Mental and Emotional Health

Click below to learn more about what is on offer at your institution to assist you with maintaining your mental and emotional health during your PhD.

Most universities also have a student Nightline service, which is a confidential, anonymous, non-judgmental, non-directive and non-advisory support services run by students for students. Please note that in many institutions this is only available during undergraduate term time.

Abertay University

University of Dundee
Edinburgh Napier University University of Edinburgh
Glasgow School of Art University of Glasgow
Heriot-Watt University University of St Andrews
Queen Margaret University University of Stirling
Robert Gordon University University of Strathclyde
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland University of the Highlands & Islands
University of Aberdeen University of the West of Scotland
Glasgow Caledonian University  

External Resources

The links here are provided as additional support. Please note, health-related information provided on these links should not be used for diagnostic purposes - if you have any concerns about your health, you should see your GP. Information and views provided in blogs or similar sites contain the views and opinions of those individuals. Including the links does not indicate that SGSAH endorses the content or views expressed.

General Resources

  • Anxiety UK – National charity for those affected by anxiety, contains lots of helpful information. Information line also available Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, call on 08444 775 774.
  • Mind - Mental health charity, offering advice and support.
  • Mood Gym - Online self-help for depression and anxiety.
  • Mood Juice - A NHS site designed to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions.
  • NHS Mood Zone - NHS information on stress, anxiety and depression.
  • The Calm Zone - Charity offering advice and support for those considering or affected by male suicide.
  • OK Rehab - Website that offers guidance and support for people experiencing problems with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health problems.

Support for Students