What is Mental Health and Wellbeing?

In many ways, 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're 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, 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 on Moodle
  • 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 Student Association to promote positive mental health and wellbeing
  • Find out about being referred to our college Counselling Service
  • Receive the fortnightly wellbeing newsletter
  • Sign up for any of the wellbeing group or workshop sessions via the Wellbeing Hub on Moodle
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the Wellbeing Team please email

For further information please contact the College t: 0131 669 4400 | Terms of use and disclaimer
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