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LIVE Smart: Mental Health

Student guide to living and studying in Dundee. Aligned with LEARN Smart

Need Someone to Talk To?

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Tel: 116 123 

24hrs a day, 365 days a year

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Breathing Space

Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Open 24hrs at weekends

Friday 6pm - Monday 6am

6pm-2am on weekdays

Feeling Suicidal?

Are you feeling suicidal or

worried about someone else?

Help is at hand

Choose life - suicide prevention in Scotland

University Mental Health

Emergency Procedure

You can also call in for help at the University Health Service, Counselling Service in the OTI Support Hub or The Enquiry Centre during working hours Monday- Friday.

NHS Moodzone

Resources and self help from NHS Moodzone

SANE - Mental Health Support

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Mental Health Support

Online Forums,  Textcare, Callbacks

SANEline on 0300 304 7000 between

4.30pm and 10.30pm each evening.


CAM CrisisText Service

CAM Crisis Messenger

Do you need help now? Our Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text CAM to 85258.

Beating the Blues

Beating the blues

NHS Service is available in many areas of Scotland, including Fife. It provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for people experiencing mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.   The programme consists of eight, one hour sessions completed weekly.  It can  help you to pinpoint and change unhelpful ways of thinking, which can affect how you feel. It also teaches you more effective ways of solving problems.   Your GP can refer you to this fully supported NHS service.  You can do the sessions on your home computer/ tablet or using a computer in a local library.  Please see your GP for a referral to this service.  Shortly after your referral you will be contacted by the NHS Beating the Blues co-ordinator. You will then be given a code to access the programme.

Depression Resources

Depression is a complicated illness in that the symptoms and experiences vary from person to person. Some resources and information to help you understand more about depression and some lifestyle changes which may help you.


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Nightline Dundee

01382 381 183


Also Instant Chat

Open 8pm-8am every night during semester time

Mental Health and Exercise Pod Cast

Exercise and Mental Health

How everyone can look after their

mental health using exercise

Very Well Mind

Very Well Mind

Verywell Mind is an online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. A library of more than 4,000 pieces of content, created and refined over the past 20+ years, has been written by more than 100 healthcare professionals and industry experts including experienced doctors, therapists, and social workers, and then vetted by board-certified physicians. Resources you need to feel happy and healthy.

Students Against Depression

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Students Against Depression: Provides you with the resources you need to find a way forward from stress, low mood, depression or suicidal thinking. Also help and information for anyone supporting someone with these issues.

On Campus - Support Hub

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Offers free counselling to students and staff. Emergency session for people in crisis is available weekdays at 10:15am.

To find out more or to make an appointment, click here.

Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday

Tel: 01382 384164


Where to find us: Support Hub, OTI Building (see campus map)


Appointments with the Senior Mental Health Nurse are available through referral from your own GP or the University Doctor.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:00-14:00 during semester

Monday – Thursday 9:00-14:00 during vacation

Tel: 01382 384168


Where to find us: Level 1, Support Hub, OTI Building (see campus map)

Stay Alive App (Free)

The StayAlive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. Free download available from Apple App store, Google play or as a desktop Web app.



Test Your Wellbeing

Test your Wellbeing with Scottish Association for Mental Health

 SAMH's online assessment tool

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Feeling Low

Feeling low?

Feeling low is a part of all of our lives at some stage. Everyone feels upset, sad or disheartened from time to time, but for some of us it can be a real problem. The good news is that there are things you can do to improve your mood.

Top tips to improve your mood

Nature and Mental Health

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Find out about how nature benefits mental health. Check out the University's Botanic Garden - free entry with your student ID

Living Life NHS Scotland

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Self-help Coaches and Therapists, offering appointment-based  telephone support based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Shout- Get Text Help

Get Help Text 85258

Shout is an affiliate of Crisis Text Line® in the UK that provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text. It’s the first free 24/7 texting service in the UK for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Shout support in a crisis.

CALM - Campaign Against LIving MIserably

CALM - Campaign against living miserably.

Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline, webchat and website

Helpline 5pm- midnight 365 days a year

Tel. 0800 58 58 58

Webchat and resources

Living Life to the Full

Welcome to Living Life - helping you to help yourself

Free online courses and resources covering low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.

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Self Care for Mental Health

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Information about Self Care for Mental Health

Get Help with your Mental Wellbeing Free NHS courses SilverCloud

Get help with your mental wellbeing


SilverCloud courses

SilverCloud is a website with courses you can do to improve your mental wellbeing. You can learn new ways to deal with the challenges you're facing. It's designed by clinical experts and supported by the NHS and Scottish Government.




SAM App for Anxiety Management

Free download

Shyness and Social Phobia

Moodjuice Booklet - Panic

I had a black dog, his name was depression

How to Turn Anxiety into Excitement

Moodjuice Booklet - Anxiety

NHS Audio Guides: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep

Living with a black dog (Depression)

Free Online Suicide Prevention Training

Free online suicide prevention training

from Zero Suicide Alliance

Managing Money Mental Health & Money

Mental health and money advice

Helping you understand, manage & improve

your mental health and money issues

Calm your Anxiety in 2 minutes

Feeling Good App


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The Feeling Good app, is a free, evidence based, guided self-help audio programme that helps support mental wellbeing. The app contains a safe and effective programme, Positive Mental Training, that has been widely used within the NHS for recovery from stress, worry and low mood. The app is accredited by NHS-Digital.  

The aim is to give all Dundee University students and staff access to a mental skills training programme which helps you to calm your mind and develop a positive mindset, enabling greater emotional resilience to more effectively deal with the challenges of academic life.

No Harm Done - Information on Self Harm

Self Harm Support and Information

DBT Distractions Techniques

Moodjuice Booklet - Depression

Nutrition and Mental Health

Nutrition and Mental Health

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How a good nutritious diet can help mental health

How to manage your mood with food

Name and Reframe: 2 Simple Steps to Overcome Anxiety

Research shows that a few simple emotional tools can help you overcome anxiety and lead to better performance.

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Read the full article from Six Seconds here

Helpful Podcasts and Videos for Wellbeing

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Podcasts and videos for your wellbeing

A range of topics including:

Stress, sleep, mindfulness, wellbeing,

good habits, overcoming anxiety etc

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Self Care for Depression

Free Self Help Module on Perfectionism


The Centre for Clinical Interventions provides a useful free self help module on Overcoming Perfectionism.

University of Dundee Mental Health Society

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The University Mental Health Society works to reduce the stigma and misunderstanding around mental illness and fundraise for local mental health organisations. Email for more information

Free Student Health App

The Student Health App provides you with all the information you need to you look after your health and flourish at university. It is free to download.

Student Health App

Find out about the app and

how to download it here.

Worried about a mate? How to help

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