First Psychology Dundee – counselling | CBT | psychotherapy | coaching

Therapy for Dundee students

Students are often overlooked when it comes to mental health concerns but they are actually more likely to experience anxiety and lower levels of happiness than the general population.

What causes poor student mental health?

Some of the common factors which contribute to poor mental health in students are:
  • Living away from home and away from emotional support networks (family and close friends)
  • Feeling under pressure to achieve academically
  • Being cash strapped and as a result worrying about supporting themselves

Mental health and universities

Most universities and colleges aim to provide wellbeing support services which include mental health provision in some form, however the resources available can vary widely throughout the UK. 

A study carried out in 2023 found that a large number of students were living with some mental health issues and more than half of those students did not wish to share their issues with their university. Of those who had, 65% were not happy with the help they received.

What sorts of mental health issues do students experience?

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue experienced by students, but stress and loneliness are also very common. Students worry about all sorts of issues, from meeting deadlines, overall academic performance, making friends, and much more.

Overseas students – additional concerns

On top of the concerns of all student groups, international students are much further from their homes and cultures and this can lead to additional pressures and worries. Find out more about our services for international students

How we can help students

At First Psychology, we are experienced in working with students and young people with a wide range of issues. Anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression, eating disorders, and relationship issues are just some of the common issues that students seek our help for.

Therapy sessions during term time and the holidays

First Psychology offers both in-person and online therapy and many of our student clients find it helpful to see someone in person while away at university/college while continuing sessions online during the holidays. We offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments so you can fit your sessions in around your studies and lifestyle.

Parents of students

Watching your grown up children leave home to attend university or college can be a stressful time. You may worry about how they will cope with doing everything themselves. If your young person is struggling it can be even more stressful, knowing that you are not there to support them. We can help put your mind at rest. With their permission, we can speak to your young person in confidence and, if they wish, book them in for a session with one of our experienced practitioners.

All of our practitioners are handpicked and approved by us. This means that we check their qualifications and ensure they are adequately supervised and insured, etc to offer the therapies they offer. 

Get in touch

Get in touch to find out more about our services for students.
Practitioners offering Therapy for Students in Dundee: