Below is a series of links we hope will be able to help you look after your health! From stopping smoking to simply finding your nearest doctor, we have tried to make this as easy as possible for you to be able to get the help you need.
Don’t forget that in an emergency you should always call 999 before doing anything else, and if you want help or advice on your health NHS 111 is available to you. More details for both are below, but it is ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry.
The Accessibility team provide help, support and advocacy for students with disabilities and anyone experiencing problems like anxiety or stress. They are also the people to see for advice and support for applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).
They also provide a drop in service Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm during term time.
The Wellbeing team promote better mental health across the student community and will support you if you are experiencing anxiety, stress and have other mental health problems which are affecting your studies.
Email StudentServices@fxplus.ac.uk or book an appointment at The Compass helpdesk.
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.
The Harbour, a Bristol-based charity, offers free counselling and psychotherapy to people affected by life-threatening illness.
They provide therapy for individuals, couples and groups. Find out more on their wesbite.
Help with Health Costs
Check out these helpful links from the NHS including information about the 'NHS Low Income Scheme', eye care entitlements, and help with prescription and travel costs.
Help with Sleeping
Do you struggle getting to sleep?
The NHS have complied a handy list of things that may help you get to sleep, such as forming a bedtime routine to help you unwind and prepare for bed.
Penryn Campus Sports Centre
Want to purchase membership or book onto a class? Everyone is welcome, members or non-members all you need to do is visit the Sports Centre portal and sign in.
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 Health and Fitness
Check out these helpful resources from the NHS to find out how you could benefit from being more physically active.
Links include getting active with disability, workouts, running and cycling for beginners and physical fitness guideline.
NHS Smoke Free
This website offers support for those who are looking to stop smoking.
Find success stories, expert support and articles about the implications of smoking.
There are facilities on campus to aid in your physical fitness. You can join the Penryn Campus Sports Centre to attend fitness classes and use the gym facilities.
Away from the gym, there is a floodlit outdoor Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) available to hire for five-a-side football, tennis or any other outdoor sporting activities.
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.