Every year 1 in 4 people in Scotland experience mental ill health. While it is often quite easy to notice when your physical health changes the symptoms of mental ill health can sometimes be overlooked – by both ourselves and those around us.
Finding out more about mental ill health, what to look out for and how to help, is a step in the right direction. Below are a range of Scotland based and UK wide organisations which don’t specifically focus on students, but offer a range of mental health services, resources and information.
Find general support for mental health
Nightline offers a unique listening service, run by students, providing emotional support and information to students across the country.
Provide a range of mental health support, advice and information services.
Mental health information, support, research and campaigning.
Find a local counselling or therapy service or read personal experiences of accessing support.
A useful resource developed by young people. The website allows people to create a plan for a visit to a GP to discuss their mental health, and also contains lots of useful information and advice.
Lots of information, resources and stories of recovery from mental ill health.
A series of mental wellbeing audio guides that could help to boost your mood.
A place for people to share knowledge, experience and research to encourage practical action that can support better mental health and wellbeing.
Scottish charity providing help, resources, information and support around mental ill health and campaigning on behalf of people with mental health problems.
A UK wide mental health charity with a great selection of podcasts, videos, inspiring stories and information about getting help.
Aye Mind has worked in collaboration with young people and workers to bring together a suite of positive digital resources.
Scotland's national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination.
Scotland's largest provider of relationship counselling and family mediation
Free online counselling for young people through online chat- available for people aged up to 25.
Find an external counsellor or service near you.