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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 Student Services 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: +44 (0)1334 46 2020
Email: theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Book an appointment with a Support Adviser via our online booking system. Find out What to expect from your first appointment (PDF, 1,099 KB)

You can also contact your GP.

E-Books

If you or someone you know is going through a difficult time or coping with a condition or stressor, sometimes reading about these situations can help. Shelf Help provides a guide to self-help resources held by the library.

Useful Websites

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 (support.advice@st-andrews.ac.uk) at Student Services.

SAMH

Depression in adults - RCPsych

Scottish Recovery Network

Mental Welfare Commission

Bipolar disorder - Mind

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.

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2020
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: +44 (0)1334 46 2020
Fax:+44 (0)1334 46 1716

Contact

Student services

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

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2720
Fax:+44 (0)1334 46 4007

Eden Court location map

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