Useful contacts

Union of Kingston Students 020 8417 2868 (Opening times: 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday). How to find us.

Useful University numbers:

Issues with your halls? Contact Accommodation Services 020 8417 7311

Need some financial advice? Get in touch with Student Life 020 8417 7315

Issues to do with your status as an international student? Call the International Student Advisory Centre 020 8417 3645

Problems regarding you studying abroad? European and Study Abroad Office 020 8417 3645

Any dilemmas regarding your disability? Disability and Dyslexia Support Service 020 8417 7314

Enquiries to do with the University Nursery? Call Student University Nursery 020 8417 4022

Feeling lost? Ring our Student Faith and Spirituality Team 020 8417 2940

For anything in regard to your Wellbeing call the University’s Student Health and Wellbeing Team 020 8417 2172

Struggling with academic issues and need advice? Contact the University on +44 (0)20 8417 9000 and ask for their Academic Support Team.

Other useful numbers:

Mental Health

If you’re in need of some confidential listening, support and practical information from 6pm-8am every night of the term contact Nightline. They provide support for all London and Open University students. Nightline 020 7631 0101

Experienced mental or physical distress? Phone Eco‐op 020 8942 5503

Are your or someone that you love being affected by mental health? Mind will provide you with advice and help. MIND 0300 123 3393 or text 86463

The Samaritans provide confidential, emotional support for those who are struggling to cope, including those who have had thoughts of suicide.  Samaritans 116 123 (UK)

Addiction Support

Need someone to talk to regarding the impact of alcohol, in any way? Contact the national company Drinkline. Drinkline 0300 123 1100

Friendly, confidential advice on dilemmas surrounding drug abuse. FRANK 0300 123 6600

Requiring help regarding addiction? Ring Addiction Support and Care Agency 020 8339 9899

Disability Support

In need of detailed access information to venues across the UK, including Kingston University? Ring  DisalbedGo 01438 842 710

Victim of Crime Support

Feeling confused and in need of support after being the victim of crime? Call Victim Support 08 08 16 89 111

The Victims Choice website provides information on victim services around the UK and identifies the victim services in a victim’s own local area https://victimschoice.org.uk/

Local Hospitals

In need of urgent medical assistance? Ring Kingston Hospital on 020 8546 7711

The next closest hospital is St George’s, call on 020 8672 1255

Sexual Health Assistance

The Wolverton Clinic runs drop-in sexual health check-ups from 9am-12pm every Monday, Thursday and Friday. They also take bookings over the phone on 020 8974 9331

Domestic Abuse Support

The Kingston Domestic Violence Hub is primarily a phone line open from 10-am – 4pm Monday to Friday but drop-in sessions with a support worker can be arranged. Call on 020 857 6046

Housing & Homelessness

The Joel Community Trust opened up a permanent night shelter at St Peter’s Church in Norbiton, if you need support from this shelter ring 020 8255 7400. 

Shelter

Shelter provides free and independent housing advice on housing, homelessness, benefits, tenants rights, deposits and more. You can chat online at https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

They also e run a drop-in surgery at Kingston CAB  (address above) Please call 0344 515 1540 for more information and to arrange to attend.

Kingston Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

CAB are the most well-known service who provide free advice & signposting on a national and local level. Even if they can’t answer your question, they will probably know who you need to speak to!

Kingston CAB
Neville House
55 Eden Street
Kingston Upon Thames
KT1 1BW

http://www.citizensadvicekingston.org.uk/

020 3166 0953 (Phone calls charged at local rate)