Information and guidance on where to go for help

Organisations providing help and support


Student Support organisations

Student Minds  – Student mental health charity

Save the Student – Financial and practical advice for students


Health & Well-Being Support

NHS Every Mind Matters – help and advice for looking after your mental health

MIND for better Mental Health

Beat – help and support for people with Eating Disorders

Ollie Foundation – charity providing support and advice around suicide prevention

Women’s Aid – Domestic Abuse support and advice

Frank – Charity supporting people with addiction


Exercise and activities

Sport England – Stay in Work Out

Coursera FREE online short courses


Financial assistance

The Princes Trust 

Trussell Trust Foodbanks

Hospitality Action – grants for people working in the hospitality industry

Institute of Osteopathy Hardship Fund 

General Financial Support

Concerns about paying bills

If you have any concerns about paying bills or financial concerns you should always look to seek help and advice as soon as possible. The Citizens Advice website is a good place to find information.

The Money Saving Expert page also has links to useful resources and information.


Help paying rent or mortgage

More information and advice about moving house or making rental or mortgage payments can be found on the Shelter charity website.


Business Support

Planning on setting up your own business post-graduation. There is a lot of useful resources available for you in addition to those provided during your studies.


National Enterprise Network. Network of Enterprise agencies that provide local support for business start-ups.

Links to Government resources and grants for businesses

Southwark Pioneers Fund. The Southwark Pioneers Fund is an ambitious new programme of support for business founders and aspiring entrepreneurs in Southwark.

Tower Hamlets Business Support



Support and helplines


If you or someone you know is suffering from Domestic Abuse, isolation rules do not apply. Police response and support services remain available. Nationally, there is advice and support available but you should call 999 if you are in immediate danger. Locally, the Solace Advocacy and Support Service is also available to women and men in Southwark aged 16 or over in Southwark.

Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565


Further information

Link to apply for self-employed grant

Government Website

Self employed and universal credit

Small Business Cash Grant

Citizens Advice

Universal Credit information

Employment Support information 

The Money Advice Service

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE)

Martin Lewis Money saving Expert