referral we would not pass on your details without your permission.

 

Please be reassured that in all cases you can approach us in an environment of confidentiality. Our service is independent from other services within the university and we will not share your information.

Alcohol:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Addaction
Addaction is one of the UK's leading mental health, drug and alcohol charities. 
Alcoholics Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Alcohol Concern
The national charity working to end alcohol harm in the UK
Al-Anon Family Groups
Provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.
Change, Grow, Live
Local organisation which provides information and support for people recovering from drug and alcohol misuse.
Drink Aware
An independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK, helping people make better choices about drinking.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.

 

 

Anxiety, Stress and Panic Attacks:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Anxiety-UK
A user-led organisation, providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.
Mindshift
A mobile app designed to help people cope with anxiety and change how they think about it.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.
No Panic
A registered charity which helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders.
SAM: Self-help for anxiety management
A mobile app offering a range of self-help methods for people who want to learn about managing their anxiety.
Smiling Mind
A mobile app which uses mindfulness meditation to help combat stress, improve focus and increase resilience.

 

 

Bereavement:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Bereavement Trust
Trained volunteers offer comfort, support and practical advice to the bereaved through a national freephone helpline open in the evenings.
Cruse Bereavement Care 
Offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies through a national freephone helpline and various local services (including face-to-face and email support).
Hope Again
Offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies through a national freephone helpline and various local services (including face-to-face and email support).
 
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.
 
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Self-help organisation which provides a safe, confidential environment in which people bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings, giving and gaining support from each other.
 
Winston’s Wish 
Offers practical support and guidance to children, families, professionals and anyone concerned about bereaved children and young people.

 

 

Bullying:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Bullybusters
Information, advice and support for victims of bullying and their families.
Bullying UK
Providing professional, non-judgmental support and advice to all members of the family.
It Happens Here (NUSU)
Newcastle University Students’ Union online disclosure system for Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Discrimination and Bullying.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.

 

 

Carers:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

Places of support include:

Barnardo’s Young Carers Newcastle
Supporting young people in Newcastle who look after an adult family member who has a serious illness or disability.
Carers Trust
Work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
Carers UK
Expert advice, information and support for carers.
Newcastle Carers  
Local independent charity providing confidential information and support to adult unpaid carers who are caring for someone living in Newcastle.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.

 

 

 

 

 

Counselling and Talking Therapies:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

It’s good to talk
BACP is a professional body and a registered charity which provides information about counselling and psychotherapy, including how to find a private therapist.
Streetwise
Streetwise offers a free, confidential information, advice and counselling service for young people aged 13-25yrs.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
Provides a confidential, safe place in which to explore emotional difficulties which may be having a negative impact on your day-to-day functioning and getting in the way of your academic experience and studies.
Talking Helps Newcastle
The NHS talking therapy service for people registered with a Newcastle GP, offering a range of free talking therapies, advice, information and support.

 

 

 

 

Crime and Violence:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Hate Crime Advocacy (Advocacy Centre North)
A local service which supports people who have experienced, or are at risk of, hate crime because of what they look like or how they live their lives.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.
 
Victims First
Practical and emotional support to help victims of crime across Northumbria.
Victim Support
Practical help and emotional support for victims of crime – regardless of whether intending to involve the police and no matter when the incident/s took place.

 

 

 

 

Crisis and Emergencies:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Concerned about a student?
Emergency and out of hours contacts
Medical and Dental Emergencies

 

 

Depression:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Campaign against living miserably (CALM)
CALM exists to prevent male suicide by offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via a helpline and website.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.
 
Seasonal Affective Disorder Association
Offers support and advice to sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder and Winter Blues.
Students against Depression
A useful self-help site written specifically for students experiencing depression.

 

 

 

Domestic violence and abuse:

Domestic violence and abuse is: any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality – if you believe that you have been a victim or you are aware of someone that has been or is a victim, please look at the links attached for help and support in this area.  There are also links to honour based violence and forced marriages information.The terrible and 'invisible' issue of domestic violence is usually an unspoken issue but all the same it is a very real trauma for people. Domestic violence can be the root cause of other issues as a consequence. It can affect all ages, sexualities, cultures and religions. 

