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Mental health

This guidance has been produced for students who are struggling with their mental health. It provides information for taking the first steps, making empowered decisions and getting the right support for you.

When should I seek help?

Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well, but it can be hard to know how to start or where to turn to. It’s common to feel unsure, and to wonder whether you should try to handle things on your own. But it’s always ok to ask for help – even if you’re not sure you are experiencing a specific mental health problem.

A mental health emergency is when you feel your mental health is at breaking point. For example, you may be experiencing:

  • Anxiety or panic attacks.
  • Self-harming behaviour or suicidal feelings.
  • Behaviour which you feel is out of control and may endanger yourself or others.
  • Psychotic episodes (examples such as hallucinations, paranoia, or hearing voices).

If you feel at immediate risk of harm to yourself, go straight to the nearest A&E department (this is at Southport and Formby District Hospital if you live in Ormskirk) or call the Emergency Services on 999.

You might want to seek help if you’re:

  • Worrying more than usual
  • Finding it hard to enjoy your life
  • Having thoughts and feelings that are difficult to cope with, which have an impact on your day-to-day life

If your safety is at immediate risk call 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.

Services available to you on campus

Mental Health & Wellbeing Team – 8.45am – 5pm

If you need support you can contact the Student Services Wellbeing Team during office hours:

Campus Support – available 24/7, 365 days a year

  • Remember, Campus Support are always available out of hours if you need help while on campus.
  • Phone Number: call 01695 584227 or text 07785928911

Other Crisis Support off Campus:

Services with a webchat/email

Concerns about someone else

If you are concerned about another student at Edge Hill, please visit our let us know webpages for more information on what you can do.