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You may notice that your friend isn't coping well, and wonder what you can do. You want to help, but don’t know how to. We offer some suggestions here.
For help with their studies, your friend could talk to their lecturer, Student Support Co-ordinator or Centre for Academic Development. For financial advice, they could contact the Brookes Union Advice Service or Financial Aid.
If you are seriously worried about someone's low or depressed mood, then take some action. Tell the hall warden or a Student Support Co-ordinator.
Click on the links to go straight to our suggestions:
Anxiety What you might notice: Your friend may seem stressed, or worried over trivial things (as well as major problems). They might be losing or gaining weight. They may be sleeping badly.
Alcohol or drugs What you might notice: Your friend may be obviously consuming worrying amount of alcohol or drugs. They may have severe money problems. They may be neglecting study and/or social life.
If your friend seems unhappy, sad or depressed: some suggestions
If your friend seems anxious: some suggestions
Your friend is taking too much alcohol or drugs: some suggestions