Speak up, Don't Man up

We want to break the stigma around being a man and not speaking out.

We want to make sure that anyone who has mental health concerns reaches out and receives the support they deserve.

Are you worried about yourself or a friend? Speak up.

Listed below are a range of different resources you can access relating to mental health.

Speak Up: Share your experience

Although it may feel like it sometimes, you are not alone.

Below is a link to an anonymous space where you can share your own or read about other people’s experiences with mental health.



This is a page for positive affirmations, inspirational stories and any support you have used to overcome struggles caused by mental health.

Trigger warnings (TW//) must be included in the title of any submissions, each post will require moderator approval before being posted publicly.




Resources and additional support  

In case of an emergency, for yourself or someone you know, always call 999. 

Support at Keele

Student Experience and Support Officers (SESOs)

If you need to talk to someone, whether it’s about your studies or life outside of them, we have a Student Experience and Support team based within your faculty to support you, including a member of the team dedicated to every School.

Website: https://www.keele.ac.uk/students/studentservices/studentexperienceandsupport/

Booking: Student Services - please book your designated officer (office365.com)


Campus counselling services

Our Counselling and Mental Health Team have a wealth of experience and will work closely with you to support your learning and help you make the most out of your university experience.

Website: https://www.keele.ac.uk/students/counsellingmh/


Out of hours support

If you need to talk to someone when the Counselling and Mental Health Support Service is closed:

Website: Out-of-hours support - Keele University


Confidential Advice

Our ASK team are experts on the internal support available at Keele. For free, impartial and confidential support, please get in contact with Advice and Support at Keele SU:

Appointment: Advice & Support at Keele SU (office365.com)

Telephone: 01782 734800

Email: ASK@keele.ac.uk


Sexual Violence Liaison Officer Team (SVLO)

For non-emergency matters, you can use the dedicated email address for reporting sexual violence. This email address inbox access is restricted to a very small number of specially trained staff:

Email: Studentservices.SVReporting@keele.ac.uk Telephone: 01782 734481


Health Assured

Student assistance program, free 24-hour confidential helpline and app available for all Keele students.

Access the Health Assured app:

Android: My Healthy Advantage - Apps on Google Play

iOS: My Healthy Advantage on the App Store (apple.com)

Suicide Prevention


Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention

HOPELINE247 is a confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Open: 24/7 (incl. Weekends and Bank Holidays)

Phone: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Website: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/



Their helpline is for anyone who is struggling to cope or needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Every 10 seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help. Samaritans work to reduce suicidal thoughts, the amount of people acting on them and the risk factors that make some people more likely to take their own lives.

Open: 24/7, 365 days a year

Phone: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Website: https://www.samaritans.org/branches/stoke-on-trent/

Mental Health

NHS Free Mind Plan

Answer 5 simple questions to get your personalised mental health action plan with tips and advice to help you be kind to your mind.

Website: www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-wellbeing-tips/your-mind-plan-quiz/


Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline

Open: Weekdays 7pm - 2am, Weekends 2pm - 2am, 365 days a year

Phone: 08088 002234

Text: 07860022821

Email: staffordshire.helpline@brighter-futures.org.uk


Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Wellbeing Service

Free & confidential talking therapy

Phone: 0300 303 0923

Website: www.staffsandstoketalkingtherapies.nhs.uk

Online referral form: Referral Form (mayden.co.uk)



We support minds – offering help whenever you might need it through our information, advice and local services.

And we connect minds. Bringing together an unstoppable network of individuals and communities – people who care about mental health to make a difference.

Open: Mon – Fri 9am–6pm

Info Line: 0300 123 3393

Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/


Anxiety-easing emails

Expert advice and practical tips on how to deal with anxiety

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/


Anxiety UK

Open: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm

Phone: 03444 775 774

Website: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/


Self-Injury Support

Website: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/



Website: https://www.selfharm.co.uk/


Staffordshire sexual health charity

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Phone: 01782 201251

Email: ask@sshcharity.co.uk

Website: home - Staffordshire Sexual Health Charity (sshcharity.co.uk)


LGBT Foundation

Open: 9 am – 9 pm Weekdays, 10 am – 6 pm Weekends

Phone: 0345 330 30 30

Email: info@lgbt.foundation

Website: https://lgbt.foundation/


Mindline Trans+

Open: 8 pm – 11 pm on Fridays only

Telephone: 0300 330 5468


Beaumont Society

Open: 24 hours, 365 days a year

Phone: 0345 330 30 30

Website: https://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/


Addiction Helper

Open: 24-hours, 7 days a week

Phone: 0800 044 8267

Website: https://www.addictionhelper.com/



Open: 24-hours, 7 days a week

Phone: 0808 8020 133

Website: https://www.gamcare.org.uk

Ad Fam (Drugs and alcohol)

Website: https://adfam.org.uk/

Phone: 07442 137421

Email: admin@adfam.org.uk

Domestic abuse and violence

Glow (Stoke-on-Trent)

Open: Mon-Fri 9 am- 5 pm

Phone: 0330 0945 559

Website: Help for men - Find The Glow


National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Open: 24/7

Phone: 0808 2000 247

Live messaging (Mon-Fri, 3pm-10pm): Live Chat Homepage | Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline (nationaldahelpline.org.uk)

Website: Home | Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline (nationaldahelpline.org.uk)


National Centre for Domestic Violence

Phone: 0844 8044 999

Text: “NCDV” to 60777 to register for a callback

Website: https://www.ncdv.org.uk/