PF Counselling and Edinburgh Students

Supporting Edinburgh Students

Being a student in Edinburgh should be enjoyable and interesting, but it can also be a difficult and stressful time for some people.

We recommend all students turn first to their university or college for the support they need.  You will find links to these services further down this page.

PF Counselling Service

The PF provides counselling to many students every year.  However, sometimes you need to wait for several weeks before starting, or you may find the waiting list is closed for a while.

  • Have a look at our Resources pages – these give details of other services and self-help options which you may be able to access more quickly, and while you are waiting for counselling.

Before submitting our Counselling Request form, please consider:

  • Will you still be in need of counselling (and in Edinburgh) in a few weeks’ time?
  • Are you clear what days and times you will be available to come for regular appointments every week until your counselling is complete?
  • What would be an affordable donation for you to make at each session?

Help Coping with Student Life

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has published a very useful guide on How to Cope with Student Life which many students have found helpful. It covers such things as:

  • How can I manage the demands of my course?
  • How do I deal with exams and assessments?
  • How can I de-stress?
  • How do I cope with the student lifestyle?
  • What if my mental health gets worse?
  • How can friends and family help?

You can download the guide from the SAHM website by clicking here.

University and College Student Counselling and Support

All universities and colleges are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their students.  They provide a range of services and resources which varies depending on where you are studying.

Click on your logo below to be taken to further information about student counselling and support at your university or college:

University of Edinburgh Student Counselling    Napier University Student Counselling    Heriot Watt University Student Counselling    Queen Margaret University Student Counselling    Edinburgh College Student Support