The Importance of Talking When You’re New to the UK

July 19, 2022
The Importance of Talking When You’re New to the UK

Moving to the UK to work for the NHS can be an exciting and exhilarating decision, but also a bit daunting.

Not only are you adapting to a new country, organisation, culture, climate and new people, but more often than not you’re moving alone and so you may find aspects of your first weeks here a little isolating.

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But don’t despair - the good news is there’s lots of free support here in the UK if you need to talk to someone about the big move and how you’re feeling:

The Samaritans.

This month celebrates Talk to Us, an annual awareness-raising campaign by the Samaritans (a charity that provides support to those in emotional distress), to remind people that the Samaritans is there for anyone who might need to talk to them.


Mind is a mental health charity across England and Wales that offers support to people who are struggling with their mental wellbeing. A lot of the information and support that Mind offers is online or localised, and so depending on where you’re newly based in the UK, you should be able to receive support from them in your local area, or at least nearby. This could be an online support network, or a local drop-in service.

The Migrate Community.

It’s very important to us that, via our Migrate app, we offer international applicants a safe, online, and easily accessible space to connect with others in a similar situation to them as they climatise to UK life. In the app’s Community section, there’s the opportunity to discuss many different things: from specific channels on English Language test advice, to answering relocation queries, and UK visa information. The Migrate Community space really does have it all! To join our thriving space, download the app for either Android or iOS today.

We’re very lucky in the UK to have communities and organisations such as these to provide safe platforms for people to share how they’re feeling and to seek help, if needed. Most offer completely free services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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