Informatics Personal Tutor Guide

Informatics Personal Tutor Guide

A quick guide to Personal Tutor information for Informatics staff

Counselling and other support services

There are a number of support services available at the University and externally that distressed students or those with mental health issues can access. If you feel that a student is at immediate risk of harm, please contact the Student Support Team.

  • University Counselling Service
    Students have an initial 1:1 assessment and then have a set number of counselling sessions allocated.  There is generally a waiting list of a few weeks.
  • Chaplaincy Listening Service
    A drop-in listening service for students of all faiths or none.
  • Big White Wall
    An online support network, guided by trained professionals. Free to students of the University.
  • Breathing Space Scotland, Tel: 0800 83 85 87, weekdays 6pm-2am, weekends 6pm-6am
    A free, confidential phone help-line for anyone feeling low, anxious or depressed.
  • Edinburgh Crisis Centre, Tel: 0808 801 0414, by text 07974429075
    For any resident in Edinburgh who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Available 24/7, 365 days.
  • Edinburgh Nightline, Tel: 0131 557 4444, 8pm – 8am term time
    An out of hours confidential support and listening service run by trained student volunteers.
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), Tel: 0800 58 58 58
    An out of hours helpline, specifically for those who identify as men.
  • Samaritans Helpline, Tel: 116 123
    Help with any difficult situation, including mental health. Available 24/7, 365 days.
  • University’s Here to Help Guide
    Student facing page that links to a guide of all the resources available at the University of Edinburgh.

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