Other Sources of Support, Information and Self-Help
Within the University
In addition to the Mental Health Practitioners, Counselling Service and the Student Equality and Diversity Officer, you can find support and help with a range of issues within the wider Support and Wellbing Team and our Chaplaincy Team and the Student Union.
Helplines and External Organisations
Please visit here for a list of organisations that offer help and support with urgent matters. Some organisations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone, text, email and/or online chat.
North Wales GP Out of Hours
For medical care when your GP surgery is closed 0300 123 55 66 (Weekdays 6.30pm - 8.00am, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays).
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.
To find the support you need during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Information on finding a therapist and links to specialist charities and organisations.
Information about private counsellors.
Organisations A to Z
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.
Useful Self-Help Websites & Information
Listed below are sites to information and self-help 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
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/