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 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.
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: 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.
Offers free counselling to students and staff. Emergency session for people in crisis is available weekdays at 10:15am.
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday
Tel: 01382 384164
Where to find us: Support Hub, OTI Building
Appointments with the Senior Mental Health Nurse are available through referral from your own GP or the University Doctor.
Monday – Friday, 9:00-14:00 during semester
Monday – Thursday 9:00-14:00 during vacation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.