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Mental Health

Useful Contacts if things aren't quite right, there are a number of places you can get help!

There is help available for all kinds of issues.  ASK can help refer you to the best service for you. 

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a complete A - Z index of user-friendly information and advice about mental health problems and treatments.

See anything not quite right on this page?  Please report to su.ask@keele.ac.uk 


Keele Start to Success Project

Start to Success is a 2-year project which aims to develop a whole community approach to support the mental health and wellbeing of students, led by Keele and Staffordshire University. The region’s universities, colleges, local authorities, police and NHS providers have come together with a common purpose to remove barriers, improve support and services, and enable student success.

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Depression self-assessment

There are many symptoms of depression, including low mood, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, lethargy and sleep problems. The more symptoms someone has, the more likely they are to be depressed. Click the link above and take the test, which will help you to assess whether you could be suffering from depression. 

Keele Counselling & Wellbeing

Free on-campus counselling for students.

Counselling also runs 'SPACE'  support group during term time for students who intentionally harm themselves.


24/7 online & anonymous support for mental health, free for Keele University students and staff.  Sign up with your university email address.

Student Minds 
UK student mental health charity
Supporting friends through university life
Keele Student Minds
Awareness and signposting service for Keele students
North Staffordshire Wellbeing Service 
01782 711651
0300 123 3393
Here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support
Mental Health Foundation
Committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives
PAPYRUS - Prevention of young suicide
  • Provides confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

SMS: 07786209697

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Open Mon: Fri 10am - 10pm, weekends: 2pm - 10pm & bank holidays: 2pm - 5pm.

Working to raise mental health awareness, combat the stigma and increase understanding
BBC Mental Health
Providing information on emotional health, mental health disorders, coping techniques, therapy and understanding prescription drugs
Beat - Beating Eating Disorders
0845 634 1414
Providing helplines, support & a network of UK self-help groups to help people in the UK beat their eating disorders
Students Against Depression
Offering advice, information, guidance & resources to those affected by low mood, depression & suicidal thinking
Stamp Out Suicide
For positive steps forward in suicide prevention
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy 

You can find therapists all over the UK

Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline
Weekdays 7pm - 2am Weekends 2pm-2am
by phone 08088 002234
by text 07860022821
by email staffordshire.helpline@brighter-futures.org.uk
07500 444116
Providing support and information to individuals affected by self-harm and eating disorders.

Talk to them anytime you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. 

01782 213555


MindLine Trans+
Specific mental health helpline for trans+, A gender, gender fluid and non-binary /people wanting to talk about their gender identity for the whole of the UK.

For information about how to reduce and manage stress have a look at the Mental Health Foundations booklet - Manage and Reduce Stress