Health and Wellbeing

Keeping safe off-campus

Phone numbers you'll want to save now!

  • Emergency off campus:  999
  • Emergency on Campus: 01273 873333
  • Security escort to and from Falmer Station:  01273 877777
  • No money for Taxi? Take Care Taxi scheme: 01273 204060

If you live in private accomodation

If you’re living in the private sector and need out-of-hours emergency welfare support please phone JAM, our out-of-hours call-back service, on (+44) (0)2089  383873. JAM will give guidance over-the phone and will also contact the Residential Community Coordinator (RCC) on duty who will return your call within the hour. The RCC will offer over-the-phone welfare support and advice, along with signposting for additional available support.

NOTE: Calls are charged at your local standard mobile / landline rate.

Take Care Taxi

This new service, run by the Students' Union, means that you can get a taxi home at night when you’ve run out of money and pay the fare later. All you need is your Sussex student ID card and a phone.

  1. Call Student Taxis on 01273 204060 or 01273 555555 and quote the Take Care scheme, giving your name. Arrange a safe meeting point with the driver
  2. When the taxi arrives, hand your Sussex student ID card to the driver who will check the booking details and note down your full name and registration number
  3. When you arrive home, you will be given a receipt detailing the fare incurred
  4. Student Taxis will email the Reception at the Students’ Union with the details of all students who have used the system so that we can contact you to confirm all is well
  5. Visit the Falmer House Reception at the Students’ Union and pay the price of the taxi fare

 

Free bus around campus

Catch the N25 (all nights) and N29 (Saturdays only) to take you around campus for free.

Safe Space

Safe Space is a drop-in open most Friday and Saturday nights run by staff and volunteers from YMCA DownsLink Group and Red Cross. they are happy to help anyone in distress through injury, intoxication, loss of friends/phone or merely not having the means to get home.

Volunteers can provide immediate emotional support, first aid, a hot drink, a means of charging your phone, help to find your friends or somewhere just to rest. They can also signpost you on to further help if needed.

Location:

St Paul’s Church, West Street, Brighton.

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YMCA’s basic safety tips for out and about. Never leave your drink unattended!

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PICK UP A “KEEP ME SAFE” CARD at shops/bars/Student Life Centre on campus with phone numbers and details of Safe Space in case your phone runs out of charge.

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