The University Counselling Service


The University Counselling Service has compiled a list of helpful websites for seeking more information about different aspects of health and wellbeing. The inclusion of these links does not imply any endorsement of them by the University, and are listed only for reference.

Alcohol and drugs




Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic support links

    Resources to support Black, Asian and Minotiry Ethnic students and staff 
  • Aawaz - Awaaz offer a confidential and safe service to many women and families who are in need of advice, guidance and signposting across the nation as well as telephone support and counselling

    Telephone 01254 398176; email

  • BAATN - One of the primary aims of BAATN is to address the inequality of access to appropriate psychological services for Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean people.
  • BAC-IN - Nottingham based, specialist drug and alcohol recovery support service for individuals, families and young adults from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Telephone 

    0115 952 4333

  • BAME Tenancy & Outreach support - Telephone 0115 950 7140
  • Chinese Mental Health Association - Provides a diverse range of services with the aim of serving Chinese people who suffer from mental health related issues and problems.  We also provide support for their carers who may not be familiar with all the nuances of traditional Chinese culture.    Telephone: 020 7613 1008; email
  • Counselling Directory - Black British and Asian counsellors in and nearby Nottingham
  • Muslim Women's network - The overall goal of the helpline is to provide a national specialist faith and culturally sensitive service that is confidential and non-judgmental.  The helpline offers information, support, guidance and referrals to Asian and Muslim women and girls from diverse ethnic / faith backgrounds suffering from or at risk of abuse or facing problems on a range of issues.  Telephone 0800 999 5786: email
  • Nottingham Counselling Service.  Telephone 0115 950 1743; email: 
  • Nottingham Equal - providing  communities with tools and resources they need to better serve their targeted communities and improve on their programs and activities. Telephone 0115 942 2440
  • Rethink Mental illness Telephone: 0808 801 525
  • Southeast and East Asian Centre - SEEAC provides mental health support, such as one-on-one counselling and peer-group activities, to Southeast and East Asian communities in the UK.  Email


  • Cruse  ─ Provides support and information for those who have been bereaved
  • The Compassionate Friends - provides support to bereaved parents and their families
  • Rosie Crane Trust - supports bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter. Helpline, drop-in sessions and befriending service


  • Black Dog Institute  ─ a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder
  • BluePages - Information about depression and its treatment.  The site includes reviews of the available scientific evidence for a wide range of treatments.
  • Depression Alliance  ─ charity that assists people affected by depression via publications, support services and self-help groups
  • Living life to the full  ─ online life skills resources using CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) approach for those experiencing anxiety and depression
  • MoodGYM - This is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It is developed and delivered by the Australian National University
  • Students Against Depression  ─ informative and helpful website designed for students experiencing depression.  Also has helpful student blogs

Domestic Violence

  • Equation - A service in Nottingham/shire that provides direct support and advice to male affected by DV.  If you are a man in Nottingham (16+) or Nottinghamshire (18+) the telephone number number is  0115 960 5556  

  • Juno Women's Aid - A service for women living in Nottingham/shire. The helpline provides direct support, signposting and advice including telephone support.  Telephone: 0808 800 0340
  • Men's Advice Line - Telephone support for male affected by domestic violence outside Nottingham/shire area.  Telephone: 0808 8010 327

  • National Domestic Violence - 24 hour national domestic free-phone help line 0808 2000 247. 
  • NIDAS - local service for people living in the Nottinghamshire/Mansfield/Ashfield area. Provides advice and direct support and advice including crisis intervention and telephone support to families, children and young people.  Telphone 01623 683 250
  • Women's Aid - A service for women. Provides information and a directory of support services across the UK including how to access a refuge (emergency accommodation for people fleeing domestic abuse/violence) an IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate).


Eating problems

  • beat  ─ Eating Disorders Association website which provides information and help about all aspects of eating disorders


  • Gamblers Anonymous  ─ help for those with gambling problems
  • Gamcare  ─ provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem

General mental health


Self harm

  • Harmless - information and suport on self harm
  • National Self-Harm Network  ─ supports those who self-harm and provides information, contacts and workshops on matters relating to self-harm
  • Self Injury Support - national organisation that supports girls and women in emotional distress

Sexual health, sexuality and relationships

  • East Midlands Lesbian and Gay Christian Group ─ provides information and support for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans people.
  • Broadway Cinema - A LGBT Friendly cinema which often shows LGBT films.            
  • Derbyshire LGBT  - Derbyshire LGBT specific support service.                                                    
  • The Gender Clinic  - The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.                                            
  • LGBT Parents Midlands  - Group that would likem to meet and socialise with other gay/lesbian parents and family for friendship and support.                                                
  • LGBT + Service Nottinghamshire  - Professional and Specialist services for young people aged 11-25 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) or may be questioning their sexual orientation or gender identy
  • Notts Trans Hub - An information service for local trans people.  Produces a monthly bulletin.   
  • Outburst LGBT Youth Group  - Provides information about this Nottingham based social/support for LGBT young people aged 11 - 19.                                           
  • TransUnite - Find a local Trans Group
  • Relate  ─ help with relationship issues, includes useful and informative self-help fact sheets
  • Rape Crisis  ─ provides basic information for survivors, friends and family
  • Stonewall  ─ working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals
  • Survivors UK  ─ information and support for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse
  • Terence Higgins Trust  ─ charity at the forefront of the fight against HIV and AIDs
  • Women's Aid ─ national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children
  • Men's Advice Line - Advice and support foe ment experiencing domestic violence and abuse

Telephone help lines

  • Saneline  ─ out of hours helpline offering emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness
  • National Domestic Violence - 24 hour national domestic free-phone help line. 
  • Nightline  ─ University of Nottingham Students’ Union student run, confidential listening and information service
  • Samaritans  ─ provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair
  • Women's Aid ─ national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children
  • Men's Advice Line - advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse

Useful contacts at The University of Nottingham



University Counselling Service

The Orchards
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 3695

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