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The Student Counselling & Mental Wellbeing team offers a range of support and advice for students who are experiencing stress, anxiety or other mental health issues due to personal circumstances or academic pressures.

Remember to ask for help if you need it. It’s better to do this as soon as you realise things are getting difficult. We are an approachable team and we want you to feel supported as we know it can make a real difference.

What Support is Available?

  • Counselling
  • Mental Health Advice
  • Mindfulness
  • Wellbeing Advice  and Mindfulness Drop-ins

Counselling

Our Counsellors offer:

Short term Counselling including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What can you expect?

Engaging in counselling offers you the space to explore, process and set goals relating to all aspects of your time as a student. It can help you to build emotional resilience when dealing with feelings, such as anxiety and depression. You can benefit from support and opportunities to explore personal and relationship difficulties and to develop new resources and coping strategies in a safe space. With your permission they can also liaise with other Wellbeing and Inclusion staff, academics, other professional services, external agencies and GP’s.

We will offer a first appointment where we will assess your needs together and find the most suitable support either within our team or external to the University. If suitable for counselling we can offer 5 counselling appointments 

Contact counselling@napier.ac.uk​ or call 0131 455 2459

Click here​ to register for counselling.

Mental Health Advisers

Our Mental Health Advisers offer:

Our Mental Health Advisers can support you over your whole time here as a student – with meetings tailored to your needs. We work alongside you to help you manage your mental health to promote your mental health and wellbeing in a practical way.

Advisers will guide you to learn strategies and new approaches to support your wellbeing and offer you practical and emotional support as well as a safe space to talk. With your permission they can also liaise with other Wellbeing and Inclusion staff, academics, other professional services, external agencies and GP’s.

We will offer a first appointment where we will assess your needs together and find the most suitable support either within our team or external to the University. If suitable for a mental health adviser we can offer ongoing appointments on a less frequent basis e.g. 6 weekly or less 

Contact mentalhealthadviser@napier.ac.uk​

Click he​re​​ to register with a mental health adviser.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a mind-body approach to addressing and managing stress and anxiety. It is based on traditional meditation practices that emphasise present moment awareness rather than worrying about the future or regretting the past. Mindfulness is widely used across the globe in many different settings and there is strong research evidence in helping people to better manage stress, anxiety and depressive illness.

You can access Mindfulness Drop-in sessions​ as well as signing up for regular Mindfulness programme during term time.

Contact counselling@napier.ac.uk​ or call 0131 455 2459

Wellbeing Advice Drop-ins

We run Wellbeing and Mindfulness drop-ins for more information please see our drop-in page.

For more information about our services see our FAQs​.

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