Emergency and 24-hour support

We hope this information is helpful.  Please note that Staffordshire University is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or effectiveness of the services, information or advice provided by organisations external to the University.

Emergency support

If you are looking for help in an emergency or feel you need support urgently, you could try one or more of these options (open 24 hours every day unless otherwise stated):

  • phone for an ambulance and/or the Police on 999
  • go to the Accident and Emergency Department at a hospital
  • contact your GP or 'out of hours' GP support
  • phone the NHS Mental Health Access Service for South Staffordshire on 0300 555 5001 and for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin on 0300 124 0365. SSSFT NHS Mental Health Access Service
  • phone the NHS Mental Health Access Team for Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire on 0300 123 0907 NSCHT NHS Mental Health Access Team
  • for information about options to consider immediately after a rape or sexual assault, visit the NHS Choices web pages.  You could also contact Staffordshire University Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Team on 01782 294374, 24 hours a day.  If you wish to contact a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in the Staffordshire and surrounding areas, you could contact:  

    Grange Park - Staffordshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre.  Cobridge Community Health Centre, Church Terrace, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2JW.  Tel: 0300 7900 166 open 9am - 5pm weekdays. Grange Park

    The Glade Sexual Assault Referral Centre - for West Mercia, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.  Tel: 0808 178 2058.  The Glade

Further support

In addition to the services mentioned above, if you are looking for support outside of the Student Enabling Centre's opening times, or are having suicidal thoughts or finding it difficult to cope, you could also try:

For more information on these and other services see the Sources of support page.

You may also find the Self-help page helpful.