Wellbeing Support

West College Scotland offers a range of support services to help make your time here as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. We provide a range of support for your mental health and wellbeing needs including one-to-one counselling, informal support, wellbeing workshops, mindfulness activities and online resources.


This is a free confidential professional counselling service for students. The service offers one-to-one counselling sessions with a team of qualified and experienced counsellors. All our counsellors are registered with BACP / BABCP.

You can get in touch with the team by emailing counselling@wcs.ac.uk

Annette Agnew, Counsellor

Geraldine Chambers, Counsellor

Eamonn Pollock, Counsellor

Kat Armit, Counsellor

Jean Mott, Counsellor

Janis Thom, Counsellor


Kirsty McEwan
Student Wellbeing Advisor

Sandra Docherty

Lynsey Weir
Student Wellbeing Advisor


Helping Hands

Run by our Student Wellbeing Advisors, this informal support platform offers guidance and reassurance to any student concerned about their wellbeing or studies.


Wellbeing Workshops

These are hour-long workshops booked by lecturers for their classes, providing students with hints and tips to support their wellbeing and mental health, covering topics such as: anxiety, stress, time management and routine.  

Gies a Break Café

Provides students with a space to sit back, relax and discuss what’s on their mind. 

Keep your eyes on the Student Intranet for further information on dates, times and location.

Drop in to Chill Out

Making time for yourself is important, time to destress, relax and recharge.  
Join Lecturer Sandra every Thursday OR Friday from 12-1pm for a session on relaxation techniques.

Thursday Session
DROP IN TO CHILL OUT Thursday lunch


Friday Session
Join Here – DROP IN TO CHILL OUT Friday Lunch


CALM 121

One to one student support where coping strategies are learned which help build confidence and improve positivity.

Sandra Docherty

Action for Children at West College Scotland

Is a tailored holistic one-to-one support service, helping students through their journey at college.

We know that college can be an rewarding and challenging all at the same time and it is possible that academic and personal circumstances can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed and uncertain

Our college STAY Mentos are here to help and will work with you to identify and overcome any barriers that may be stopping you doing your best and achieving your goals.

Areas of support include: Accommodation, Work/ Life Balance, Money Management, Health & Wellbeing, support to progress to positive destinations, support to connect with lecturers and internal college teams.

Lauren Jackson
Student Support Mentor


Lauren Durward
Care Experienced Mentor


Period Poverty

Please remember that you have access to FREE sanitary products in college and online through the student intranet.

Click here to find out more