the mix

The Mix offers young people 25 years old and under, discussion forums, information resources on a wide range of issues, from sex and relationships to a Student Survival Guide plus trained advisors who can offer email support, instant chat and telephone counselling.

the desk

Australian-based The Desk offer students globally a range of modules, quizzes, videos and podcasts to guide you through some really useful self-help plans, including challenging unhelpful thoughts, organising your time and mindfulness.    

  • Opening hours:  Online



Want to know how to feel happier, more confident and worry less right now?

Would you like to learn new ways of dealing with what life throws at you? 

Living Life to the Full offers you enjoyable and interactive courses that will help you understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviours, and what to do about them!    

  • Opening hours: Online


  breathing space   

Breathing Space is a free and confidential phoneline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

A BSL service is also available.

Telephone: 0800 83 85 87

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am and weekends 24hrs



Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.         

Telephone: 116 123 (24hrs)


Opening Hours: 24 hours



Aberdeen Student's Nightline is a confidential and anonymous listening and information service, run by trained students, for students.

You can talk to them about anything, big or small. They’re simply there to listen to you.  

Tel: +44 (0)1224 272829

IM: Messaging 


Opening Hours: 20.00 – 08.00



Whatever you need to know about boosting your mood, coping with stress, anxiety or depression or simply improving your overall emotional wellbeing, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help.

It offers practical, useful information, interactive tools and videos to support you on your way to feeling better.

Opening Hours: Online


 youth mental health


An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

Opening Hours: Online


 no panic

No Panic National Helpline - Supports sufferers of panic attacks, phobias and other anxiety disorders, including tranquilliser withdrawal.                

Youth Tel: 0330 606 1174 (landline rates apply)

Opening Hours: 15.00-18.00 Monday to Friday

Adult Tel: 0844 967 4848 (landline rates apply)

Opening Hours: 10.00-22.00 daily


 Mindfulness for students

Mindfulness for Students - mindfulness training for students is enjoyable and creative as well as productive - helping you to stay calm, focused and better manage the pressures of student life.   

Opening Hours: Online


 students against depression

Students Against Depression offers comprehensive, award-winning information and resources to help you identify low mood or depression and then find a way forward, validated by health professionals alongside tips and advice from students who have experienced it all themselves.    

Opening Hours: Online



FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to Frank…

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Live chat 

Text: 82111


Opening Hours:  Telephone (24 hours), 
                       Live chat 14.00-18.00 7 days


b-eat is a UK-based eating disorders charity offering helplines, including a Youthline.                       

Helpline (Over 18): 0345 634 1414

Youthline (Under 18): 0345 634 7650


Opening Hours: 16.00-22.00 every day



NHS 24 operates an out-of-hours phone service providing help if your GP surgery is closed and you are too ill to wait until it re-opens.

Telephone: 111

Opening Hours: When GP Practices are closed

BUT… if it is urgent, telephone the Emergency Services on 999, 24 hours a day.


 NHS Inform

NHS inform provides:

  • information on illnesses and conditions, healthy living, tests and treatments and care, support and rights
  • a self-help guide that allows symptoms to be checked against causes and conditions
  • a directory of local health services including pharmacies, GP's and hospitals

Opening Hours:  Online


If you are in crisis, please:

  • Make an emergency appointment to see your GP
  • Telephone the Samaritans 116 123
  • Visit the Accident & Emergency Department of your nearest Hospital