University and community support services

You can refer yourself to University and community support services or discuss support options with your School's Student Support Team

You can access any of these services directly.

Health, well-being and mental health

Health and Support Information - Information about accessing NHS healthcare as a student, arrange learning adjustments if you have a disability, and find out how the University can support your health and wellbeing.

TogetherAll (formerly Big White Wall) - an online mental health and wellbeing support network available 24/7, guided by trained professionals: peer support, courses and self-care resources

Chaplaincy - a safe and welcoming space for people of all faiths and none

Feeling Good App - a self-help mental skills training programme teaching how to calm the mind and develop a positive mindset for increasing wellbeing, recovery from stress, worry and low mood, and for greater emotional resilience

Health in Mind Wellbeing Line - a telephone service for young people aged 16-25 living in the Lothians and Scottish Borders to speak about the impact of Covid-19 on their lives; Freephone 0808 801 0614 Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 2pm-6pm, and 11am-3pm at the weekend

Nightline - a confidential and non-judgmental support and information service run by students for students, open 8pm to 8am

SilverCloud - online CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) programmes for depression and anxiety

Sport & Exercise - information on the University of Edinburgh's sport and exercise facilities, classes, workshops, courses, events, and support for physical activity

Student Counselling Service - support for students' mental health using short-term counselling, workshops, referral to other services, and self-help resources


The Advice Place - The University of Edinburgh Students' Association's service offering independent and confidential advice on academic regulations, money, accommodation, crime, harassment and complaints

Disability and Learning Support Service - support and advice for students with a disability, learning difficulty, or health condition that impacts on study

Student Immigration Service -  support for international students, advice on visas, information on opportunities to study or work abroad

Institute for Academic Development - study and research skills development resources and support for students 


Accommodation Services - information on University and private accommodation in Edinburgh

Careers Service - information, advice and guidance on career planning and development and applying for work, offering individual appointments, online resources and workshops

Childcare - information on childcare services and support for student parents

Student Finance - information on costs and financial support for university study

The A to Z of student services provides a full list of student support services:

A to Z of student services