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University Counselling Service Falls Short

Edinburgh University’s counselling services offer short-term counselling and other therapies, ranging from four to six sessions per self-referral. The Student spoke to Edinburgh University students who have used the counselling…

“The services failed me”: investigation discovers university giving cold shoulder to vulnerable students

CW: suicide, racial violence “The funding and structure of the services failed me.” These are the words of ‘Hannah’, a current second-year student, who, in winter 2019, contacted university support…

A personal account of the stigma surrounding mental health

I’ve read so many articles in the past few years about reducing stigmas surrounding mental health. It’s great that so many people feel they want to write about their thoughts…

Mental health support in schools: is it enough?

We are used to reading headlines warning us that the mental health of children and young people is ‘at crisis point’. Rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm are soaring, leaving…

Current university counselling waiting times are unacceptable

New data from the former health secretary Sir Norman Lamb has revealed that students across the UK have had to wait up to three months in order to receive mental…

The Buchanan Institute researches satisfaction levels with University counselling service

The Buchanan Institute has launched a research initiative focused on the counselling service, with the aim of explaining the discrepancy between the 99 per cent approval rating for the counselling…