Register with a GP
You should register with a local GP as soon as you arrive in Hull. Don't wait until you're unwell to sort it - you won't want to deal with the paperwork before you're able to get an appointment.
You can find your nearest GP on the NHS Choices website
Physical Illness and Injury
If you are in need of medical care, you can find your nearest medical service using the NHS Service Finder.
If you are on campus, the nearest Accident and Emergency is at Hull Royal Infirmary. For minor injuries or walk-in medical attention, you can also go to Beverley Urgent Treatment Centre.
If you are unsure, you can always ring NHS 111 for advice.
Hull Sport provides a range of activities, including drop-in sessions like turn up and play football or beginners yoga. Whatever your level of fitness, it's a great way to meet new people and build confidence while improving your health.
Our Active Wellbeing programme can help you improve your mental wellbeing by taking part in physical activity. If you meet the criteria, we can offer you vouchers for the Allam Sports Centre and in some cases, one-to-one sessions with mentors.
To help you stay safe, Yorkshire MESMAC offers a range of advice and services on campus including safe sex kits and testing for STIs.
Keep an eye out for MESMAC in student central on Wednesday afternoons or visit their website to find out more.
Whatever your attitude is towards drugs, it’s important to be aware of the risks to your physical and mental health and potential legal consequences. Possession or usage of controlled substances in University Accommodation is considered a disciplinary offence in the Accommodation Misconduct policy.
The best way to keep safe is to avoid drugs but if you are considering using, here are some things to take into account:
- Unlike alcohol, there’s no way of telling the strength of illegal drugs, or legal highs.
- Everyone’s tolerance is different and substances may impact people differently.
- Mixing drugs is dangerous and can lead to unpredictable consequences (including overdose). This applies to mixing with legal substances such as alcohol or prescription drugs.
- If you have taken drugs, let your friends know in case you need support later. Likewise, if you know that one of your friends has taken something, keep an eye out for them and keep them safe.
If you need to talk in confidence to someone, you can make a confidential appointment by making an enquiry through the MyHull Portal or calling 01482 462222.
We also work closely with Renew, the local community drug and alcohol service. You can self-refer to Renew or ask one us to make a referral on your behalf. Renew’s practitioners can meet students at the Central Hub.
Drinking socially can be an enjoyable part of life. However, when taken to excess it can cause difficulties. Reducing how much you drink can have benefits like weight loss, clearer skin, better sleep, improved mental health and a reduced risk of developing serious illnesses.
You can find out how many units of alcohol you're drinking - and what it might mean for your health - using this calculator.