Health and wellbeing

A feeling of wellbeing and good health during your academic life is very important for your studies and safety. Information here will guide you to self-help and supportive services offered by the University and our associated partners.

Disability support

We offer a range of support to students with dyslexia, mental health issues, chronic health problems, and students on the autistic spectrum, as well as those who have physical and sensory impairments.


The Chaplaincy provides a focal point for our University community and provides pastoral or spiritual support for students from all backgrounds and cultures, of all faiths and none.

Student Counselling

Our Student Counselling Service offers counselling to help you work through difficult times, understand yourself better, and find ways to manage situations.

Sport and exercise

Sport, exercise and physical activity play a key role in both your physical and mental wellbeing. Our state-of-the-art facilities are here to help you stay active and feel your best.

Health services

During your time in Edinburgh, there may be occasions when you need to see a health care specialist such as a doctor, pharmacist, dentist or optician. A range of health and supporting services are provided by the University and throughout Edinburgh to help you feel your best.

Your Wellbeing

You deserve to feel your best! There are lots of factors that might affect your general wellbeing while at University – from study pressures and relationship issues to how much you exercise.

Things not going well?

If you’re experiencing personal difficulties that are affecting your emotional, physical or psychological wellbeing, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. There are lots of people here to help you and provide the support you need.

Out of hours student support

All university offices in the University are closed between the hours of 5:00pm and 9:00am (GMT time) on weekdays, on weekends and on University recognised holidays. This service is for when you urgently need to speak to a member of staff but the University is closed and the problem is too urgent to leave until offices open.

Contact us

Email, phone and postal address details for the Chaplaincy, Student Counselling, Student Disability Service, Service, Sport and Exercise, and the Students' Association.