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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health matters at NESCol. The College is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of all students who experience mental ill health in an environment free of stigma and discrimination. A range of services and resources are available to students to help build their resilience, skills and capacity to manage mental wellbeing and achieve their full potential as successful learners.

Student Mental Health Agreement

The College has worked in partnership with the Students’ Association and students to create, in line with National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland ‘Think Positive Campaign‘, its very own Student Mental Health Agreement. This Agreement acknowledges the role that students, as peers, have in delivering mental health support and in helping to shape and feedback on services.


Support available

Mental Health & Wellbeing Toolkit

Available through MyNESCol (our student web-portal), the toolkit promotes awareness and self-management of thoughts, feelings and surroundings as well as links to trusted organisations and resources.

Academic Tutors

All students are assigned an Academic Tutor. As a student, Academic Tutors are the first point of contact for information and support on anything to do with your College experience, this includes mental health and wellbeing.

Peer Support

The Students’ Association offer peer support from those who have recently studied at NESCol. They are there to listen to you and can signpost you to a person or organisation who can provide you with the right support.

If you need a bit of time out and some space to talk then you can visit the Students’ Association at any one of their offices.

Counselling and wellbeing support

Students can access a counselling service at NESCol which offers a confidential space to explore concerns and talk about mental and emotional needs.

The first step is to make a wellbeing support appointment. This is a telephone or online conversation of up to 30 minutes where we can get to know you and understand how best to help you. Book your wellbeing support appointment at Aberdeen at Altens or at Fraserburgh.  For any financial queries please contact a Student Adviser by emailing studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk and for any academic queries please speak to your Academic Tutor.

Student Advice Centre

Contact Us

The Student Advice Centre can also help with information and support on mental health and wellbeing during your time at College.

If you require information on any of the support services available at NESCol, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Aberdeen Altens Campus Student Advice Centre
Telephone: 01224 612704
Email: studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk

Aberdeen City Campus Student Advice Centre
Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk

Fraserburgh Campus
Student Advice Centre
Telephone: 01346 586129
Email: studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk

There are a number of different funding options available, depending on which course you choose to study.

Our friendly and experienced student advisers offer appointments and drop-in sessions, as well as group sessions and workshops.

Aberdeen has a large student population. It is wise to begin your search for accommodation as early as possible.

Find all contact details for all North East Scotland College campuses and learning centres.