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Galop (LGBT+ anti-violence charity)
Galop can help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia wherever it occurs, including at home, in public, at work, online or in cruising sites.
 
Edan
EDAN is a domestic abuse outreach service that provides support to women from the age of 16, living in Newcastle, who are at risk of Domestic Abuse. 

 
Halo Project (Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence)
Tackling forced marriage and honour based violence directly, offering support to victims and education to organisations.
Karma Nirvana (Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence)
Support for victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.
 
Men’s Advice Line
Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence  and abuse.
Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service 
A range of specialist support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Newcastle.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.
Refuge
Provides specialist domestic violence services including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services.
Women’s Aid
National charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children which, in partnership with Refuge, provides a national domestic violence helpline.


 

 

 

 

Drugs and substance misuse:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Addaction
Addaction is one of the UK's leading mental health, drug and alcohol charities. 
Change, Grow, Live (CGL Newcastle)
Local organisation which provides information and support for people recovering from drug and alcohol misuse.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.
Talk to Frank
Friendly, confidential advice about drugs and alcohol.
Smokefree
Free support to help you stop smoking, includes an app, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance.

 

 

Eating disorders and distress:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

b-eat (Beating Eating Disorders)
National charity offering help for people with eating disorders.
Men Get Eating Disorders Too
Charitable organisation that seeks to raise awareness of eating disorders in men and to support sufferers, carers and their families.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.
NIWE (Northern Initiative on Women and Eating)
Provides support or signposting to people in the North East whose lives are affected by eating distress, or eating disorders.

 

 

 

 

 

Gambling:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Gamblers Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem with gambling and help others to do the same.
GamCare
A range of support and services for people who you have a gambling problem and for anyone impacted by someone else's gambling.
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service
The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.

 

Health Information, Services and Support:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

 

BBC Health Health and medical news from the UK and around the world, with in-depth features on well-being and lifestyle. www.bbc.co.uk/news/health
GP/Dental Surgeries It is very important that you register with a General Medical Practices (GP) when you first arrive at Newcastle University as well as finding a dentist. A comprehensive list of GPs and dentists as well as other services the NHS offer can be found on the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk
Health Costs If you’re aged 19 or over and receive National Health Service (NHS) treatment you’ll be asked to pay for prescriptions and some health care services unless you meet certain NHS exemption criteria. www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/finance/advice/healthcosts
Healthy Eating Use the Eatwell Guide to help you get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food. It shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each food group. Eat Well Chart
Hope Support Services Youth-led support available to anybody aged 11-25 when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness – such as cancer. www.hopesupport.org.uk
Meningitis and Septicaemia If you are just starting university you may need to get a MenC booster before you go. You are more at risk of getting meningitis just after starting university  as you will be mixing closely with lots of new people some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria. www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/medical/meningitis
Men’s health forum A charity that provides an independent and authoritative voice for male health in England and Wales and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting the health and well-being of men and boys. www.menshealthforum.org.uk
Newcastle University Student health and Wellbeing Service The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university. www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about
NHS Choices NHS Choices is the official website of the National Health Service in England; information includes local GP/urgent care/hospital/dentist service finder and A-Z of conditions. www.nhs.uk
Patient UK Supplies information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals. https://patient.info
Student Health Health Advice for students and young people. www.studenthealth.co.uk
Tyneside Women's Health Local charity which aims to improve women’s mental health and emotional wellbeing by providing a wide range of services including counselling, support groups and mental health courses. www.tynesidewomenshealth.org.uk
WHIST (Women’s Health in South Tyneside) Aims to improve the health, wellbeing, education and quality of life of women aged over 16 years old living in South Tyneside. www.whist.org.uk

 

 

