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 Counselling & Mental Wellbeing

The Counselling & Mental Wellbeing team offers support for students who may be experiencing stress, anxiety or other issues due to personal circumstances or academic pressures.

We are based at Merchiston but offer support across all three campuses. Students can contact us by email the counselling team at or​​



Wellbeing Drop-in's – Student Counselling and Mental Wellbeing

If any student has concerns about their mental wellbeing, needs to speak to a member of the team urgently, or would like information regarding our services or queries about their academic performance, they can attend our Drop In. These are 20 minute drop ins that are confidential and run on a first come first served based. Please report to the iPoint on the day to attend.

Each drop-in runs between 10am to 12pm and you can see a counsellor or mental adviser for up to 20 minutes. Each drop-in runs on a first come, first served basis.


​​Merchiston Sighthill Craiglockhart
Monday Tuesday ​Wednesday ​Thursday
​January ​16 Jan ​24 Jan
February​ ​5 Feb ​13 Feb ​21 Feb ​1 Feb
March​ ​5 Mar ​13 Mar ​21 Mar ​1 & 29 Mar
​April ​2 & 30 Apr ​10 Apr ​18 Apr ​26 Apr
May​ ​28 May ​8 May ​16 May ​24 May

Please note:
 The Counselling Team operates 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri and are not a crisis service. If you do need to speak to someone urgently outside of office hours please consult our crisis contacts​. We also advise contacting your GP.​​​

Contact us​

For any enquiries, please contact us by e-mail: or​

For more information on the university’s complaints policy, please read the complaints page. The counselling team is a member of COSCA. 

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