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Student’s mental health

Here you can find factsheets tips and information, links to local colleges and universities, videos, organisations and services in Edinburgh related to student’s mental health.

The following resources can help you understand mental health and wellbeing difficulties and discover different strategies to manage these while you are studying.  

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This factsheet from Rethink Mental Illness contains information about why studying can both benefit and negatively impact your mental health, as well as the type of support that is available to you.

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information on a range of difficulties affecting college and university students.

Resources for LGBTQ+ students from Student Minds     

Stress management tips for students from Psych Central

Top 10 stress management techniques for students from Very Well Mind

Exam stress: 8 tips to cope with exam anxiety from Save the Student

Student stress: self-help tips from NHS UK

Students: 10 ways to beat stress from Nane Steinhoff at the Guardian

Tips for wellbeing from York University       

Student mental health tips from Mind

How to cope with student life from Mind and Student Minds

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing from Student Minds

4 signs of burnout in your teen (This is a commercial website)

Local colleges and universities

Here you can find mental health and wellbeing information from local colleges and universities in Edinburgh.

Student support at Edinburgh college          

Mental health difficulties support at Heriot-Watt University   

Health and Wellbeing at Edinburgh University

Wellbeing and Inclusion at Napier University

Wellbeing Service at Queen Margaret University

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to student’s mental health:

Think Positive       


Student Minds*      

Student Space*

*these websites are based in England. Some of the services listed won’t be accessible to students located in Scotland.

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.

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