Sources of support

Starting medical school is an exciting time, filled with new opportunities. But from time-to-time, you may need extra help, support or advice. From your fellow students and tutor, to counselling and health support services, there are plenty of people to support you.

Here's some information about other sources of help and support that you may find useful.

British Medical Association (BMA)

The BMA has lots of information, advice and support available to help you through medical school. They also offer a free, confidential wellbeing support service for all medical students and doctors.


Nightline is a confidential support service run by students at universities across the UK.


Samaritans provide confidential emotional support 24 hours a day.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices has a range of information about student health, covering issues including stress and mental health, nutrition and sexual health. The majority of the advice is useful wherever you are studying in the UK, but some sections are specific to England.