Wellbeing self-help

Below you can find a range of online resources which you can use to access information and support immediately to help yourself, or while you wait for further support.

COVID-19 self-help resources

Below you can find some resources to support you emotionally as a result of COVID-19. Don’t forget that we are here to help and support you, and continue to offer wellbeing support throughout this period.    

Recommended resources

Student Minds 

Resources to support you with the different challenges that university can bring, including transitioning to university 

NHS Mental health and wellbeing 

Information, advice and details of where to get support if you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier 


Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) self help resources, including information sheets, worksheets and mp3s

The Mental Health Foundation

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health


Information and support for if you’re living with a mental health problem or supporting someone who is

Shout Text Crisis Support (85258)

Free, confidential, anonymous text support service for anxiety, depression, loneliness and more. Text from wherever you are in the UK

Apps and podcasts


  • SAMapp – developed in collaboration with a research team from UWE Bristol, the app helps you understand and manage anxiety. 
  • Headspace – learn meditation and mindfulness in just ten minutes a day to help you stress less, focus more and even sleep better. 
  • Happify – science-based activities and games to help you overcome negative thoughts, stress, and life’s challenges. 
  • Superbetter – short, easy games designed to build happiness boosting skills like resilience and improve mental health. 
  • What’s Up – provides coping strategies to manage your worries. Use the app as a quick check-in tool to get perspective on your thoughts. 
  • Calm – leading sleep and meditation app to help you relax, focus and sleep better, with over 25 soothing sounds. 
  • Buddhify – Mindfulness app with over 80 guided meditations, including 6 specifically targeted for sleep. 
  • Sleep Cycle – analyses your sleep and wakes you up in your lightest sleep phase. 

You can also find a list of free and paid NHS approved apps and online tools to help you manage and improve your mental wellbeing here. 


Self-help resources A-Z


Bereavement and loss

Depression and low mood

Domestic abuse


Eating problems


Motivation and Procrastination

  • Mind Tools – advice on how to stop procrastinating 

Relaxation and stress management




  • The Mix– advice and information on all aspects of sexuality and relationships 
  • Student Minds – resources and advice on mental health and LGBTQ+ (including coming out as LGBTQ+ at university and gender transitioning)  
  • Mind shares information on mental health support for LGBTQ+

Sleeping problems

Suicidal feelings