- What is counselling?
- Who are we?
- What do we offer?
- Support Sessions
- Workshop Programme
- Making an appointment
- How to find us / opening times
- Other emergency and support services
- Accessing your Records
- Equality Statement
- Worried about Someone
- What Students say about our Service
- Self-help links, Podcasts and APPS
- Information Handouts
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.
- 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
Due to low uptake, as from 1 January 2020, Big White Wall will not be available free of charge to students at Bangor University. If you have registered with Big White Wall using your Bangor University email address, you will be able to continue to use BWW for 6 months from the date that you first registered with them.
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/
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/
Last updated: Dec 2019