This article will provide details on who you can contact if you feel at risk of taking your own life.

Many people who have thought about or attempted suicide, feel grateful later that they did not act on or succeed with that impulse. If you have harmed yourself, or are intending to do so now as you read this, then you should seek support from your GP who has 24 hour responsibility for your care. If you do not have a doctor, or you need to speak to someone more quickly, you could go to or phone:

St Mary's NHS Treatment Centre

Phone:0333 200 1822or, out of hours, 111

NHS 111

If you are at risk of harming yourself, you can call this free NHS service (free from both mobiles and landlines) anytime, day or night, and on every day of the year. Just dial 111.

Accident and Emergency Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital Cosham

If you can, get a friend to accompany you to A&E. If not phone 999 now. Let the staff know that you are feeling unsafe and at risk of harming yourself.


24 hour medical advice and support

+44 (0)23 9269 1313 or +44 (0)8457 90 90 90

You might find these websites helpful:


Support Online

Safety plan: You could consider developing a 'safety plan' for those times when you are feeling very low.

Try the Safety Plan.

You could, of course, make an appointment with the Student Wellbeing Service to discuss how you feel with a member of our team.

CAM Crisis Messenger

CAM Crisis Messenger offer 24/7 support for people who are experiencing mental health crisis and need support.

Text: CAM to 85258

Crisis Messenger can help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Abuse or assault

  • Self-harm

  • Bullying

  • Relationship issues

University of Portsmouth Student Wellbeing Service Contact Details:

Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 3466


Location: Nuffield Centre, Second Floor, St Michael's Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ED

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