Welfare

Geography Support

Geography Student Support Coordinator – Alex Solomon, the Geography student support coordinator can be your first port of call for any issues you may have. You can contact Alex at ssc-geography@ed.ac.uk She is also hosting drop-in sessions at 10-11am every weekday.

GeogPals is a student run group to help with academic pressures and questions, aiming to be a student support for Geography students. They are running online events throughout the semester, you find more information about their events and resources on their Facebook page

EUSA offers the Advice Place as a service that offers support and advice for any problem you may have. EUSA societies page shows a list of all societies that students can join, a great way to meet people and make friends

University Support

Edinburgh University Nightline is a service run by students to listen to whatever you may want to talk about. This isn’t an advice service. This service is open 8pm to Midnight every night of term time. They also offer a service via their instant messaging, visit their website to find out more.

Edinburgh University Counselling Service is a good port of call for all problems you may be having. You are eligible to 4 sessions, and you apply using the self-referral form on the website.

Chaplaincy offers a listening service which is not specific to any religion. It is open to all faiths (including none) and allows students to talk about anything. They also run workshops on mindfulness and offer a variety of different services. Check out the chaplaincy website for more information.

Student Disability Service provides support for students with all sorts of health conditions, helping students with specific requirements they may need for their studies.

Non-University Support

Cruise Bereavement Scotland: call them on 0808 802 6161

Health in Mind offers a range of types of support and services, call on 0131 225 8508

Mind signposts you to different resources and organisations to help with more specific problems

Samaritans, call on 116 123 for their 24-hour helpline

Switchboard is an LGBT+ helpline, call them on 03003 300 630 between 10am-10pm or email chris@switchboard.lgbt

Non-University Support

Rape Crisis, call on 08088 01 03 02 from 6pm-midnight every day

The Survivors Trust, call on 08088 010 818

The Red Cross, call on 0808 196 3651

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) help and support for anyone with alcohol problems, call on 0800 9177 650

Addaction (We Are With You) supports people with drug, alcohol or mental health problems, and their friends and family

Gamblers Anonymous is a support groups for anyone wanting to stop gambling, email them at info@gamblersanonymous.org.uk or call on 0330 094 0322

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