Sources of support

From time to time you may need extra help or advice.

Whether you’re experiencing personal issues, are struggling with the demands of the course, or you have health or wellbeing worries, it’s OK to ask for help.

Your medical school or university will have people who can support you so don’t be afraid to reach out. 

Here are some other organisations who can offer independent support and advice.

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 like stress and mental health, nutrition and sexual health. Most of the advice is useful wherever you are studying in the UK, but some sections are specific to England.