The Union normally operates between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (apart from during holiday periods). If you need urgent help outside these hours, please see the below list of contacts who can help you.


If you are in immediate danger, call 999. This is the emergency number for police, fire and ambulance.


University of Brighton Residential Tutor – supporting students in emergency situations out of normal office hours. Not just for those in University Accommodation.

01273 641064

7.30pm – 7.30am every day

Residential Wellbeing (brighton.ac.uk)


University of Brighton Security Team – for emergency matters of personal safety

01273 642222

24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Samaritans - National charity that support everybody going through any difficult situation.

116 123


24 hours a day, every day


National Domestic Abuse Helpline - National charity that supports people experiencing domestic abuse.

0808 2000 247

24 hours a day, every day



Shelter – National charity that give emergency housing advice

0808 800 4444


8am - 8pm on weekdays

9am - 5pm on weekends


Mental Health - urgent help

Mental Health Helpline for Urgent Help - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Mental Health Helpline for Urgent Help - NHS (www.nhs.uk) – FOR ENGLAND ONLY


National Stalking Helpline

0808 802 0300 - 9.30am to 4pm on weekdays (except Wed, 1pm to 4pm)(Closed Bank Holidays)

If you or someone you know is being made to feel harassed or intimidated by the behaviour of another person. If you are unsure what can be done about this person’s behaviour. If you feel that you, your friend or family member are at risk of emotional or physical harm from another person. http://www.stalkinghelpline.org



0808 2000 247 (24 hour helpline)

Run a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives. They have culturally specific services and give advice and support in specialist areas including FGM and ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage and slavery

E: helpline@refuge.org.uk

W: https://www.refuge.org.uk


Alcoholics Anonymous

Provides support to anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether the person is still drinking

0845 769 7444 (National helpline) W: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Al Anon – Eastbourne T: 02074 030888 (Confidential helpline) W: www.al-anonuk.org.uk



Brighton Lesbian and Gay Switch board T: 01273 204050 (Helpline)