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Support Smart: Mental Health

Student Services' support guide for Academic School Staff and other student facing staff

Mental Health - Overview

This mental health section of Support Smart lists a variety of helpful organisations, on campus support, as well as a range of resources which are useful for both staff and students.

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

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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Moodjuice Booklet - Anxiety

Nutrition and Mental Health

Nutrition and Mental Health

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How a good nutritious diet can help mental health

Shyness and Social Phobia

DBT Distractions Techniques

Test Your Wellbeing

Test your Wellbeing with Scottish Association for Mental Health

 SAMH's online assessment tool

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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.

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

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)

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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Moodjuice Booklet - Panic

NHS Moodzone

Resources and self help from NHS Moodzone

Self Care for Mental Health

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Information about Self Care for Mental Health

Free Self Help Module on Perfectionism


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


SAM App for Anxiety Management

Free download

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.

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 Audio Guides: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep

Moodjuice Booklet - Depression

Depression mood juice self- help guide. Image of seated man. Learn more about depression and skills to cope with it

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

Mental Health and Exercise Pod Cast

Exercise and Mental Health

How everyone can look after their

mental health using exercise

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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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.

Self Harm Support and Information

Self Care for Depression

Moodjuice Challenging Thoughts

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.