Health, safety and wellbeing
Health and Safety information including policies and information about accessibility and mental health services.
We have a lift, teaching rooms, a reception, student support offices, toilets and a social space which are accessible. Unfortunately, not every room in the School is fully accessible, some staff offices and meeting rooms do have steps to access them. We have accessible rooms and toilets on the ground floor and we have a lift to upper levels in the School.
If you have any questions about accessibility or require assistance before visiting us please get in touch.
Contact Director of Professional Services Fiona Davison for general queries about accessibility firstname.lastname@example.org
Students or potential students should contact: email@example.com
Mental health problems can affect any of us at any time if you are struggling it is important to reach out. The University offers a range of mental health and well-being support including student and staff counselling. You can also consider speaking with your GP, practice nurse or personal counsellor.
The Occupational Health unit
This unit is available to staff, it provides support on issues such as Stress, Depression, Bullying and Harassment, and provides confidential Staff Counselling. You may also want to talk to your supervisor, head of department, Human Resources or the departmental Harassment Advisors for advice.
Counselling for Staff
A free, confidential counselling service is available for all University of Edinburgh members of staff.
Counselling for Students
The Student Counselling Service offers short term counselling, drop-in presentation workshops and consultation.
Staff University Clubs and Societies
There are a number of clubs and societies open to University staff, find out more on the Sport and Exercise website.
The Chaplaincy is a safe and welcoming space for people of all faiths and none. The Listening Service operates through the University Chaplaincy, for students or staff who want to touch base on any concerns or anxieties, or are looking for a timely or purposeful conversation. Conversations can be held in a variety of places and could be over coffee or a walk.
How to get in touch:
- Drop in at the Chaplaincy Centre in Bristo Square (next to the EUSA shop), where the Receptionist will be able to direct you.
- Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or telephone +44(0) 131 650 2595
- You don't have to be religious to use the Chaplaincy.
- The Chaplaincy is not only for students; it's for staff too.