If you’re worried about someone else's mental health and wellbeing, there are a number of things you can do.
- Get support
If you're worried about someone, you can check in with them and see how they are, and if they feel comfortable to talk through any concern. However, if you're not sure please reach out to our student advisors in the Student Advice Centres on each campus. If you are concerned about a colleague, please contact HR.
If believe someone is in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can call 999 (or 112 from a mobile).
You can make an anonymous disclosure here which will allow us to investigate mental wellbeing concerns in particular areas of the organisation.
Get support -
1 in 4 people is affected by a mental health problem in any year and it is estimated that around 1 in 5 people has contemplated suicide or self-harm.
· Take care of them. It is important that they take care of themselves. If they have heard something distressing or if something is troubling them, the Student Counselling Service offers confidential help and is open to all students.
· Contact our Mental Health Coordinator, Kirsten at email@example.com
· Contact their HR advisor
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Access support through our Time to Talk Helpline 0141 272 3786 from 1pm – 4pm, Monday to Friday. Trained counsellors staff the helpline.
· Togetherall The College partners with the Charlie Waller Trust (CWT) and students have access to Togetherall, a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.
- SAMH Scotland’s National Mental Health Charity
- See Me See Me is Scotland's Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
- Young Minds has put together a blog on how to deal with bullying at College
- RespectMe Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service, includes support for online bullying
- LGBTYouth Scotland Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people has a number of groups covering a wide section of the LGBTI community. They provide a safe and comfortable environment for people who may feel isolated, are coming out or are new to the area.
- ACAS Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice