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10 Oct 2013

Number of university students seeking counselling rises 33%

The number of university students seeking counselling has risen over a third in the last four years, according to an investigation by Help Me Investigate. And at five universities numbers have more than doubled.

The University of Glasgow had the largest increase in number of students in counselling. In four years numbers increased from 513 students to 1180. The second largest increase took place in Lancaster University, with a 127% rise.

A spokesperson for the University of Glasgow said: “We are working hard to reduce waiting lists, but would emphasise that we aim to provide all students with an assessment appointment within two weeks and that we also offer a daily drop-in service.”

“Whilst it is true that there has been a rise in the number of students seeking assistance, this may – at least in part – be due to increased awareness of the services and support that is now available.”

Three other universities have also seen the numbers of students seeking counselling more than double were University of York, The University of West Scotland, and Bath Spa University.

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