Health help

General health – in an emergency

  • Call the emergency services on 999.
  • If you are on campus or in halls or residence, then you can also call Security on 0116 252 2888 so they can assist the emergency services.

General health – non-emergency

You can call NHS 111 (the NHS non-emergency number) – where trained health advisors can direct you to the best medical care for you. It’s free and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Pharmacists can help with many common health conditions including:

  • Aches and pains, such as headaches, earache and back pain
  • Coughs and colds
  • Skin conditions such as mild acne and mild eczema
  • Allergies
  • Indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
  • Period pain and thrush

The nearest pharmacies to campus are on Queens Road or you can find the nearest one to you on the NHS website.

For treatment of minor injuries or illnesses, such as cuts, bruises and rashes, you can visit an NHS walk-in centre or minor injuries unit without an appointment or having to register. Find the closest one to you at

Our security team, in the Security Lodge opposite the Danielle Brown Sports Centre, are also first aid trained.


Illness can affect anyone at any time. For this reason, we advise you to register with a local doctor/General Practitioner (GP). Doctors, nurses and administrative staff at the Victoria Park Health Centre have expertise in ‘student health’ and they work closely with the University to support students at times of ill health.

Visit Victoria Park Health Centre’s website for opening times, how to register, and how to book appointments. If you are not already registered with a doctor, you can visit a walk-in centre or call 111.

Contact: See Victoria Park Health Centre's website, find your nearest walk-in centre or call 111.


Visit the NHS website for information on your nearest dentist.

Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

Coaching, counselling and wellbeing

A free and confidential service, providing face to face appointments with qualified professionals, as well as personal development workshops throughout the year.

Contact: Book an appointment by completing the online form. For general enquiries you can email The service is open between 9.00am and 5.00pm, but appointments may be available after 5.00pm.

Headspace Mental Wellbeing Drop-In Service

Free support sessions, where qualified practitioners can help you find solutions and support for mental wellbeing, in particular stress and anxiety.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 11.00am-3.00pm, mezzanine floor of Charles Wilson building, term time only.

Open Mind Mental Wellbeing Service

Psychological NHS assessment and treatment for mild to moderate common mental health problems. Community support and access to resource programmes can be provided. Open Mind also offer workshops for students such as stress control. Students wishing to access the services should use the code LU when applying.


Sexual health and contraception

Choices Sexual Health Drop-In Services

Impartial sexual health and guidance for under 25s from qualified healthcare professionals.The service offers: testing and treatment for sexual infections, contraceptive pills, contraceptive injection, contraceptive implant, emergency contraceptive pill (morning after pill), free pregnancy testing, and referral for abortion (or to a midwife), and free condoms.

Visit: Tuesdays, 10.30am-1.30pm, mezzanine floor of Charles Wilson building, term time only.


A card that gives you quick and easy access to free condoms, if you are under 24.

Visit: Mondays, 11.00am-1.00pm and Thursdays, 11.00am-1.00pm in term time only. Visit the NHS Services website for how to register and where your nearest distribution point is. If you are over 25, visit the NHS website.

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