Students may wish to seek guidance, support and information from specialist agencies outside the School. While LSE cannot endorse the provision of any external agencies, contact details are freely available, and a selection is provided in this section.
Alcohol, drugs and eating disorders
Alcoholics Anonymous: open 10am – 8pm daily; tel +44 (0)207833 0022; www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Blenheim Project (support for those with drug related concerns): tel +44 (0)20 8960 5599
Eating Disorders Association (support and information on anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders): www.b-eat.co.uk
Narcotics Anonymous: open 10am – 8pm; tel +44 (0)20 7730 0009; www.ukna.org
Contraception and pregnancy
The British Pregnancy & Advisory Service can offer students advice and practical support in relation to contraception and pregnancy. See www.bpas.org
Depression, mental health and counselling
In addition to School services, there are a number of external support centres in London including:
London Nightline (www.nightline.org.uk). A confidential listening, support and information helpline for students in London. Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 0101, open 6pm-8am during term time. There is also an email line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central London Samaritans (www.cls.org.uk). Samaritans offer confidential support to anyone passing through a crisis or thinking of taking their own lives. Walk in support 9am – 9pm, seven days a week, at 46 Marshall Street, Soho, London W1. Central London Branch tel: +44 (0)20 7734 2800 or the national number is +44 (0)8457 90 90 90. The Samaritans is also an excellent source of contact numbers for specialist advice for almost any issues that students can be confronted with while living in London.
Mind (www.mind.org.uk). The leading mental health charity for England and Wales, offering advice and guidance on a range of issues. Mindinfoline: +44 (0)845 766 0163
General medical information
NHS Direct is a telephone medical helpline and website.
The phone number is +44 (0)845 4647 and it is open 24 hours a day. It is a quick source of advice on a wide array of issues. See www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Located close to LSE in Soho Square, the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre is a holistic health centre for the Chinese community living in London. See www.cnhlc.org.uk
Ambrose King Centre, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 is a clinic and advice centre for male and female victims of rape. Both appointments and walk in services are available. For appointments, tel: +44 (0)20 7377 7306. For walk in, tel: +44 (0)20 7377 7307.
The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. They offer advice and counselling, and can help people recover physically and emotionally. There are three Havens in London:
Camberwell: +44 (0)20 3299 1599
Paddington: +44 (0)20 3312 1101
Whitechapel: +44 (0)20 7247 4787