Glasgow Clyde College offers counselling services to all our students across our three campuses. Currently Glasgow Clyde College students can access support through our Mental Health Helpline 0141 272 3786 from 1pm – 4pm, Monday to Friday. The helpline is staffed by counsellors and all you need to do is provide your 8 digit Student Reference.
Talking through your problems can help and it can be beneficial to speak to someone outwith your immediate group of family and friends.
Counselling can help you deal with personal problems, such as a long-standing issue or and short-term crisis. These could include problems arising from a variety of issues such as:
- trouble with family or friends
- feelings resulting from an event such as bereavement or trauma
- difficulties adjusting to life as a student/living away from home
You can approach your counsellor with any personal problem. However, your counsellor can also help you access the assistance of an outside specialist agency if you find that helpful.
The counselling service will not be able to assist with practical issues such as money, housing, childcare or benefits. If you require information and advice on any of these topics please contact our Student Advice Centres.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about in seeking help. Students of all ages, backgrounds, gender, full-time or part-time, can make use of the student counselling service.
As a guideline, each session will typically last for about 50 minutes. The frequency of your visit will depend on what you and your counsellor both feel is appropriate.
How to book a counselling appointment
To book a counselling appointment you need to:
- log into either the college app or the student intranet with your usual username and password
- choose the campus that you want to attend and any available appointments will show up in green
- choose a time and an email confirming the name of the counsellor, date, time and room will be sent to your college email account
- if there are no available appointments in green it means they are fully booked so try again in a couple of days to see if any have opened up.
Our partnership with SAMH has allowed teaching and support staff at each campus to be involved in a wide range of mental health training and we have nine Mental Health First Aiders.