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  What is a Mental Health Advisor?

Edinburgh Napier University has two Mental Health Advisers (MHAs). They work as part of the Counselling & Mental Wellbeing team.
​The MHAs offer a flexible approach to support and can see students throughout their time at the University. MHAs see students on an occasional or frequent basis depending on need.
 

Our Mental Health Advisers can help if you:

  • have an existing mental health condition
  • are feeling anxious or depressed
  • are worried about your mental health
  • want to plan how to stay well while at university

Watch a series of short student videos around aspects of mental health and mental wellbeing.

What do the Mental Health Advisers (MHAs) offer?

  • Emotional and practical support and advice on any concern you may have about your mental health at any time during your student career.
  • Advice if you are concerned about the mental health of another student.
  • A partnership approach with the Disability and Inclusion team, looking at any practical support requirements you may need as a result of your mental health issues, such as extra time for exams.
  • Liaison with, or referral to other University departments or external agencies, such as NHS services or third sector organisations.
  • Organisation of Mental Wellbeing Campaigns and events throughout the year and working with Edinburgh Napier Students' Association, Edinburgh Nightline and other local agencies to promote good mental health and to challenge stigma.
  • Advice and training to teaching and support staff within the University.

Our aim is to help create a positive environment so that you can achieve your potential whilst at university.

Is it different to counselling?

MHAs and Counsellors support students who are experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties. MHAs are a specialist service, with relevant training and experience of supporting students struggling with issues around their mental wellbeing. We offer practical advice and support to students.

How long or how often can I see an MHA?

The MHAs offer a flexible approach to support and can see students throughout their time at the University. MHAs see students on an occasional or frequent basis depending on need.

Arranging an appointment with a Mental Health Advisor

The mental health advisers offer appointments at all three campuses. They can be contacted by emailing mentalhealthadviser@napier.ac.uk or you can email the advisers directly.

A member of the team will then contact you to arrange a session.

For confidentially, data protection and record keeping please visit our confidentiality page.

Informative videos

 

  

​Self-harm

​Eating disorders


​Mental wellbeing


​Anxiety

 
 

​Contact us

For further information email mentalhealthadviser@napier.ac.uk
 

Mental Health Advisers

a.mackenzie@napier.ac.uk  (Angus) – Merchiston & Craiglockhart campuses
l.macgilp@napier.ac.uk  (Leah) – Merchiston, Craiglockhart & Sighthill campuses
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