Student health

Five student health tips

Advice from a college GP on student health issues, including contraception, lifestyle and vaccinations.

Student sexual health

Where to go for advice on sexual health issues including STIs, contraception and unplanned pregnancy.

Students: smoking, alcohol and drugs

Students are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and take drugs. Find out why and how to resist temptation.

Legal highs

Find out about the health risks of taking legal highs and when you should seek medical help.

Healthier takeaways

You don't have to give up takeaways completely, as long as you make the right menu choices.

Student stress

A guide to coping with the pressures of student life such as exams, money worries and being away from home.

Student mental health

How to deal with some of the mental health issues that students may face, such as depression, stress and eating disorders.

'How I help improve student mental health'

University mental health adviser Dr Luke Jefferies explains the support he offers his students and the NHS.

Exercise and study

Why you need to find time to exercise while studying, and how to find local sports facilities.

Video: festival health

Watch a video showing you how to stay safe and healthy at festivals but still have a fun time.

Andrew Tindall

'I think everyone should volunteer'

Find out why Andrew Tindall, from Young Apprentice 2012, volunteers every weekend.

Anam Ahmed

Student volunteering: Anam's story

Anam is doing her A-levels and hopes to go to medical school. She describes her work as a hospital volunteer.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you

5 A DAY shopping planner

Video: carbon monoxide poisioning

Find out about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and the effects it can have

Video: tattoos

Learn about the potential health risks associated with tattooing and get tips and advice on what to look out for when choosing a tattoo studio

Video: eating well on a budget

Get advice from a dietitian on how you can eat healthily on a budget

Eating well after leaving home

Young people talk about how their diet changed when they left home, while dietitian Azmina Govindji gives advice on eating healthily when you start cooking for yourself.

Media last reviewed: 25/10/2013

Next review due: 25/10/2015


How drugs affect you, real-life stories of addiction, where to get help and videos on substance abuse

Get help now to stop smoking

Eight practical, quick and simple steps you can take NOW to quit smoking

Drinking and alcohol

Calculate your units, read about the health risks of drinking too much and find out where to get help and support

Sexual health

Articles and videos on contraception, STIs and talking about sex. Includes a section for teens