Out of hours support

If you would like support out of hours, take a look at the following services and resources:

  • Student Wellbeing Support Line: A 24-hour phone line for University of Essex students, provided by HealthHero (previously known as Validium). The number is 0800 970 5020 (outside UK: +44 141 271 7168)
  • SilverCloud: An online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) resource offering a range of programmes on mental health, wellbeing, and long-term conditions. To learn more about SilverCloud, watch this video.
  • Togetherall is a safe, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously seek and provide support 24/7. To sign up, go to togetherall.com and use your student email address to register as a member of a university or college.
  • Student Space is an online mental health support service provided by Student Minds, available every day, 4-11pm (or 24hr support via text message).

 Please note these are not mental health crisis services