Student freshers told help available
You n g p e o p l e f rom Rutherglen and Cambuslang nervous about starting university are being told they do have someone to talk to.
The Samaritans this week urged students struggling to cope to get in touch.
You can speak, in confidence, to a listening volunteer by telephone, text or email, or by visiting a local branch.
Above all, Samaritans wants all Freshers to know that they do not have to face their problems alone.
Nicola Gee, ex-student and now Samaritans volunteer, said: “I loved my course but I had withdrawn totally and compared myself negatively to my peers who seemed to be having the time of their lives.”
James Jopling, Executive Director for Scotland, said: “University life is often portrayed as a wild, fun journey of self- discovery. Whilst that can be the case for some, the reality is that moving away from home, making new friends, managing a new workload and financial pressures can be a struggle for many young people.”
People can call Samaritans on: 08457 90 90 90 (calls will cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge), email jo@ samaritans.org, text 07725 90 90 90 or visit www.samaritans. org.