Homelessness:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Citizens Advice Citizens Advice can give you free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a wide range of subjects. www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Crisis National charity providing mental health and practical support for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. www.crisis.org.uk
Housing Advice Centre The Housing Advice Centre can give you advice about homelessness, housing and tenancy agreements. www.newcastle.gov.uk/housing/housing-advice-and-homelessness/what-to-do-if-you-need-housing-advice-or-are-homeless
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/
Shelter

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. 

www.shelter.org.uk


 

Mental Health:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Centre for Clinical Interventions A self-help site addressing a wide variety of problem areas, including: depression, social anxiety, panic, worry, self-esteem, procrastination, assertiveness, and eating problems. www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm 
Get self-help

Provides self-help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets and self-help mp3s.

www.getselfhelp.co.uk
GP A comprehensive list of GPs can be found on the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx 
Hub of Hope Provides a search function to find avaliable mental health support services within your local area. www.hubofhope.co.uk
Mental Health Foundation Provides videos, podcasts and other resources to help people look after their own mental health. www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos 
Mental Health UK Brings together four national mental health charities working across the UK. www.mentalhealth-uk.org/get-help
MIND Mental health charity providing information and support on various mental health problems including anxiety, self-esteem and common eating disorders. www.mind.org.uk 
Mind the Gap, the SU’s mental health society Regular stress-busting socials, self-care tips and signposting, discussions and talks on mental health issues. www.nusu.co.uk/getinvolved/societies/society/8084
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/
Nightline

Student-run listening service providing emotional support and information, open every night during term time by phone (8pm-8am) and IM (8pm-midnight). Tel: + 44 (0) 191 261 2905

www.nusu.co.uk/nightline
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust A series of self-help leaflets covering a range of issues including sleep problems, stress, controlling anger and alcohol use. www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp 
Rethink A charity offering advice and information to anyone affected by mental health problems. www.rethink.org 
Royal College of Psychiatrists An independent professional membership organisation and registered charity which provides a range of information and resources for mental health professionals and the public. www.rcpsych.ac.uk/ 
Sane Information, resources and helpline providing emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. www.sane.org.uk 
Student Minds Student mental health charity, offering information and resources on a variety of topics, including managing exam stress, preparing for a year abroad and supporting a friend. www.studentminds.org.uk 
The Mix Support service for people aged under 25, offering free and confidential support and advice on a wide range of issues including mental health, money worries and relationship break ups. www.themix.org.uk
Wellmind A mobile app which includes advice, tips and tools to improve mental health and boost wellbeing. www.dwmh.nhs.uk/wellmind 
WatchWellCast A YouTube channel which has regular animated shows exploring the physical, mental and emotional paths to wellness. www.youtube.com/user/watchwellcast 

 

 

 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/
OCD-UK Support and information for people experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). http://www.ocduk.org

 

 

Pregnancy:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Brook Providing free and confidential wellbeing and sexual health support specifically for people under 25, including on STIs, pregnancy, gender, staying safe online. www.brook.org.uk 
Family Planning Association Sexual health information and advice on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy. www.fpa.org.uk
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/

 

 

Relationships:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/
Relate

A charity that aims to support relationships, working with couples, single people and families, regardless of age, sexual orientation and cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

www.relate-nt.org.uk
The Mix Support service for people aged under 25, offering free and confidential support and advice on a wide range of issues including mental health, money worries and relationship break ups. www.themix.org.uk


 

 

Safety and security:

If you are an international student you are in unfamiliar surroundings and are a potential target to people who may want to take advantage. The British Council have a publication called 'Safety First - A Personal Safety Guide for International Students' that provides useful information. (https://www.nusu.co.uk/pageassets/support/sac/health/Personal-Saferty-Guides-British-Council-125-for-125-inc-delivery.pdf)

Possibly one of the more challenging aspects of coming to study in a different country is the cultural differences. This can be a dramatic shock to some students and can affect you significantly. This will ease with time but if you find this too much to bear then please seek help.

www.ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/current-students/safety-security/#

www.ncl.ac.uk/estates/services/security

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies on campus and if worried about your own safety or a fellow student (including physical and mental health concerns). Tel: + 44 (0) 191 208 6817

 

www.safezoneapp.com

Free app for all students and staff that connects directly to the University security team when in need of help while on campus - if feeling threatened, a victim of assault or robbery or in need of first aid or other assistance.

