SOAS University of London

Student Advice and Wellbeing

Emergency contacts

Listed below are details of emergency contacts:
International Students House

The International Students House organises events during the holiday period. There is also a Welfare Adviser available at the centre
229 Great Portland Street London W1W 5PN
For more information ring: 020 7631 8300 or email:

Accident & Emergency Service

Telephone: 999. Nearest hospital: University College Hospital, Gower Street, London WC1

Emergency Dental Services

Guy's Hospital, St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 9RT, Telephone 020 7188 7188

Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 9RS Monday-Friday walk in 8.30am-11am and 1.00pm-4.00pm or call 020 3299 3052 if you have a query. Out of hours 0845 070 4240.


If you are homeless, Crisis has information about direct access hostels and day centres. Volunteers also welcome. email: Telephone: 0870 0113335

The Connection At St Martin's

Provides a place of safety and opportunity for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Telephone: 020 7766 5544

Young People's Day Centre

12 Adelaide Street London WC2N 4HW
26+ Day Centre 5 St Martin’s Place London WC2N 4JJ

Health Centre

The Health Centre will see SOAS students who are not yet registered with a GP. When the surgery is closed you will be directed to an emergency number 020 7636 7628

NHS Direct (for general information)
To speak to a nurse for information on health concerns Telephone: 0845 4647


if you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone, the SAMARITANS will provides confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Everything you say is confidential within Samaritans.
Contact or or phone 0845 9090 90


Confidential listening, support and practical information for students in London
Telephone 020 7631 0101 email Website:


National Helpline offering support and information on all aspects of mental illness. 0845 767 8000 (12 noon – 2am)

The Maudsley Hospital

24 hour emergency psychiatric service. Denmark Hill, London SE5. (They will not deal with drugs or alcohol related problems) Freephone: 0800 7312864


National Bureau for Students With Disabilities. Skill is a national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK.
Telephone: 0800 328 5050 Textphone: 0800 068 2422


Citizens Advice Bureau
Nearest Office: 86 Durham Road, Highbury N7 7DU
Tel: 0840 7510925 24hour help line: 0870 750 9000

Mary Ward Legal Centre

For free advice with legal matters and problems
26 – 27 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3JZ Telephone: 020 7831 7079

Transport For London

24 hr travel and taxi information

Directory Enquiries

Telephone 118 247 for general information Also see:

Last Updated February 2008