I need urgent help but it's not a crisis

Contact your GP or NHS 111 and be willing to explain why you need urgent help

If you urgently need help for your mental health but you’re not considering harming yourself or others, you can get support from your local GP. Contact them and tell them you need an emergency same-day appointment. Be willing to explain the reason why you need urgent help.

If you’re on campus you can ask for an urgent same-day appointment at St Philips Medical Centre even if you’re not registered with them. 

If the surgery isn’t open, call NHS 111 to speak to a fully-trained adviser on the phone. Don’t worry if you don’t know what kind of help to ask for – tell them what’s happening and they'll give you advice and connect you with the correct service as appropriate. 

LSE Security can also offer help 24/7.

Appointments at LSE 

You can contact LSE's Student Wellbeing Service for an appointment:

Mental Health Adviser


Disability and Wellbeing Service (for Mental Health Advisers) 


 +44 (0) 20 7955 7767

Student Counselling Service 


+44 (0) 20 7852 3627

Other people to talk to 

External services providing urgent mental health support include: 

  • Samaritans - who offer free 24/7 support by email or on the phone if you’re struggling to cope 
  • Shout - free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis (text Shout to 85258)  
  • Nightline - a confidential and anonymous listening and practical information service run by students for students, offering support via phone, email and text. 

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Contact us


Disability and Wellbeing Service +44 (0)20 7955 7567

Student Counselling Service +44 (0)20 7852 3627


Disability and Wellbeing Service disability-wellbeing@lse.ac.uk

Student Counselling Service student.counselling@lse.ac.uk


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