University Counselling Services in Scotland: Insights and Perspectives Following the Covid-19 Pandemic
This independent research report provides an updated overview of Scottish University Counselling Services. First, the report summarises the landscape of provision within University Counselling Services in Scotland. It identifies the range of internal and external services and support offered by universities. Second, the demand for student counselling across universities is examined. Third, the utilisation of University Counselling services in regard to presenting problems and usage differences based on students’ gender, ethnicity, and year of study, is summarised. The role of the Scottish Government in improving student mental health through funded initiatives is also examined. Lastly, based on the findings of this report, recommendations are made for improving Scottish University Counselling Services.