Helping a Friend

If someone's physical safety is in danger or they are in need medical assistance, please call 999. If you need to speak to someone in Student Services after the office is closed, you can call Out of Hours on 01334 476161 and ask for the warden on duty. If you live in halls, you can contact your own hall's duty warden.


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Resources in St Andrews

  • Student Services - 01334 462020, book online, email, 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.
  • St Andrews Nightline - 01334 46 2266, instant messenger, or
    • 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
    • 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 circumstances.
  • Listening skills workshops
    • The Peer Support Network holds frequent 1-hour training sessions to develop listening skills and teach students how to signpost to other services. These are often offered to societies, but open workshops take place as well. Send an email to peersupport@ to inquire about upcoming dates.
    • Student Services' Weekly Wellbeing Workshops take place all semester long and usually involve at least one workshop on how to support a friend with a mental health issue.
  • The Chaplaincy - 01334 (46)2866 or (46)2492, or
    • ‌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.



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