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Our Wellbeing service offers you the opportunity to have support and guidance with self - management approaches for issues such as low level stress and anxiety as well as around college type issues including exam and assessment stress.

What is mental health and wellbeing?

Mental health is just like physical health. Everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life.

If you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you are frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.

Mental health problems can range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

If someone has poor mental health it can affect how that person feels about coming to college and interacting with other students and it can also disrupt concentration and the ability to focus on studying and learning effectively.

Our Wellbeing Service offers you the opportunity to have some support and guidance with self-management approaches for issues such as anxiety and depression.

You can:

  • Meet with one of our Wellbeing team who you can talk to in a confidential space by booking via the Wellbeing Hub via Microsoft Teams page or use our Wellbeing booking system.
  • Explore a range of self-management measures including NHS-approved apps and online resources to help with issues including anxiety, self-harm, depression, stress and sleep difficulties (as well as some help with study strategies if appropriate) and SilverCloud.
  • Get information about activities being offered by the Students' Association to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
  • Find out about being referred to our college Counselling Service.
  • Receive the fortnightly Wellbeing Newsletter.
  • Keep up to date with all the Wellbeing activities, workshops everything currently offered on the Wellbeing Hub.

Organisations that can help

Information about organisations that can help and how to contact them


A National Service for anything that is worrying you.

Open 24 hours.

Call: 116 123

Edinburgh Crisis Centre

Support for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Open 24 hours.

Call: 0808 8010414

NHS 24

Critical health support, including mental health.

Open outside GP opening hours.

Call: 111

Breathing Space

A confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland feeling low, anxious or depressed.

Open evenings and weekends (Monday - Thursday 6pm - 2am and Friday 6pm - Monday 6am)

Call: 0800 838587

Mental Health Assessment Service

A nurse-led emergency mental health assessment service for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Open 24 hours.

Call: 0131 286 8137

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Contact the Wellbeing Team

For more information about wellbeing and mental health support at college, contact the Wellbeing team on email at wellbeing@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

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