mental health services

St Andrews

  • Student Services - 01334 462020, book online, email theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk, or stop by the ASC
    • Acting as the first port of call for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Student Services offers a range of services and can be approached with any question, concern, worry or suggestion. The “ASC” or Advice and Support Centre on North Street acts as the front door to Student Services, giving information on any student matter.
    • Student Services hold weekly Wellbeing Workshops throughout the semester to provide students with the knowledge and information to be able to help themselves and others. Through presentations, small group discussions, individual and group exercises you will have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills and strategies.
    • Student Services also offers Mindfulness Mondays every week at 5pm in Eden Court. You can drop in, and they're free! 
  • St Andrews Nightline - 01334 46 2266, instant messenger, or nightline@st-andrews.ac.uk
    • Nightline is a student-run, confidential and anonymous listening and information service. Their aim is to provide a safe space for students to speak about anything on their mind in a non-directive, judgment-free environment. Listening volunteers are available by phone, IM and email every night that halls are open, except over the university’s summer holidays. IM services are available from 8pm to 12am, and phone and email are open from 8pm to 7am every night.
  • StAnd Together Peer Support Network peersupport@st-andrews.ac.uk
    • The Peer Support Network is a one-to-one meet-up service open to any student looking for a little extra company and support during their time at St Andrews. The network is made up of student volunteers trained in listening skills. They are available for a coffee and a chat, or to accompany students to events or society activities. Meet-ups are commonly once a week for an hour or so, but can be tailored to your individual circumstanc
  • The Chaplaincy - 01334 (46)2866 or (46)2492, or chaplaincy@st-andrews.ac.uk
    • ‌The Chaplaincy team offer pastoral care for any student, regardless of faith or philosophy of life. This could be a sympathetic, confidential listening ear, support in emotional issues, a safe place to explore questions of faith or sexuality, someone to talk to in a crisis, or support when all else fails

 

National

  • Samaritans - 116 123 or jo@samaritans.org
    • Samaritans offers a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
  • Mind, the mental health charity
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • Student Minds - The UK's student mental health charity
  • Rehab 4 Alcoholism - 0800 111 4108
    • a free and impartial helpline for people troubled with drug and alcohol issues.  Rehab 4 Alcoholism aims to save lives by stopping addiction before it becomes too late.