Student health

Get medical care and support

Advice on student health issues, including registering with a GP, vaccinations and the Disabled Students' Allowance.

Student sex

Safe sex is important for both you and your partner. Find out 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.

Healthier takeaways

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

20 tips to eat well for less

Top 20 tips to help you eat a healthy diet and save money on your weekly food shopping bill.

'I managed to eat healthily on £3 a day'

Caroline reveals how she ate healthily on £3 a day without compromising on taste and variety.

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

Mental health issues faced by students include depression, stress and eating disorders.

The Men ACWY vaccine

The Men ACWY vaccine is recommended on the NHS for young teenagers, sixth formers and new university students.

Exercise and study

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

Andrew Tindall

'I think everyone should volunteer'

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

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: 11/07/2015

Next review due: 11/07/2017

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you

Health tools and trackers

Video: eating well on a budget

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

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


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

Get help now to stop smoking

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

Drinking and alcohol

Practical tips to help you cut down, plus information on low-risk drinking, how alcohol affects your health, and understanding units

Sexual health

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