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Mental health support

Look after your mental health and wellbeing, and find support if you're worried about a friend.

EUSA mental health and wellbeing week

Student Counselling Services

Student Counselling offer specialist counselling using a range of techniques, and run a number of workshops to help you to manage stress.

Student Counselling website

Student-run Counselling

The University’s Student Association runs counselling services by students for students.

Student-run counselling services

Looking after your friends

If you're worried about someone, there are resources to help you support them and yourself.

Supporting someone you're worried about

Special Circumstances

If you're experiencing a situation beyond your control which is affecting your academic performance, talk to your Personal Tutor straight away.

Special Circumstances

Personal Tutors

Up at an unconventional time?

Help is available 24 hours a day. If you need to talk in the small hours, there's always someone there.

Nightline 0131 557 4444

Specially run for students in Edinburgh, Nightline can be contacted between 8pm and 8am. You can also chat to them online.


Samaritans 116 123

Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours a day on 116 123.


The Big White Wall and other support groups

A safe online community of people who help one another by sharing, guided by trained mental health professionals. The University of Edinburgh can connect you to the service.

The Big White Wall


The University of Edinburgh’s Chaplaincy offers religious and humanist support services. This is also the place to come to for Yoga, Tai Chi and Mindfulness classes, as well as numerous other activities.


Sport and Excercise

Excercise isn't just good fun; it can be tremendously beneficial for managing stress. The University offers excellent sporting facilities whether you're going it alone or joining a group.

Sport and Excercise


If you or someone you care about is in danger, call the emergency services.

For any of the emergency services, call 999.

NHS 24

Call 111 if you have a medical issue which cannot wait until regular hours for you to see your NHS health professional. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 999.

NHS 24

Emergency services

Call 999 if you are experiencing an emergency. This number will connect you to all the emergency services.