Student Life

Useful counselling contacts

We understand that if you are experiencing particular challenges, you may want to talk to someone but may not be ready to meet with one of our counsellors. The following contacts and organisations can offer you a range of options to make sure that you can still find the help you want:

The Counselling Directory
*Counselling at the AUB is free for students; please be aware that you may have to pay privately to see a registered therapist on this list.

The Samaritans
Tel: 08457 909090

Relate (the relationship people)
Tel: 01202 311231

Cruse (bereavement and loss)
Tel: 01202 302000

Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel: 0845 769 7555

Narcotics Anonymous
Tel: 0845 373 3366

British pregnancy advisory service

Tel: 03457 304030

The local branch is Dean Park Clinic, 23-25 Ophir Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8LS
Opening times: Tues 8am-6pm, Weds 8am-8pm, Thurs 8am-6pm.

Students against Depression (useful resources and information website)

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association

(MSN messenger advice, message boards and help lines)
Tel: 01458 448600

The Quay Advice Centre Poole

Young People’s Drop in Centre in Poole town centre for advice on housing, health, money most specific issues affecting young people aged 11-25)

The Quay Advice Centre
Tel: 01202 262291

Over the Rainbow Bournemouth

(Drop In Centre for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community)
Tel: 01202 257478