How does the app benefit students?
Students looking for reliable health information can use the app to:
- find reassurance and advice about physical and mental health concerns
- feel more confident about looking after their health and wellbeing
- know where to find support when they need it
- You can use the app offline, so the content is always available.
What are the benefits to colleges?
Universities and colleges can use the app for free to:
- enable students to make informed choices about their physical and mental health
- encourage students to self-care when it’s safe to do so
- help students navigate local support and choose services wisely
Provide wide-ranging health information
You can find reassurance, information and advice on more than 125 topics relevant to students:
- Mental health: How to tackle stress, depression and anxiety, and how to manage self-harm and suicidal thoughts
- First Aid & Emergencies: Find out what to do next – from unconsciousness to asthma attacks, burns and head injury
- Alcohol & Drugs: Know the score on smoking, alcohol and common drugs – and how to manage a drug overdose
- Love and Relationships: Discover what’s to know about healthy relationships, abuse, contraception and sexually transmitted infections
- Healthy Living: How to stay healthy and well at uni – and how to keep active
- Safety: How to be safe on nights out, prevent accidents and avoid online dangers
- NHS: How to navigate NHS Services effectively and choose services sensibly
Can I trust the app?
The Student Health App is:
- certified by the NHS England Information Standard as a source of trusted health information
- listed on the NHS Apps Library
- approved by the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications (ORCHA) – read the review here
There’s no need to sign up, and the app does not collect any personal user data (similar to an e-book). The app also doesn’t contain any advertising.
In partnership with the University of Bristol Students’ Health Service, the app has been co-created by medical doctors and students and is certified by the NHS England Information Standard as a source of clear, reliable and relevant health information.