Drugs & Alcohol

Drinking, and sometimes drugs, can suddenly become a big part of your social life at university (be it taking them or being around those who do). Remember - you are under no pressure to do anything you do not want to do, and support is available to you.
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Living Support

The Living Support team provides support and signposting for students; dealing with welfare and behaviour issues. To book an appointment, email livingsupport@fxplus.ac.uk, call 01326 370460 or make an appointment at The Compass helpdesk.

Student Support (Living Support and Wellbeing teams)

Wellbeing Appointment

The Wellbeing team promotes better mental health across the student community, and will support you if you are experiencing anxiety, stress or have other mental health problems which are affecting your studies. Email StudentServices@fxplus.ac.uk or book an appointment at The Compass helpdesk.

Student Support (Living Support and Wellbeing teams)

The SU President Welfare & Inclusivity

If you feel you need to chat to someone but aren't too sure where to go, have a chat with our SU President Welfare & Inclusivity. You can get in touch with them by emailing presidentwelfare@thesu.org.uk.

Drinkaware

Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. Check out their website for resources, advice, information and tools to help people make better choices about their drinking.

DrinkAware

First Aid

Would you know what to do in an emergency? Check out this helpful overview from the NHS including how to deal with common accidents and emergencies, anaphylactic shock, bleeding and more.

NHS First Aid

First Aid App

This app includes the latest first aid advice and protocols for dealing with emergency situations. It is simple to follow with illustrated guides and voiced instructions. Download on the App Store and Google Play.

First Aid App

NHS 111 Service

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

NHS 111 Service

Smokefree

This website offers support for those who are looking to stop smoking. Find success stories, expert support and articles about the implications of smoking.

NHS Quit Smoking

NUS Alcohol Impact

Alcohol Impact is an accreditation initiative which works with students’ unions to promote a responsible drinking culture on campuses across the UK. Find out more by visiting their webpage.

NUS Alcohol Impact

Student Health Centre

Students can see a doctor at the Penryn Campus or, if you live in Falmouth, you can register at a nearby surgery. Find out opening times and a list of surgeries on the webpage.

Student Health Centre

Talk to FRANK

FRANK is a 24-hour helpline offering advice and information to anybody concerned about drugs and substance misuse. Their website includes information on local services and support groups, national drug resources and what to do in the case of an emergency.

Talk to FRANK

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