This is a really tough time for everyone and we’re here to help you.

The mental health and wellbeing of students in universities up and down the country, has been a growing concern in recent years and uncertainty, anxiety and thoughts of isolation have been made worse since the onset of COVID-19. We also know that many people don’t share how they’re feeling until they reach crisis point.

You are not alone; we are here for you

Mental health is like physical health, we all have to look after it, particularly at the moment. Feeling anxious just now is a completely normal response to what is an abnormal situation. We know it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the moment, and no one should feel worried about asking for support and help.

If something doesn’t feel right, don’t bottle it up, talk to someone now

We can help you develop strategies to manage the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety you may be experiencing
and help you find ways to deal with the challenges the pandemic is putting before us.


There are a number of different support services available at Glasgow Caledonian University.

If you need to talk to someone and are a student at the Glasgow campus, the Student Wellbeing Service offers confidential help to students.  If you are a student at GCU London, the  GCU London Student Wellbeing, Counselling and Disabilities service also offer confidential support. 
Students and staff at both campuses can also access support through Togetherall (which is a 24/7 support resource available), or explore self-help resources which have been complied by the Student Wellbeing Service for you.  

Urgent Help

It is not uncommon for people to feel at a crisis point and you are doing the right thing by seeking support and advice.

If the feeling is overwhelming or you feel so distressed that you have thoughts of harming yourself or you feel you are at risk of harming others then,

You need to:

Phone or visit your GP as soon as possible to tell them how you are feeling. To find your local GP, please follow this link.

If your GP surgery is closed, call NHS 24 on 111
Please note that the services provided by Glasgow Caledonian University, and this report and support system, are not intended to provide urgent crisis support. 

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