Disability & Wellbeing Service Mental health and wellbeing support

The Disability & Wellbeing Service has a range of advisers with specialist expertise in mental health, counselling, health and disability. We offer a broad range of support to students experiencing emotional, mental health and wellbeing issues, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • one-to-one mental health and wellbeing assessment
  • counselling
  • cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • group therapies
  • our online mental health support programme, SilverCloud
  • mindfulness-based stress reduction programmes

Emergency and wellbeing contact

The University of Strathclyde is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our student community. As part of our commitment to supporting student mental health and wellbeing, all students are asked during registration each year to provide additional details of a trusted individual to be their ‘wellbeing contact’. Find out about our consent to contact.

The Disability & Wellbeing Service would strongly encourage you to contact your GP urgently should you consider yourself to be at risk, or require medical treatment.

If you feel that you need help now, please contact your GP. Your GP can provide further assessment of your symptoms, discuss treatment options and refer you to Specialist Services. If your GP is closed, their answerphone will direct you to the appropriate support service, or you can call NHS 24 on 111.

First aid

The University Security staff are qualified to provide first aid on campus 24 hours a day and can be contacted on +44 (0)141 548 2222 or dial 2222 from any internal phone.


If it's an emergency situation, the following Emergency Services are available:

  • Campus Security via calling +44 (0)141 548 2222
  • Emergency Services via calling 999
  • Accident and Emergency Service nearest to the University is the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Castle Street, Glasgow G4
  • NHS 24 on 111 for Health Information and Self Care Advice

If you need to talk to someone, below are a list of supports that are available:

  • Samaritans Glasgow 116 123 or email  jo@samaritans.org anytime
  • Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87 (all weekend and Monday to Friday 6pm to 2am)
  • Nightline 0141 334 9516 (for students and staffed by local student volunteers) someone to talk to and will often be able to help with general information questions (Monday to Friday 7pm to 7am, during term time)
  • It may also be helpful for you to talk to a friend or family member
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Hear to Listen

Hear to Listen is a service offering friendly, non-judgemental, confidential, wellbeing support. It's delivered in person and online.

It's a safe space where students can find someone to talk to, to offload their worries, or be signposted to additional support if needed. This is not counselling, direction, or intervention. It's pastoral support, offering a listening ear to anyone who wants it. Even if it’s just to chat because someone is new to Strathclyde and still getting to know people and the campus.

Listeners are on hand from 1pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday in the Union. Our base is near the Voice office on the first floor, opposite the main entrance. We also have private rooms available for one-to-one chats.

We offer one-to-one drop-in support sessions on Zoom from 6pm to 8pm seven days a week. We provide contact, listening, and signposting for students who find it easier to discuss their concerns online. It's also helpful for those students who are not on campus. Please visit the Strathclyde Students Union website for further information.