Student Counselling

Opening hours

We are open on weekdays throughout the year with the exeption of the public holidays and brief closure between Christmas and New Year.

Main Library (George Square)

  • Monday - Friday 9am - 4.45pm (during vacation weeks we close from 1 - 2pm for lunch)

Paterson's Land (Holyrood Road)

  • Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm (Semesters only)

Weir Building, King's Buildings

  • Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Semesters only)

When we are closed

If you are looking for anonymous, online support that's available 24/7, Big White Wall is free for University of Edinburgh students and is a place to get things off your chest, take control and feel better. To join, visit the Big White Wall website and register using your University of Edinburgh email address.

login to Big White Wall

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can contact:

NHS Mental Health Assessment Service

If you are worried about your mental health and need advice and support, you can also speak to your GP or contact one of the following services:

Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87

The Samaritans 08457 90 90 92

Edinburgh Crisis Centre 0808 801 0414


We have wheelchair access at all our offices in Main Library, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road and Weir Building, King's Buildings.