Be supported

Picnic table and benches by the loch, Edinburgh Campus

Look after yourselves, and one another. We know just how challenging this year has been and are here to help you settle into a new year and navigate a post-coronavirus world, whatever that may look like. Looking after your mental health and wellbeing has never been so vital, and it’s important to speak to someone and get support if you are feeling anxious. All services are available online.

Our Counsellors, Disability Advisors and Student experience team continue to support you with one to one appointments and group sessions: Sessions will be mainly online, but we will run face to face appointments and sessions in the new academic year. For more details, see our Student Wellbeing Services page.

Get in touch with the Advice Hub at the Student Union to speak to one of our advisors both online and in person from the start of next semester.

Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall) is a 24/7, anonymous mental health and wellbeing support site which is free for all Heriot-Watt students. It’s a safe space where you can talk about your thoughts and feelings, as well as learn skills and techniques to improve and manage your mental health.

Res Life team: Students living on our campus accommodation are also welcomed to come for a chat with a member of the friendly and approachable Res life team, where we have Mental Health First Aiders and team members trained in 'Safe talk' and they are always happy to talk.

Our NHS University Health Centre and Dental Practice on our Edinburgh Campus is available for students living on campus or in the City of Edinburgh, and there is no waiting list so make sure you register with the Centre on arrival. Please note, that testing for Covid-19 will not be run through the Health Centre.

Chaplaincy: Our popular Chaplaincy on our Edinburgh campus promotes spiritual and social wellbeing and is open to everyone.  All students are welcome to use its facilities, which include a lounge, dining room and kitchen, with table tennis, pool and table football, as well as the Chapel. The Chaplaincy also organises social and cultural events and regular social meals.

Worried about your future? Our Careers and Graduate Futures will be running a full service, predominantly online – but there will be a friendly face to help inspire your future career when circumstances allow: Helping you hit the ground running and find employment, like 95% of our graduates.

We look forward to seeing you! Stay safe, and don’t forget we are here to support you, every step of the way.