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.