Useful Contacts

The Welfare Team

Please don't suffer in silence - the welfare team is a brilliant port of call especially if you're not sure where to go for help. Also, bullying and workplace discrimination is an unacceptable occurrence, one which Galenicals take very seriously. If you ever experience hostility or abuse as a result of your race, gender, sexuality or appearance, please do flag it up and we can highlight the issue (anonymously if you wish).

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Jack McAlinden


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Narendra Mampitiya

Clinical Vice President

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Catrin Masson

Preclinical Vice President

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Natasha McGowan

Welfare & Equalities Director

Bristol/Faculty Health Services

It is a well-known fact that doctors are one of the most likely groups of people to get ill, due to their hesitancy in recognising the problem and getting the appropriate treatment. It's worth registering with the Student Health Service in year 1 as they are familiar with student problems! The faculty also has a friendly team available to assist you through medical school.

Crisis & Emergency - CALL 999 

Faculty Contacts

  • Student advisors​​

  • Academic support - these professors are available for academic and welfare issues, you can book an appointment with them through your year administrative lead

    • David Morgan (year 1-2)​

    • Nicola Taylor (year 3-5)

Student Health Service 

Bristol Mental Health Crisis Team

Student Counselling

External links

Emotional Support

Nightline Tel: 1890 321 890 Samaritans - Samaritans provide confidential support 24 hours a day by telephone and they have a drop-in in Bristol. Tel: 116 123 Mind (Bristol) - Mind offers MindLine, a helpline open service open Wednesday to Sunday, 20:00-midnight. Tel: 0808 808 0330

Sexual Health

Bristol Sexual Health, Central Health Clinic, Bristol,
Appointments: Tel. 0117 342 6900.
For advice phone: 0117 342 6944


Drugs & Alcohol

A test to find out if you have a problem with alcohol: Bristol Drugs Project - independent organisation not connected to social services or the police. They offer a chance to sit and talk in confidence, drop in sessions and needle exchange 11 Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE
Tel: 0117 987 1500 FRANK Tel: 0800 77 66 00 For more information:

Self Harm

Nightline - someone to listen:
Tel: 0117 9 266 266

Papyrus - supporting those who have thoughts of suicide or harming themselve

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

For more information: