Health and wellbeing


We understand that your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing are important in helping you to make the most out of your time at university. Staying healthy, both physically and mentally, means you can remain focused on your studies, achieve your full potential and enjoy the experience of being a student. Our Student Wellbeing Services provide a range of support, guidance, counselling and coaching sessions to help students to be their best.

University can be a challenge sometimes, so it is always better to share what's going on and ask questions rather than let things get on top of you. Nobody knows this better than students who have been through it all themselves. Heriot-Watt provides an innovative global support service for students: a team of student success advisors, all of whom are recent graduates. Our Student Success Advisors can provide advice even before you first step foot at university and provide wellbeing activities for all stages of study.

Our wellbeing activities give you the opportunity to take a small break from busy university life to focus on your own physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you want to meet other students or find techniques to overcome any stress or anxiety – we offer a wide range of activities and workshops. Find a full schedule of activities here.

If you want to manage mindfulness on the move, then you're in luck. Watt About Your Wellbeing? is a brand-new podcast for Heriot-Watt students to allow you to focus on your wellbeing. In this podcast, you will learn how to practise mindfulness, manage stress and anxiety and tips for successful studying.

Heriot-Watt students also have free access to Togetherall. It provides a safe space online to talk, to explore your feelings, and to learn how to improve and manage your mental health and wellbeing. It's available 24/7, is totally anonymous and provides online peer support.