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Off The Record would like to wish you all the best at university!

We hope university will be an exciting and positive experience for you but we also recognise that fresh starts can bring new challenges. Some anxiety is natural but if you start to feel particularly stressed or low then support is available:

Talk to someone – your new friends, your family and friends from home, your personal tutor.

Get support – all universities have student support services that usually offer medical, academic and emotional support (including counselling). Find out what’s available in your university and get in touch.

Although Off the Record can’t offer face to face emotional support to people outside Croydon, Sutton or Merton, our website has lots of useful information including if you need help now, and if you need support during the transition to University and have a permenant address in one of the three boroughs above, you can speak to one of our online counsellors here: https://talkofftherecordonline.org as well as a practitioner through our Support Line on 0800 980 7475. The line is open Monday to Friday, 3-6pm and Saturdays, 10am-1pm.

There may also be a young people’s service like Off the Record in your university area, have a look on Youth Access - if not, there’s self-help advice available at Student Minds’ website, The Mix and Students Against Depression.

If you're concerned about Coronavirus whilst at Uni, do consider talking to your University’s student services.

Further support / resources

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Call us

Support Line 0800 980 7475

Monday - Friday, 3-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-1pm

Croydon Service 020 8251 0251

Merton Service 020 3984 4004

Sutton Service 020 8680 8899

Email us

General enquiries info@talkofftherecord.org