 

www.ncl.ac.uk/estates/services/security/CBM.htm

PC Mick Miller, Neighbourhood Beat Manager, who offers regular drop-in sessions in King’s Gate and in the Students’ Union during term-time.

 

 

Self-harm and self-injury:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

No harm done (Young Minds)

A project, in collaboration with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and The Royal College of Psychiatrists aimed at young people who are self-harming or at risk of self- harming, their parents and the professionals working with them. www.youngminds.org.uk/what-we-do/our-projects/no-harm-done
Calm Harm A mobile app for young people who have already started the process of understanding their self-harm issues. Provides tasks to resist or manage the urge to self-harm. www.stem4.org.uk/calmharm 
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service

The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/
Self-injury Support National organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm and provides information and resources for all. www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk 

 

 

 

Sexual abuse, assult and rape:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

It Happens Here (NUSU) Newcastle University Students’ Union online disclosure system for Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Discrimination and Bullying. www.nusu.co.uk/support/ithappenshere
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/
R.E.A.C.H (Rape Examination Advice Counselling Help) Local sexual assault referral centre which provides free, confidential counselling, support and advice service for men and women who have been subjected to an attack of a sexual nature. www.reachsarc.org.uk
Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland A local charity which provides free, safe, professional support and information for women and girls over 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. www.rctn.org.uk 
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

The UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

www.napac.org.uk
Someone Cares Local charity which offers a free counselling service for survivors and supporters of abuse, specialising in childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. www.someonecares.org.uk
Survivors UK A charity providing information and advice for adult men (aged 18 and over) who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives (London-based). www.survivorsuk.org

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual health:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service

The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/
New Croft Centre – local NHS sexual health service Provides a wide range of free and confidential sexual health services including contraception, testing for sexually transmitted infections and information on abortion services. www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/sexual-health
SHINE (Sexual Health In Newcastle) A community women’s health project offering support and services for women 16 and over, includes HIV testing, information on domestic/sexual abuse and general women's health issues. www.shinewomen.co.uk 
Terence Higgins Trust The largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain. www.tht.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Sexuality and gender:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Beaumont Society National charity and self-help body which provides and advice and support to the transgender community, together with their friends and families. www.beaumontsociety.org.uk
LGBT Foundation National charity delivering services to LGBT communities https://lgbt.foundation/
MESMAC Works with gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men providing counselling, support groups and advice and information on many different issues including sexual health. www.mesmacnewcastle.com 
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service

The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/
Stonewall Information and advice for LGBT communities and their allies – includes support and advice on coming out and information on laws affecting LGBT people. www.stonewall.org.uk
Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is a British charity that campaigns on and provides services relating to HIV and sexual health.

www.tht.org.uk
The Albert Kennedy Trust

The Albert Kennedy Trust supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

www.akt.org.uk

 

Sleep:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

National Sleep Foundation

Information and guidance for people experiencing difficulty sleeping.

www.sleepfoundation.org 
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/

 

 

Suicide:

There is a range of support both on and off campus and we can help you to get the support that’s right for you. At The Student Advice Centre we offer safe and confidential advice and we are completely independent from the university so you don’t have to worry about anyone else finding out if you don’t want them to.

 

Places of support include:

Befrienders Worldwide A charity which provides an open space for those in distress to talk and be heard via a global network of telephone helplines, SMS messaging, internet chat, outreach and local partnerships. www.befrienders.org
Campaign against living miserably (CALM) CALM exists to prevent male suicide by offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via a helpline and website. www.thecalmzone.net
Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service The Student Health and Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/about/
PAPYRUS – Prevention of young suicide Provide practical help and advice to vulnerable young people and to those concerned about any young person who may be at risk of suicide. www.papyrus-uk.org
Samaritans Available round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering a safe space to talk things through in order to find a way through any problems (including thoughts of suicide). If a response is needed immediately, it's best to call on the 116 123 (free to call). www.samaritans.org