Student Health App

Last published 9 March 2021

When you’re at university, it’s not always obvious what you should do if you have any concerns about your health. We recommend the free Student Health App, which contains over 900 pages of reliable health information, including mental health advice.

The app was co-created by practising doctors and students and has been approved as a trusted source by the NHS. And it works offline so, once you’ve downloaded it, you don’t even need an internet connection to access the app content.

How could it help me?

The Student Health App offers plain-talking reassurance, info and advice on 125+ topics, including:

  • 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 & 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

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What do people say about it?

"Very clear and easy to understand." – Student

"Students need to be able to access credible help fast. The Student Health App provides all of this, on a wide range of topics, from mental and sexual health through to emergencies and travel. They shouldn't leave home without it." – Dr Dominique Thompson, National Student Health and Wellbeing Expert

"I would recommend this to my friends. I think everyone should have access to quick medical info and this app helps with that!" – Student

Where can I get it?

You can download the free Student Health App from the App Store or Google Play.


This app should not be used by young people under the age of 18, people with a chronic health condition who need tailored health advice or people living outside of the UK.

We would like to ask if you would tell us, anonymously, in which London Borough you live, work or study.

This information will help us develop more personalised support for Londoners, and improve our service to all users. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.