Mental health and wellbeing


Looking after your health and wellbeing will help you study better, and when you’re happy and full of energy you’ll have more fun, and make the most of your student experience with us. We are aware of the stigma surrounding mental health and understand this can prevent a student from disclosing or engaging with additional support. We have a range of support available to you during your studies with us.

Often, stressors in our lives can be resolved with some practical guidance and welfare advice. These are available to students with a range of emotional, psychological, personal, or mental health difficulties.

Counselling service

There are times as a student when life can be challenging. You may be faced with difficulties and need to seek out personal advice for a variety of reasons. Our Counselling Service offers you a professional and friendly place to go in order to discuss your problems further and receive support and assistance.

You can make an appointment with one of the Student Guidance Staff and, from here, you’ll be put in touch with a counsellor for discrete and confidential advice. For more information email:

UHI also has a 24/7 mental health phoneline. The phone lines are staffed by trained counsellors and psychotherapists, and students can ring or use WhatsApp/SMS to reach out. Click here for more information >

  • Phone: 0800 031 8227
  • Text ‘Hi’ to WhatsApp or SMS: 07418 360780

The Wellbeing Bar

Our Wellbeing Bar supports our students mental health and wellbeing. We run wellbeing sessions throughout the year and can refer you to our counselling service or other organisations such as the Moray Wellbeing Hub.

Get in touch:

Other support

  • Reach out to Student Services who can offer counselling and ongoing support and linking you to a specialist organisation such as the Moray Wellbeing Hub.
  • You may ask for support through your PAT or other academic tutors, they can advise you on academic issues and signpost you to available support.
  • If you are staying in one of our Halls of Residence you may need ask for support through the Residence teams. Further information and contact details are available in your halls of residence.
  • The NHS healthpoint is a free drop-in service available to all students and staff where you can get advice and support on a number of health concerns, such as contraception, mental health, support to stop smoking, long term condisitions such as diabetes, and much more. Pop in and chat to Katrina every Wednesday between 9:30am - 12:30pm & 1pm - 2:30pm in the AGBC Community Hub (room beside the Hay Street Sunninghill entrance).
  • HISA, our Students Association is always happy to help. HISA offer support to all students around a range of issues and can help to talk over any of your difficulties together with signposting you to those that can help further. HISA also host a range of sporting events and activities and can let you know what is happening at your campus.
  • You can access a 24/7 out of hours mental health support line via Spectrum.Life. All calls are answered by clinically trained counsellors or psychotherapists.
  • There is also a Health and Wellbeing Facebook page which offers a wealth of support, advice and information around all matters related to wellbeing and student life.
  • Think Positive is NUS Scotland’s student mental health project. If you are looking for mental health support, the Think Positive Hub brings together support services available to students in Scotland. You can also find all of the projects, resources and news relating to student mental health in Scotland together in one place.
  • You may also find following the Student Minds blog useful. The Student Minds blog is the biggest blog in the UK dedicated to student mental health and university life.
  • The See Me programme aims to enable people who experience mental health problems to live fulfilled lives. See Me is Scotland's programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. They are funded by Scottish Government and Comic Relief and are managed by SAMH and the Mental Health Foundation.
  • We work in partnership with the Moray Wellbeing Hub to help you live life to the full, check out their resources: