Information about our services

The Student Wellbeing Service exists to support and advise you in a number of ways. This includes providing support for students who may require additional support throughout their time at university; for reasons including feeling under stress, suffering from homesickness, mental health issues, or having difficulties with their course due to a disability.

We offer disability, counselling, mental health, and wellbeing support to help you to be successful in your studies. We do this in a variety of ways such as one to one appointments, group sessions and workshops.

Counselling Service

Some of the most common issues which students ask for help with are low mood, anxiety, and relationship problems.  Many students benefit from exploring their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours in the confidential counselling setting.

The service is staffed by a team of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists working with a variety of approaches. Most students meet with their counsellor or therapist for a series of anywhere between 1 and 6 weekly appointments.

Disability Team

The Disability Team provides advice, information and services to disabled students and applicants. This includes students with long term medical conditions, sensory impairment, mental health difficulties, physical impairment, specific learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia) and students on the autism spectrum. The Disability Team also provide support for alternative exam arrangements.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

We offer a range of support to students through our Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisers. Find out more about this service here. (link to roles?)

Groups, Workshops , Events and Projects

The GCU Wellbeing Team also offer a range of different groups and workshops to students at Glasgow Caledonian University to enhance their mental health and wellbeing. Information about these can be found on our Groups and Workshops page.

Moreover, throughout the year we work with both internal and external partners to provide a series of events for students and staff to learn more about, and enhance their mental health and wellbeing. This includes activities for University Mental Health Day, World Mental Health Day, and more.

Finally, our service also strive to take part in, further develop, and introduce projects which look at enhancing our student wellbeing. Currently, we are involved in various projects – including a Collaborative Cluster with the Quality Assurance Agency on Inclusive Curriculum Design.

If you have any questions about our upcoming events, groups, workshops or projects, please get in touch with Rachel Simpson (Project Officer for Student Mental Health.) [can this hyperlink to my email too? J Rachel.Simpson@GCU.ac.uk]