10 October is World Mental Health Day - an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Mental health problems can affect anybody at any time. World Mental Health Day is a time to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.
Edinburgh Napier University offers a range of services to support students:
Wellbeing & Inclusion Team
The Student Wellbeing & Inclusion Team offer services to help you feel content, healthy and supported. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, their face-to-face services have been paused, but support is still available online. You can find out more on myNapier.
Counselling & Mental Wellbeing
If you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health, drop the Counselling & Mental Wellbeing Team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 455 2459. The team operates 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and is a non-crisis service. The team offers the following support:
- Service Assessment
- Therapeutic Support
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mental Health Advice
- Wellbeing Drop-In Advice
- Mindfulness Drop-ins
If you need to speak to someone urgently outside of office hours, please consult emergency and out of hours support.
Togetherall is an online community for mental health support. It is available 24 hours a day, every day, and can provide you with resources and access to an anonymous online community who will be sharing their own experiences and ideas about how best to cope.
Register for free using your University e-mail address. https://togetherall.com/
Settling in and Managing Wellbeing at University Workshop
Feeling overwhelmed starting University during a Pandemic? Don't know where to start with what you need to know? Need some help managing change and your wellbeing? You’re not alone! Watch this online Wellbeing Workshop which was held recorded earlier in the year.
Sleep Management Workshop
The Sleep Management workshop explores briefly why we sleep, the cycles of sleep and how much sleep a person might need. It identifies behaviours and habits, which may negatively impact on our sleep, as well as identifying those which may encourage better sleep management. Using a CBT framework, it will guide us through some practical exercises around helping to manage worry and its impact on sleep. Finally, the workshop highlights some additional self-help strategies and resources around promoting a better sleep. You can watch this pre-recorded workshop here.
If you are have any course-related issues, or are feeling stressed out or anxious about any welfare-related problem, such as financial difficulty or accommodation issues, remember that ENSA offers a free advice service. Our professional advisers can talk you through your options so you can make an informed decision on your best course of action. To make an appointment call 0131 229 8791 or e-mail email@example.com.
Other Sources of Help
There are also some great sources of help available that are not affiliated with Edinburgh Napier University:
- Breathing Space - This is a confidential helpline for anyone who feels overwhelmed and needs someone to listen. Find out more at breathingspace.scot/
- Nightline - Confidential telephone and instant messaging helpline run by students for students. All volunteers are trained. Find out more at ednightline.com/
- Samaritans - Confidential 24 hour helpline by trained volunteers for anyone feeling overwhelmed. Find out more at samaritans.org
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation website offers some great tips and advice for good mental health and wellbeing in their online publications. Here are some you may want to check out:
Spending some time walking outdoors can be a great way unwind and get away from the stresses of everyday life. Edinburgh has lots of great walking routes in and around the city, so why not check some out?
You can find some routes on Visit Scotland.
There are also some great routes on this blog.