It is well documented that one in four people in Scotland will experience mental health difficulties, and many more will know someone experiencing mental health difficulties at some point in their life.
At UWS we take the mental health and wellbeing of our staff and students seriously and wish to signpost those seeking information and support, towards help.
Below you will find links to a number of external websites and apps that offer help and support around mental health and general wellbeing suitable for anyone.
This crisis messenger texting service for U25s offers a trained response within 5 minutes of a text being sent.
In a crisis obtain help by phoning the emergency services by dialling 999, on campus dial 222 for a first aider, contact your GP, or contact NHS 24 by dialling 111.
This app is designed for teenagers and young adults who want help with feelings of anxiety. The language and interface is simple, it provides some useful information about what anxiety is and helpful strategies to try to tackle it. There is also a nice quick tips section for use in panicky situations. And it's useful for adults too.
A guide for partners, carers and suffers of depression (VIDEO)