Student Winter Toolkit

As we draw closer to the festive period, it is important to familiarise yourself with the services available to you while the college is closed.

Our online services are still available to students over the festive break, if you can’t access the resources below please check out the documents and links to the right.

Digital & telephone-based support from the NHS:

NHS 24 (111)
  • 111 – providing urgent care triage for anyone who thinks they need A&E, but it is not life or limb threatening, support for those in mental health distress and advice when their GP, pharmacy or dental practice is closed.

You can access 111 in diverse ways:

  • Language Line – If English is not your first or preferred language, you can use the free interpretation service Language Line.
  • British Sign Language (BSL) – If you use BSL, you can use the free BSL interpreting video relay service Contact Scotland BSL.
  • Relay UK. – If you use a textphone you can contact NHS 24 on 18001 111. Or you can contact NHS 24 with the Relay UK app.

NHS inform provides health information online in 24 different languages, British Sign Language (BSL), Audio, Easy Read, and Large Print. For more information on this see:

NHS Inform – Scotland’s online health information service that offers quality assured health and care information including – Symptom checkerScotland’s Service Directory and Mental health advice and resources.

Breathing Space

Breathing Space a free and confidential phone and web chat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression, or anxiety.

Care Information Scotland (CIS)

Care Information Scotland (CIS) a phone, webchat and website service providing information about care services for people living in Scotland.

Quit Your Way Scotland

Quit Your Way Scotland an advice and support service for anyone trying to stop smoking in Scotland.

Living Life

Living Life a phone service that offers support to people in Scotland who are experiencing low mood, mild to moderate depression or symptoms of anxiety through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

NHS24 App

 ‘NHS 24 Online’ provides people in Scotland an additional channel to find out more about their symptoms, how to safely self-manage illnesses and conditions, and when and where to see further medical advice if required. NHS 24 Online is free and can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices. 

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