Student Counselling
About us

We support the mental health of all students at the University, using short-term counselling and referral to other services.?

Scope of care

The Student Counselling Service is continuing to operate a service during the Coronavirus pandemic.? We are doing this remotely, in line with University and Government guidelines and in the interests of your health and safety. At present we are offering brief telephone consultation but not counselling appointments. ??

If you are having a mental health crisis right now, find numbers you can call for help.

We have worked with colleagues at the University to produce a list of activites that can help with wellbeing.? On each page we state what the evidence says, where we got it and how you can get involved.

Live stream of Stress Control classes will be running live from Monday 13th of April.? All free of charge.

Big White Wall (BWW) is an online support network, available 24/7, guided by trained professionals.? It is free to students of the University.

The Foundation for Positive Mental Health is working with the University of Edinburgh to provide free access to the Feeling Good App.

SilverCloud is a package of online mental health treatment programmes, mostly based on CBT, which help people overcome common mental health problems.

Current students

Find tools to help you manage your own mental health.

Recommended reading

Support groups

Videos & podcasts

Our Services

During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak we are offering brief telephone consultation but not counselling appointments.

Telephone consultation

Self-referral form


If our counselling service isn't right for you, we can signpost you to groups who can give you help over the phone, provide long-term counselling (there may be a waiting list), or run specific support groups.

If you're a member of staff, friend or family member of one of our students, we can give advice on how best to support their mental health.