Your wellbeing is important to us

We have a dedicated team of Advisers to support you with personal issues however big or small.

If you are worried about relationships, housing, sexual health, smoking, alcohol…then go along to the Student Centre on your Campus and ask to speak to someone in confidence. 

You can also call the Advisers on 01727737000 or email them:

Some of our Student Advisers are also members of the Safeguarding Team. If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s safety please speak to an Adviser.

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.

Young person looking for help and support

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

  • If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Think you might have or been diagnosed with a mental health condition? 

See our guides on finding help.

Additional Support for Young People

Spectrum Families and Young People’s Services 

Support young people with drug and/or alcohol problems

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)   

Offer support to young males struggling with low mood and suicidal thoughts.


Offer free, confidential counselling to under 19’s 

Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire  

Support the wellbeing of anyone aged 5-18 years who has experienced the death of a loved one.


Offer a 24-hour confidential helpline for young people with questions or concerns about alcohol or drugs.

Health for Teens  

Offer advice for 11 – 19’s on topics ranging from emotional wellbeing, healthy relationships and physical health.

Hector’s House 

This was set up by the family of Hector, who took his life in 2011. They want you to know that they care, and you are not alone.

Herts Young Homeless 

Offer advice and practical support for 16-24 year olds who are homeless or worried they might become homeless.


Provides free, anonymous online counselling for 10-25 year olds.

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide 

Offer support through their helpline (HOPElineUK) to anyone under 35 years that is having thoughts of suicide.

Self-Injury Support  

Provides TESS, a support and information text service for females under 24 years who are struggling with self-harm.


Offer confidential counselling for 10-25 year olds in West Hertfordshire

Step 2 CAMHS  

This is the mental health service for children and young people up to 19 years old.

The Mix  

Information and support for the under 25s covering a range of topics including mental health.

Young Carers in Hertfordshire 

Offer practical and emotional support to young people with caring responsibilities.

Young Minds 

Provides information about all things mental health; from medication to coping strategies

Youth Talk  

Provides counselling for 13-25 year olds who live, work or go to school/college in St Albans.