Self Help Resources

Did you know that the Counselling Service runs iCan groups and workshops for students throughout the academic year to help you to understand yourself better and to learn helpful coping strategies for managing a range of difficulties, such as the Building Resilience series on managing stress / low mood / anxiety and iCan Overcome Procrastination / Perfectionism?   Please see our Building Resilience lectures and iCan workshops programme for further information.

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. 

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.



Big White Wall

Feeling low or stressed? Big White Wall can help you start to take control and get the support you need to feel better. 
oin a course; post a talkabout; find useful stuff.

Free to Bangor University students. 
Use this  link  to register and join a supportive, anonymous community today.
[Select Universities under Organisation. Click on Next and enter your Bangor University email address.]


Student Minds

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.


BACP: Useful Links

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) website contains information on finding a therapist and links to specialist charities and organisations.


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.




Last updated: Sept 2018