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Wellbeing

Our Health & Wellbeing page is full of resources to help you in a health crisis and to keep you well during your time in Dundee and beyond

Living & Studying in Dundee

In order to access NHS healthcare in Scotland it is essential that you register with a local GP. You should also register with a local dental practice so that you can receive NHS dental care when needed. There are a limited number of spaces for NHS clients, so you may need to try several dentists to find a space.

The University have created guides on everything you need to know when registering with a GP and Dentist in Dundee.

Register with a GP

Register with a Dentist

General Wellbeing

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, it’s important to get tested as soon as possible.

You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site.

Staying Active

Keeping yourself active is a great way to maintain your physical and mental health. You don’t need to be a gym fiend to enjoy the benefits either. Simply getting out for a short walk every day can help lift your spirits and keep you feeling healthy.

One of the best things about Dundee is how accessible the countryside is and a number of great walking routes are on your doorstep, you can find out more here and here. If the green and wild isn’t your thing, there is an abundance of things to do in Dundee within walking distance of campus.

If the warmth of the gym is more your thing you can join the Institute of Sport and Exercise.

Gambling

If you have a problem with gambling support to help you stop is available from a number of sources.

The NHS website can help you identify if you have a gambling addiction and helps you get the support you need

GamCare offer support to help you stop and have a toolkit and other resources to help you cope

TopUniversities have an article about gambling as a student with how to identify and manage a gambling addiction

Support

Looking after your mental health is extremely important, especially whilst studying at university. Sometimes its good to talk things through with someone, and the counselling team are here to support you through whatever you are struggling with.

Loneliness

Feelings of loneliness and isolation can happen during your time at university. There are a number of ways to meet new people and make life long friends here in Dundee which can help with this.

Joining a society can be a great way to make new friends with similar interests. Check out our societies page for more information on what types of groups you can get involved with, and how to get in touch with them.

Our Get Involved pages are a gateway to Volunteering and Fundraising too, an exciting way to meet people and make a positive impact.

If you’re looking to keep fit and meet new people you can join a sports team.

Work Life Balance

Feeling more like simply being alive than living? Sometimes having a work/life balance that is off can be to blame.

Whatuni has a great guide to help you fix the imbalance

Recognise STIs

If you are sexually active whilst at university, it’s important to recognise the symptoms of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The NHS website has resources you can use to help you identify them

STI Testing

If you think you have contracted an STI there are a number of places that you can get tested, free and without judgement.

Your GP can offer a free and confidential testing. You can also get at-home testing kits from most pharmacies in the city.

A list of Dundee based services can be found here:

 

Emergency Contraception

If you have sex without using contraception or think your contraception might have failed there are options available.

Sexual Health Tayside have this page which tells you what there are, and where you can access them.

Pregnancy

Have you just found out that you’re pregnant and don’t know what to do?

Making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy can be difficult, and sometimes it’s easier to talk through things with someone.

Alternatives Dundee Youth provide a safe and confidential space to speak to someone outside of your situation, and can point you in the direction of the support you want.

Contact Our Advice & Support Team