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Worried about your mental health?

Statistics indicate that, at any given time, approximately 25% of the general population are experiencing some mental health issues. Recent research indicates also that the numbers are much higher for people enrolled in Higher Education than the general population. That said, symptoms of mental ill health are a normal part of student life for many.  Nonetheless, it is not a problem you need to deal with on your own.

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives and the majority of us will know someone who is dealing with a mental health condition. We all have to deal with periods of stress and anxiety and this can be a normal part of our everyday lives, but sometimes things can become more serious and start to impact on other areas of our lives.  You do not have to deal with things on your own. The good news is there is help and support available no matter what your own personal experience is – the important thing is to talk to someone.

You are welcome to come to (http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studentservices/ ) to talk to one of our Advisers or Counsellors, perhaps just for some initial advice or if you feel you want to take things further.  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.   Alternatively, you can:-

Phone: 01334 462020

Email: theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Book an appointment with a Support Adviser via our Online Booking System

And you can also contact your GP (http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/advice/health/doctors/ )

 

E-Books

You may find the following e-books helpful:-

50 ways to prevent and manage stress

Change your life with CBT : how cognitive behavioural therapy can transform your life

How to be your own therapist : a step-by-step guide and self-harm, and heal the emotional wounds

Loneliness, stress and well-being : a helper's guide

Overcoming anxiety, stress, and panic : a five areas approach

Overcoming depression and low mood : a five areas approach

The stress-free guide to studying at university : a student's guide towards a better life

Unleash your dreams : tame your hidden fears and live the life you were meant to live

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

 

Useful Websites

Living Life to the Full

Student Services has invested in this online package with E-Books, videos and worksheets.  If you would like to talk about the material or have questions, then please contact the Support Advice Team at Student Services.

http://www.samh.org.uk/

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfoforall

http://www.scottishrecovery.net/

Mental Welfare Commission

Bipolar Scotland (National Organisation)

Student Services

To contact Student Services, 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.   Alternatively, you can:-

Phone: 01334 462020

Email: theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Contact

The ASC

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

Tel: 01334 462020
Fax:01334 461716

Contact

Student services

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

Tel: 01334 462720
Fax:01334 464007

Eden Court location map

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