Occasionally you might want to seek support from agencies outside the campus. There are a range of national agencies in the UK offering a variety of support services. Listed below are some of the main agencies that students have found useful in the past.
SAMARITANS (www.samaritans.org) provides free confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. The 24 hour telephone helpline is 08457 909090.
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU (www.citizensadvice.org.uk) offer free, confidential and impartial information and advice on a wide range of subjects including debt, benefits, consumer rights, housing, immigration, family and personal matters.
UKCISA (www.ukcisa.org.uk) provides information and support for international students studying or planning to study in the UK, their family, teachers and other advisers.
SKILL (www.skill.org.uk) is the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities which promotes opportunities for people with any kind of disability. Since 1974 Skill has been helping young people and adults over 16 years of age with any kind of disability including physical and sensory disabilities, learning and mental health difficulties throughout the UK.