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In crisis now?

If you or the person you are concerned about is in immediate danger call:

999 – emergency services If you are in Hall of Residence you should also alert the Wardennial Team (evenings/weekends) or your Residential Services Manager (daytime during the week).

+44 (0)1334 462020 – The ASC (Advice and Support Centre) during office hours (9am to 7pm term-time and 9am to 5pm during breaks).

+44 (0)1334 468999 University's Security and Response Team (available 24/7).

If you are seriously unwell and need to speak to someone outside your GP surgery opening times, please call NHS24 by dialling 111 [please note from any landline in the University you must dial 1045, this then will connect straight to 111].

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or ending your life but do not feel you are at immediate risk:

  • You can come to Student Services to talk to one of our Advisers, Counsellors or Mental Health Co-ordinators.  You can drop in to make an appointment either at The ASC (The Advice and Support Centre) at 79 North Street, or our offices at Eden Court on The Scores.  

Phone: 01334 462020


Book an appointment via our Online Booking System

  • You can contact your GP - Pipeland Medical Centre         01334 476840

                                             - Blackfriars Medical Practice    01334 477477

Outside of normal office hours contact:

  • Nightline                 01334 46 2266
  • Breathing Space    0800 83 8587
  • Samaritans             08457 90 9090



You may find these books helpful:-

Coping in crisis


Healing the hurt within

Overcoming depression and low mood

(Please note:- Whilst Student Services has obtained permission to provide these links, we cannot accept responsibility for their content.)


Breathing Space





Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462020
Fax:01334 461716


Student services

Eden Court
The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462720
Fax:01334 464007

Eden Court location map

  • Book an Appointment online