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As well as accessing help from St George’s Counselling Service, Student Life Centre, or tutors, there is wealth of support available to students online. The brief list below includes links to NHS resources as well as apps, podcasts and websites of charities dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of students and young people.

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Self Assessment

The NHS Mental health tools page offers lots of useful resources including:

  • wellbeing self assessment
  • mood self assessment
  • depression self assessment
  • mental health video wall
  • lift your mood video wall.
Online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) courses
Living Life To The Full

Free online courses covering low mood and stress. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.

Serenity Program 

Free basic CBT program to help people deal with anxiety (only the basic program is free; they charge for their more comprehensive program).

MoodGYM

Learn cognitive behavioural therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression with MoodGYM.

Apps and podcasts
Headspace

Headspace have a mobile app which makes practicing mindfulness much easier! Helping you learn easy techniques that you can transfer from the session into your everyday life. You can sign up for free on their Take 10 programme - just 10 minutes a day for 10 days.

Breathe

Breathe is a mindfulness app that helps you stay calm and battle anxiety by sending you gentle deep breathing reminders throughout the day.

Mental health foundation

Have a look at this link to download free wellbeing podcasts on mindfulness, exercise, diet, relaxation, stress and anxiety.

Emoodji

Emoodji is an app created by Mind, designed specifically for students. Univerisity life can have its ups and downs, but Emoodji is there throughout. A fun way of looking after yourself, sharing with friends and supporting each other.

Happify

An app aimed at developing skills in order to boost emotional wellbeing

Moodjuice

For people who are concerned about their mental health, carers and professionals.

Topics include:

  • addiction

  • anger

  • anxiety

  • assertiveness

  • bereavement

  • carers support

  • chronic pain

  •  obsession and compulsions

  • phobias

  • post-traumatic stress

  • sleep problems

  • shyness

  • stress.

Useful websites
Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK's student mental health charity. Their website features lots of really useful resources on a variety of topics, including:

Blurt

Mental health toolkit, self care starter kit , a list of more useful apps, and more.

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation offers a range of information to inform and encourage a greater understanding of how to look after your mental health, as well as an A-Z guide of mental health

Calm (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably is a charity that exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. They run a dedicated support line and webchat for men who are experiencing emotional distress or who are in crisis.

Papyrus

Phone 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm)

Papyrus is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. It runs HOPELine UK, a dedicated suicide prevention hotline for anyone up to the age of 35 who may be feeling suicidal or anyone who is concerned about a young person.

 

 

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