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Health & wellbeing

The Student Support Office coordinates our health and wellbeing services. We are here to help you find the support you need when you are unwell. Read on for more information on:


We help facilitate students' access to basic healthcare and to promote physical and mental wellbeing. If you have left home to come to University, you should register promptly with a local GP. Students living in the postcods listed below may register with the University of London Central Institutions Health Service (CIHS):

20 Gower Street
London WC1E 6DP
020 7636 7628

You can also use the NHS services search to find a GP near to where you live; this should be done as soon as you have proof of address as you will not be seen until you are fully registered.

Accepted postcodes: EC1 • N1 • N4 • N5 • N6 • N7 • N16 • N19 • NW1 • NW3 • NW5 • NW6* • NW8 • SW1 • SW3 • SW5 • SW6* • SW7 • SW10* • W1 • W2 • W9 • W10* • W11* • W14* • WC1 • WC2
* parts of these districts fall outside the CIHS area





We have a counsellor available on site two half days a week providing free, confidential service for emotional and psychological difficulities related to your time as a student. You are welcome to make use of this free service for your general mental wellbeing or for advice on how to access other NHS psychological therapies.

Download the Heythrop Counselling guide to find out more.

Support organisations


WPF Therapy
23 Magdalen Street
London SE1 2EN
Telephone: 020 7378 2000

Crime and personal safety

Victim Support
Telephone: 0845 30 30 900

Domestic Violence Helpline 

Zingo Taxi
(Sends the nearest Black Cab to you)
Telephone: 08700 700 700  


NHS information
Information about nearest doctor, dentist, pharmacy, optician, hospital etc, with opening hours and contact information. 

NHS 111
Telephone: 111

Alcoholics Anonymous
Telephone: 0845 769 7555 

Smoking Quitline
Telephone: 0800 002200 

National Drugs Helpline
Telephone: 0800 776600

National AIDS Helpline
Telephone: 0800 567 123 

Telephone: 0845 767 8000  

Telephone: 08457 909090   

"Listening" and Information

Confidential support and information for students. Run by students every night of term from 6 pm to 8 am
Telephone: 020 7631 0101