If you are worried about your own drug habits or those of a friend, you can get confidential advice and support from the following website and organisations directly, without needing to be referred by the University.
At Barod, our friendly, trained workers operate across most of South and West Wales, providing support to individuals affected by alcohol and drugs, and their friends and family. The support and information we provide is free, confidential and non-judgmental. Barod specialises in substance misuse support for both adults and young people.
Students can refer themselves to Barod for advice and support for themselves or if they are concerned for others drug use. Their webpage includes a live chat service to find out more information and how to access the service.
73-74 Mansel Street
Phone: 01792 472002
You can access support from your GP if you are concerned about your drug use. More information about how to get help for drug addiction from the NHS can be found here.
You can also review the extensive information about drugs and their effects from the NHS website.
As a student you should register with a GP as soon as you can, that way you can receive emergency care if you need it and access health services quickly and easily while you're at University. This is especially important if you have an ongoing health condition.
If you wish to register for GP services whilst studying at Swansea University, surgeries are now using an online facility, ‘Ask My GP’. You will be able to access the registrations forms online.
There are an array of GP surgery options available to students in Swansea but we work closely with the following given their close proximity to our campuses.
Singleton Campus – http://www.universityhealthcentre.co.uk/
Bay Campus - http://www.harbourside.wales.nhs.uk/home
If you need information or you are worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone, the SAMARITANS provide confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day. Contact the Samaritans by email or at www.samaritans.org or phone (from the UK) 08457 90 90 90 or 116 123 from a mobile.