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  Mental Wellbeing

Edinburgh Napier University has two Mental Health Advisers (MHAs). They work as part of the Counselling & Mental Wellbeing team.
​Students can refer themselves or be referred by a member of staff (usually with the student’s permission).
Appointments can be offered at any campus (within office hours), Monday to Friday or we can give email,
telephone or (in some situations) Skype advice and support.
Appointments are available throughout the year.

Exam Deferral Dropins

The Counselling and Mental Wellbeing team are running drop sessions for students who are considering deferring their exams or submitting an extenuating circumstances claim due to stress, anxiety or their mental wellbeing. The drop in sessions are a great starting point to learning more information about what support is available to you from the Counselling and Mental Wellbeing team.

Drop-in sessions will be running at Merchiston campus on the dates below. To attend, please head to the iPoint waiting area (formerly the student hub). Each drop-in session will be 15 minutes long and will be run on a first come first served basis.

All drop-ins are between 10am-12pm at Merchiston.

Monday 3 April

Tuesday 4 April

Wednesday 5 April

Monday 24 April

Tuesday 25 April

Wednesday 26 April

Monday 1 May

Tuesday 2 May

Wednesday 3 May


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The Mental Health Advisers (MHAs) provide a confidential service to students.
Confidentiality, and what that means with regards to this service, will always be discussed with you at
your first appointment. However, the MHAs will always be happy to discuss any concerns or questions
you may have about confidentiality at anytime.
No details about you will be disclosed without your consent, unless there are exceptional circumstances
such as a risk to your safety or that of others.

Record keeping

Appropriate electronic and hard copy records are kept of contact details, appointments and any follow
up actions. These are stored securely and are only accessible to the MHAs and their authorised line manager.
Students have a right to ask the University what personal data is held about them. Guidance on how to do
this is given here Access to Personal Information.
Any questions in this regard can be discussed with the MHA or Terezia Brunklaus -


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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?
How long or how often can I see an MHA?

​Contact us

For further information email

Mental Health Advisers  (Angus) – Merchiston & Craiglockhart campuses  (Leah) – Merchiston, Craiglockhart & Sighthill campuses | Edinburgh Napier Mobile App