Health and Wellbeing

Created on: 14 Aug 2020 | Last modified: 12 Aug 2021

It is so important that you look after your mental health and wellbeing throughout your studies.

The EIS has an online resource to promote health and wellbeing for teachers. In addition to this resource, you may find the following links useful:

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Clear Your Head is a Scottish Government toolkit packed with ideas for self-care.

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The Mental Health Foundation offers practical resources around self-help and supporting others. The Foundation focuses on preventing the onset of mental health problems before they occur and supporting people to stay well.

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Breathing Space is a confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed.

Contact: 0800 838587

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) offers a variety of resources aimed at improving health and wellbeing in the workplace.

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Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has resources to improve your mental health, including information about mental health and the Equality Act 2010.

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Young Minds is a charity supporting the mental health of children and young people.


Samaritans is a free, confidential service for anyone experiencing mental health issues. The service also provides resources specifically for those working with young people.

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Education Support is a UK wide charity supporting people working in education, and offer a free helpline, staffed by counsellors.

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The NHS offers links to information about stress, anxiety, fear and panic, low mood, sadness and depression, loneliness mental health at work, and bereavement.

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The NUS and your local students union will also be able to provide you with more information on the support available to you whilst you are at university.


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a membership organisation that sets standards for therapeutic practice. Their online directory can be used to locate a professional counsellor, who will usually charge for their services.

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute, although an Australian website, it has a lot of resources, including practical toolkits (Psychological Toolkit).