Help is available for uni freshers
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 have 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.
Samaritans want all freshers to know they don’t have to face 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Nicola Gee, ex-student and now Samaritans volunteer, said: “I loved my course but I had withdrawn totally and compared myself negatively to my peers who seemed to be having the time of their lives.”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 9 or visit www. samaritans.org.