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 Counselling & Mental Wellbeing

If you are concerned about a student’s wellbeing or if you are a student who is worried about your own wellbeing and need to discuss an urgent issue please contact the service on and also the Head of the Service Terezia Brunklaus .

Please note that we are not funded or designed to deliver a mental health crisis service but we will endeavour to offer support and guidance within the parameters of what we are able to deliver.

Please do not contact Counsellors or Mental Health Advisers directly in these circumstances, as depending on their availability and working hours, they might not be able to assist.

If you are a staff member and you are concerned about a student’s wellbeing please contact your manager also to ensure safeguarding procedures are followed.​

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.


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

Wellbeing & Exam Advice Drop-in

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.

Drop-in sessions will be running on the dates below. To attend, please head to the iPoint waiting area. Each drop-in session will be 20 minutes long and will be run on a first come first served basis. 

Thursday 19 April (Craiglockhart) 10am - 12noon

Monday 23 April (Merchiston) 10am - 12noon

Wednesday 2 May (Sighthill) 10am - 12noon

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  30 Apr ​10 Apr ​18 Apr ​26 Apr
May​ ​28 May ​8 May ​16 May ​24 May

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

If you have a compliant regarding the counselling or mental wellbeing service’s quality please contact Head of the Counselling and Mental Wellbeing Service Terezia Brunklaus on or Head of Wellbeing and Inclusion Mark Wilkinson on 

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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