Mental Health

During your time at university, you may experience personal and emotional issues that impact on your academic work and your enjoyment of university life. 

The following support services are available to you, should this situation arise.

Mental Health First Aid

NHS Scotland describes Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) as being “like any other type of first aid, the help given to a person before appropriate professional help or treatment can be obtained”. The main difference is that it is the initial support for someone who needs support for a mental health issue rather than a physical one”

It is important to appreciate that Mental Health First Aid is not designed to treat or offer longterm support for mental health issues, but to help an individual through the immediate distress and assist and guide them to appropriate professional help.

Find our more and who the Mental Health First Aiders are at Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Counselling & Psychological Services

Counselling and Psychological Services offer a confidential space for you to explore and reflect on these issues without being judged, and to help you develop ways of overcoming your difficulties.

Partnership with Health Assured

The University has partnered with Health Assured to deliver a 24 hour, confidential service to support students with a wide variety of issues.

All University students can access the free confidential helpline on 0800 028 3766 or using the App to discuss any difficulties they may be facing. Help is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with counsellors on hand to provide guidance and help students work through any concerns.

This service is designed to operate alongside the existing provision from our internal counselling and support teams. Colleagues at Health Assured have been provided with details of internal services and will signpost students as required.

Log into the Health Assured website, using the username and password below

Username: Glasgow

Password: GrowReadSupport


Download the App on iOS

Download the App on Android  

App code:   MHA240962

Glasgow University Nightline

Nightline is a confidential telephone support and information service run for students, by trained student volunteers run by the Glasgow University SRC. Available Monday to Friday from 7pm till 7am during term time. 

Contact them on +44(0) 141 334 9516.  You can also find them online at

Peer Wellbeing Support

Peer Wellbeing Support is a confidential, student-led listening service. It allows students to talk and share their problems, and receive support from trained Peer Wellbeing Supporters.

SRC Advice Centre

The SRC's Advice Centre is an advice, information and representation service provided by the SRC for all Glasgow University students. The Advice Centre offer free and confidential advice on wide range of subjects.

Please note: If you have had a diagnosis of a mental health condition for six months or longer, you can contact the Disability Service for additional support.