I Am Feeling Lonely

Note: Self-help is not suitable for those who are feeling desperate or have frequent suicidal feelings. Please see your GP or contact Student Access to Mental Health Support (SAMHS) as soon as possible.

In Crisis - mental wellbeing

Are you looking for people with similar interests?

  • There are hundreds of Societies, run by students through The Students’ Union that cover lots of different interests. Many events don't need you to join as a member - you can look at the Give It a Go programme for one off events to do an activity and meet people.
  • Sport Sheffield run events all week long! From team sports, gym classes and beginner’s introductory sessions, you'll find friendly people at all levels from beginner to experienced.

Talk to the community at Big White Wall

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the community on Big White Wall express themselves through text or images. You can join a guided course on a specific topic - all run by professional counsellors who look after the site and courses.

Free access for all University of Sheffield students.

You can talk to Nightline

  • “..talk through a concern around your relationships, health, studies or anything else that is bothering you, or if you simply wish to have a chat, we are always here to listen”
  • Student-run, confidential and anonymous listening and information service serving students across Sheffield.
  • 0114 222 8787—available 8pm-8am (term-time)
  • Instant Messenger (IM) and email listening available if you’d rather not phone.

I feel homesick

Have you stopped being able to do normal social and academic activities?

Please seek practitioner support from:

You can talk to the Chaplaincy

  • Leaders from several faiths provide a confidential listening ear and/or spiritual guidance, regardless of personal beliefs.
  • Centre based in the Octagon and is open 9.30am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am - 2pm Friday.

None of the above?

Contact Central Welfare and Guidance. Or if in doubt, go to SSiD on Level 3, Students’ Union Building