Human Resources

Emergency Support

If you are on campus and become aware of an imminent and serious threat to someone’s health or personal safety, you should call the Security Office on ext. 3333 or 01273 873333. You can also use the campus phones with flashing blue lights.

Why shouldn't I call 999 for an emergency on campus?

Our campus covers a large area and can be confusing to those unfamiliar with the layout and locations of buildings and the different residential areas. Therefore, in the event of an emergency on campus, you are advised to contact the 24-hour Security team based in Bramber House rather than calling 999, so that they can coordinate any necessary intervention by emergency services. The Security team are First Aid trained and can assist you while you wait.

Emergency support for yourself or others 

Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline in England.


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116123 from any phone for free, visit the Samaritans website or email


If you would prefer not to talk but want some mental health support, you could text SHOUT to 85258. Shout offers a confidential 24/7 text service providing support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.

Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS)

MHRRS supports adults who are experiencing a crisis with their mental health, who think they are at risk of harming themselves or others. Examples of urgent mental health problems include:

  • At high risk of suicide, with specific intention to act
  • At high risk to self or others
  • Significant mental health concerns
  • Require immediate attention

Call the Mental Health Rapid Response Service on 0300 304 0078 or visit the MHRRS website.

Information sharing in mental health emergencies at work

Data protection law allows organisations to share personal information in an urgent or emergency situation, including to help them prevent loss of life or serious physical, emotional or mental harm.

This guidance from Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is aimed at giving employers greater certainty about sharing information about their workers in the event of a mental health emergency. It provides advice on when and how it is appropriate to share workers’ information in such an emergency, even if you haven’t thought about this before.