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Access your student wellbeing services

This section provides you with useful information and services that will guide you in maintaining your wellbeing.

Transitioning into university 

Starting university can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but it can also bring its own unique challenges. It’s natural to feel nervous or overwhelmed about the change, and it can be a while before you feel like you’ve found your feet at University.

The transition to university guide by Student Minds will help you be successful on campus, focusing on time management, relationships, identity, finances and so much more. 

Transition into University (Student Minds webpage)

Services to support your wellbeing 

The University has gathered helpful information and resources online to help with coping with change, building resistance and dealing with culture shock on its Adapting Well page on the University's Students website

Adapting Well  (University's Student website)

The University's Student Disability Service is available to give advice on attending the University with a disability and to organise academic support and advice for students with disabilities. 

The University's Student Disability Service website

The University Chaplaincy offers mindfulness sessions, yoga classes, and a multi-faith sanctuary. 

The University Chaplaincy website

Help in a crisis 

You are able to access the University and local services in times you are facing a student crisis. 

You can refer to the Support in a crisis page on the University's student website to find out more about university support for times in crisis and local services to support you. 

Support in a crisis page (University's student website)

In the 'Support in a crisis' page, you will be able to find university support such as Nightline; an anonymous and confidential helpline for students in Edinburgh), out of hours student support, information on the Edinburgh crisis centre and so on. 


Related links 

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