Student Counselling

Helplines

A number of helplines are available to provide general or specific help with mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

Specific support helplines

Service (web link) Number Opening hours What is it?

LGBT health and wellbeing

0300 123 2523 Tuesday & Wednesday 12-9pm Support for issues specific to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.
Beat Adult Helpline 0808 801 0677 365 days a year: 3-10pm Support for issues around eating (for over 18s)
Beat Youthline 0808 801 0711 365 days a year: 3-10pm Support for issues around eating (for under 18s)
Edinburgh Nightline 0131 557 4444 or chat online. 8pm to 8am nightly A service dedicated to University of Edinburgh students

Talk to Frank

0300 123 660 or text 2111 Phone and text: 24 hours Live chat: 2-6pm Advice about drugs and addiction

Crisis lines

Service Number Opening hours What is it?
The Samaritans 116 123 24 hours A National Service for anything that is worrying you.
NHS 24 111 Outside GP opening hours Critical health support, including mental health.