Wellbeing is about making sure your physical, mental and social needs are met so you can achieve your full potential and be the best you can be. We aim to be supportive, fair, just and free from discrimination


Five ways to wellbeing: Connect, Be active, Keep learning, Give, Take notice


Wellbeing Service

Our Wellbeing Service incorporates Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mental Health Support, and Psychoeducational Workshops.

We are staffed by qualified and trainee Counsellors and the Wellbeing Officer and offer appointments, workshops and group sessions to students.

We offer a range of support including, guided self-help, person-centred counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, mental health support, or referrals to specialist services.

To register for the service please complete our registration form and return it confidentially via email to counsellor.ic@uhi.ac.uk or staff in the student services centre will scan it to us if you require.  You will the be offered a wellbeing consultation which will usually be an assessment of your needs, and identifying your goals that you want to achieve.

We offer specialist wellbeing support for any student experiencing significant or enduring difficulties. We know that every student has individual needs, so we offer a flexible programme of support.

We regularly liaise with external services (such as local NHS hospitals and community teams) to ensure students are able to access appropriate support, and co-ordinate support so that impact on studies is minimised.


Wellbeing Support

Wellbeing Support is a specialist one-to-one support for students who are finding it difficult to meet the demands of their course because of their mental ill-health or other reasons. Wellbeing will focus on helping students to study and meet their potential using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

What help is available?

  • Support with motivation and morale
  • Living and coping with mental health issues
  • Liaison with medical services where appropriate
  • Managing academic workload
  • Time management organisation and planning for study
  • Balancing academic work with other day-to-day activities


Person Centred Counselling

Counselling and therapy can help with a wide variety of problems whether big or small, straightforward or complex, current or from the past. Exploring the issues with a therapist can enable you to gain a greater understanding of yourself and your situation. It can also help you look towards making appropriate and positive changes.

Counselling is available face- to-face at Inverness College. On-line counselling is also available for those students who are currently away from university (eg on placement) or those unable to attend face-to-face counselling and would prefer to work on-line. For more information please contact counsellor.ic@uhi.ac.uk





Wellbeing Skills Workshops

Cancelled until further notice due to staffing issues

These workshops last for up to an hour.

We will discuss strategies for managing the areas of your life that you want to improve through practical exercises and handouts.

You do not need to book, just turn up.


Monthly 'Lets Get On With It Together' Group

Room 134

How to live better with long term physcial or mental health conditions and strategies for self management.

No need to book, just pop in.


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Weekly Neuro-Diverse Support Group

Thursdays during term time starting Thursday 19h September, room 141 from 12 noon - 2 pm

Just pop in.

The Wellbeing team contact details