Self Help Resources
Workbooks & Online Courses
This section covers self-directed help on common issues, such as anxiety (including health anxiety and social anxiety), assertiveness, bereavement, depression, eating disorder, self-esteem, self-harm etc. You may find that working through a workbook and following the given guidance to make some changes are sufficient to overcome your difficulties.
Click here for useful workbooks and online courses.
Click here to find free to download mental health apps.
Click here to find free to download mental health podcasts.
Building Resilience Presentations
The Building Resilience series aims to provide an understanding of how our feelings, thoughts and behaviour interact to produce common difficulties, and learn strategies to manage these difficulties, so that challenges can be tackled with greater confidence and the ability to cope and thrive.
Building Resilience 1
|Managing my stress||click here for power point presentation|
|Building Resilience 2||Managing my low mood||
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|Building Resilience 3||Managing my anxiety||click here for power point presentation|
Useful sites & information
Listed below are sites to self-help information and tools, in alphabetical order.
For common issues, such as stress, anxiety and low mood, look at our Workbooks & Online Courses and Apps section above.
- Abuse / Sexual Violence
- Addiction (including misuse of alcohol & drugs, gambling)
- Anxiety (including social anxiety, panic & OCD)
- Assertiveness & Confidence Building
- Bullying / Harassment / Stalking
- Eating Disorders
- Homesickness / Loneliness
- Low Mood / Depression
- Mental Health – How to improve it
- Physical Health (including pregnancy advice)
- Relationship Issues (including housemates)
- Relaxation / Stress Management
- Sex & Sexuality
- Study / Exams (including procrastination & perfectionism)
- Suicide Awareness
- Trauma / Post-traumatic Stress
Please visit here for a list of organisations that offer help and support. Some organisations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone, text, email and/or online chat.
UK’s student mental health charity – It provides useful information on looking after your mental health, supporting others, transition to university, year abroad, etc. [Look under Find Support on their menu.] It has a blog that is written by students for students. http://www.studentminds.org.uk/
Visit Student Space – to make it easier to find the support you need during coronavirus.
BACP: Useful Links
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) website contains information on finding a therapist and links to specialist charities and organisations. https://www.bacp.co.uk/crs/links.php
Health information in other languages
This NHS website contains instructions for translating websites to other languages using Google Translate, and links for non-English health resources including mental health. https://www.nhs.uk/accessibility/health-information-in-other-languages/