- Student Space – advice and support for preparing for university and starting university life
- Student minds – advice and guidance on accessing wellbeing and mental health support at university
- Prospects – advice for managing all aspects of student life and wellbeing as a student
- Student minds blog – a blog written by students for students to give advice about starting university, mental health, and student life
Printable Workbooks & Guides
Free Online Courses
- Preparing for University – build the academic skills you need for university and ease your transition into higher education
- Student Wellbeing Course – teaches CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and mindfulness-based skills for managing many aspects of student life, including stress and wellbeing, physical health, academic study, and relationships.
- Live Smart: your essential guide to living at university – this course will prepare you for the transition to higher education by guiding you through what to expect and how to manage the first weeks of university.
Books on Prescription
- Starting University: what to expect, how to prepare, go, and enjoy. 2019
Melissa Scallan Chi Uni reference 378.1/STA
- How to survive University. 2017
Clive Whichelow and Mike Haskins
Electronic version available in library
- Staying well and safe @ university. 2019
Dr Dominique Thompson
Chi Uni reference 378.19/THO
- Student Health - for reliable health and mental health information - anywhere, anytime, and in private. Including troubling health problems, emergencies and general ill health, common ailments and mental health (free to download on Apple App Store and Google Play).
- Worry Watch – provides user with the tools to reflect and assess upsetting situations as well as track patterns of worry to identify stressful triggers (free to download on Apple App Store).
- My Study Life – time management for lectures, assignments, and study, to improve organisation and reduce stress (free to download on Apple App Store and Google Play).
- What’s Up app - provides daily tools to promote positive mental health for issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, stress and more (free to download on Apple App Store and Google Play)
- No Panic Helpline 0300 772 9844
10am – 10pm daily
- Youth Helpline (13-20yrs) 0330 606 1174
M,Tu,W,F 3pm – 6pm, Th 3pm -8am, Sa 6pm – 8pm.
- The Mix 0808 189 5260
Mon Sun 3pm to 12am
- Mind Infoline and signposting service 0300 123 3393
9am to 6pm Mon to Fri
- CALM 0800 58 58 58
5pm to 12am Everyday
- Text "SHOUT" to 85258 - Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Students can access a free, confidential, 24/7 service to have a text-based conversation with a trained volunteer. The volunteers offer real-time support to people who are struggling.
- College Info Geek, by Thomas Frank
- Tiny Leaps Big Changes, by Gregg Clunis
- What Adults Don’t Tell You Before You Adult, by Audio Box
- The Hard-Core Self-Help Podcast, by Dr Robert Duff
Student Support & Wellbeing
- Wellbeing Drop-Ins – drop in to speak to a member of the wellbeing team about wellbeing concerns and how to access support.
- Wellbeing Walk – an opportunity to talk to meet up and chat to peers and wellbeing advisers through this activity-based mentoring.
- Peer mentor support – access support from trained student peer mentors.