Wellbeing and support

Physical Health and Wellbeing

It's important to look after your health and wellbeing while at college so we recommend you register at Whitefriars Medical Centre. As it's only about 15 minutes’ walk away, you can get access to any medical help you might need.

There are many ways to get fit and keep fit during your time with us too. You can join the gym and get access to classes at our new Academy of Sport and Wellbeing.  The local council runs a swimming pool, gyms and other sports halls and there are many other sports teams in the area.

Safe pavements and paths near the College mean you can walk or cycle around the campus and take advantage of the local walks available around the North and South Inches, Kinnoull Hill and The Hermitage.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Being at college/university can be stressful at times. Many students experience issues which impact on their Mental Wellbeing for example feeling anxious, having difficulties with motivation or low mood, feeling isolated and alone, having relationship issues, struggling with irregular sleep patterns.

The Student Support Team are here to help. To see our leaflet, please click here.

It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and stressed at times and the Student Support Team have a range of support available including Drop in sessions, Counselling, Wellbeing Support and Advice, Self Help Workshops and Self Help Information.

If you have Mental Health Difficulties, one of our Wellbeing and Support Officers can meet with you to discuss what support you may find useful and they can also help to ensure you have any necessary adjustments in place to help with your studies (via a Personal Learning Support Plan).

Our Wellbeing and Support Officers are Alex Weir (tel: 01738 877723  mob: 07967 170090) and Vanessa Robb (tel: 01738 877298   mob: 07920 703902).

Alex is based in Brahan in the Support Hub and Vanessa is based in Goodlyburn in room 616

Events

Perth College UHI hosts an annual Healthy, Happy You, 2 week event to foster community spirit and encourage all staff and students to participate. The activities organised are aimed to benefit physical and mental health and help to improve our general wellbeing.

To view our full programme of events download our Healthy, Happy You Booklet.

Emergency Mental Health Support and Local Support Organisations

Out of hours support/Local support 

Crisis support numbers

Emergencies 999

NHS 24 111

Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87

Samaritans 116 123