Below are some contacts that you may find useful, or may need throughout your time at UCB.
DrinkAware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK by helping people make better choices about their drinking.
On the NHS website there is information about conditions and treatments, you can find local services (GP, Urgent Care, Hospitals, and Dentists), can register to give blood and be an organ donator.
The NHS offer a service which aims to help you to stop smoking. They provide information for why you should stop smoking, tips and tricks to help you stop, campaigns throughout the year to get on board with and expert support.
Umbrella are a sexual health service which offers a number of free services to the public including; Condoms, STI self-sampling kits, walk in clinic services etc. All of the information that you give to them will be 100% confidential.
Talk to Frank
Talk to Frank is a long running anti-drugs campaigner who offers information regarding what different drugs are, side effects, what to do if you’re worried about a friend and 24/7 helplines to offer advice and support.
MIND are a charity who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems. They have different ways for you to contact them, lots of resources if you should need them and they have a supportive online community which you can get involved in.
Samaritans offer a round the clock service for people who need to talk to someone for as long as you like and as frequent as you need. There is a Samaritans Centre in Birmingham, not far from the Mailbox, and they offer drop in services if you would prefer to speak to someone face to face.
Horizon Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a devoted service that offers advice and support for men, women and children that have been sexually assaulted. They are qualified to give advice and support to those who do not necessarily feel confident going to the police (For those over 18).
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid
Birmingham’s Women’s Aid provide support for those affected by domestic violence, rape or sexual abuse. For those who have experienced or are worried about forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation. For young woman who have experienced violence or abuse in their relationship.