Need to talk to someone?

There are a number of different support services available to students at Glasgow Caledonian University. If you need to talk to someone about mental health and wellbeing, the webpage below outlines different support services for GCU students, and how to access each of these.

GCU Counselling Team

Our qualified and experienced counsellors/therapists are here to support all University students as part of the Student Wellbeing Service. Many students benefit from exploring their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours in the confidential counselling setting.

You can get in touch with the counselling team through email at, and find out further information at the Counselling Webpages too.
If you would like to meet with someone in the team, please complete an first appointment form. 

Disability Team

The Disability Team provides advice, information and services to disabled students and applicants. Each year, around 10% of all GCU students disclose a disability. This includes students with long term medical conditions, sensory impairment, mental ill-health, physical impairments, specific learning disabilities (for example dyslexia) and students on the autism spectrum.

You can get in touch with the Disability team through email at , and find out further information at the Disability Webpages too.
If you would like to meet with someone in the team, please disclose your needs by completing a Self Assessment Questionnaire.  

Student Wellbeing Adviser

The Student Wellbeing Adviser works with students who have wellbeing concerns and ensures they have meaningful face-to-face contact in a timely manner. They work with all teams in the service to ensure a student receives appropriate support and signposting.

The student wellbeing adviser can also help you find out what opportunities are available and help students get more involved at the University. They also are the key point of contact for student carers and trans students.

You can get in touch with the student wellbeing adviser through email at

Mental Health Adviser

Our Mental Health Advisers works alongside the disability service and counselling service, but it is not their role to be a counsellor. They will be able to support and encourage you to consider your rights and think about any additional resources which may help you to access education.  The Mental Health Adviser will be able to co-ordinate support for students with mental health difficulties and act as a point of contact for the duration of your studies.

You can get in touch with a mental health adviser through email at and find out further information at the Mental Health Webpages too.


Togetherall is a 24/7 online global community, where individuals can access support from trained professionals. You can use Togetherall as a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.

Find out more at the Togetherall Resource section on our self-help webpage, or at Togetherall's webpage. 

GCU Students' Association's Student Advisers

The Advice Centre provides a free, non-judgemental and confidential service to all GCU students.

They represent and promote the interests of both individual students and the student body as a whole and we operate independently to the University.
The Advice Centre exists to help students obtain accurate information on all the services and rights to which they are entitled and to provide support, mediation, advocacy and representation where appropriate.
You can get in touch with the Student Advisers at the Advice Centre through email at, and find out further information at the Students' Association webpages. 

Speaking to your GP

It's not always easy to start a conversation about your personal feelings with your GP – someone you may hardly know. And it can be especially hard when you're not feeling well. But it's usually the first step towards working out what kind of treatment and support might help you.

MIND have a resource on how to have a conversation with your GP about your mental health at their webpages.