Hugh Baird College

World Mental Health Day 2018 – 10th October

Posted 8th October 2018.

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognising depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”:

The College offers professional and confidential support to all students experiencing personal and life challenges. The Counselling service offers students the opportunity to talk freely and privately about problems in a relaxed setting with our College Counsellor, Anthony O’Farrell (Bernie).

Counselling can support you with all kinds of personal difficulties which you may have no control of, such as:

  • General unhappiness, loneliness, shyness, depression, anxiety
  • Personal worries, family problems, bereavement, eating disorders, drug and alcohol problems, relationship break-ups, sexuality, self-harm
  • Academic pressures, exam anxiety or failure, poor study, concentration, lack of motivation

Counselling Service at College

You can book an appointment with the College Counsellor during the following times and at any campus:

  • Wednesdays, 8:30am – 4pm
  • Thursdays, 8:30am – 12pm
  • Fridays, 8:30am – 4pm

To book:

  • Ask your Tutor or Study Programme Coordinator
  • Text or call the Counsellor 07771 965 792

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