Students

Health and wellbeing

While university life is full of exciting opportunities, it can also be an overwhelming time. Here you can find information on a range of services provided by the University and throughout Edinburgh to support your physical and mental wellbeing.

Update: A new helpline has been launched for young people aged 16 to 25 who want to chat about the impact Covid-19 has had on their lives and who live in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East & West Lothian and the Scottish Borders:

Health in Mind

For queries, contact us on

Student.Wellbeing@ed.ac.uk 

Health services

While at university, make sure you register with a doctor close to where you live. You can also get free access to sanitary products and condoms.

Wellbeing services

Whether you want to speak to someone or do some self-help, we are here to help point you in the direction of services and resources to look after your wellbeing.

Support in a crisis

We can help point you to resources and organisations that can help in the event of a mental health crisis or crime, including sexual assault and harassment.

Disability support

Our Student Disability Service supports students with a range of disabilities, neurodiverse conditions, physical and mental health issues. The team offers support based on your individual needs and how your disability, learning difference or health condition affects your studies.

Live Streaming Exercise Classes

Our Sport & Exercise team have created a series of live streamed group exercise classes for students in self-isolation.

Sport and exercise

Physical exercise is also great for mental wellbeing. The University's Sport and Exercise team have made a number of online classes and tutorials available to help.

Worried about someone?

If you are concerned about the wellbeing of another student, friend or flatmate, learn who to contact at the University and find resources to help you.

Let's Talk

The Let's Talk podcast is a new series bringing different members of the University community together to have honest and thought-provoking conversations about a range of mental health topics.

Health & Wellbeing Centre

The University of Edinburgh has created a dedicated health and wellbeing hub for students.

Fearless Edinburgh

Fearless Edinburgh Partnership, a regional partnership across Edinburgh

iThrive Edinburgh

Edinburgh Mental Health Partnership’s mental health collaboration

For queries, contact us on

Student.Wellbeing@ed.ac.uk