Health & Wellbeing Centre
The University of Edinburgh has created a dedicated health and wellbeing hub for students.
The fully accessible Centre is based at 7 Bristo Square and is open for scheduled appointments only. The building has a one way system to ensure that it is safe for students and staff in line with University and Scottish Government guidance on hygiene and physical distancing.
It houses the Student Counselling and Disability Services, the Sexual Violence & Harassment Liaison Manager, Residence Life staff and the University Medical Centre and the University Pharmacy.
While our services are currently running on an appointment-only basis, please be assured that should a student in distress present at the building, they will not be turned away.
Our reception area is open from from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.
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Services located at our Health and Wellbeing Centre
The University Pharmacy is open to students, staff and members of the public for dispensing of prescriptions, sales of medicine and toiletries and general advice.
Student Counselling Service
Our Student Counselling Service is a confidential service, offering a range of support options to help you work through mental health concerns, personal issues and difficult circumstances. The Student Counselling Service has relocated to the Health & Wellbeing Centre.
Student Disability Service
Our Student Disability Service can offer a range of support based on students’ individual needs and how their disability, learning difference or health condition affects their studies. The Student Disability Service has relocated to the Health & Wellbeing Centre.
University Health Centre
The University Health Centre is an independent medical practice. It offers full general practitioner (GP) services to patients who live in the practice area.
The Wellbeing Lounge will be closed in line with Scottish Government physical distancing procedures, and is now part of the one way system within the building. We hope to open it once Scotland enters phase 4 of the Scottish Government route map.
The Wellbeing Lounge is located within the new Health and Wellbeing Centre. Its main function is to provide a quiet, composed and relaxing space at the heart of the central area where people can take time out of their busy schedules. Over time, there will be opportunities for the space to be booked out for events which promote mental health and wellbeing.
We expect all users of the Wellbeing Lounge to treat this quiet space with respect as it is in the heart of the Health & Wellbeing Centre, a working building designed to support students with their mental health and wellbeing.
If you are using the space, please tidy up after yourself, recycle and keep noise to a minimum. Thank you!