If you enjoy reading come along to our reading group held in the Library.
We meet on a monthly basis in term time. All staff and students are welcome, please come and join us for coffee and cake.
The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. For further information: see https://reading-well.org.uk/
Download the user leaflet, see a table of all the books or read an overview of the titles on the list
Mental health & Wellbeing information & support. Mental health & wellbeing information, resources, support, personal stories and online courses
Relaxation and Mindfulness Audio
Try these relaxation and mindfulness audio techniques created by the University of Essex to help you relax in times of stress.
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Self help
NTW Self-Help provides a range of self-help booklets to help you work through any mental health difficulties you may be experiencing. Booklets are availbe to download in large print and audio format.
There are lots of free apps that can help support your wellbeing available from IiPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play).
Here are a few tried and tested ones:
|App||How does it work?|
|CBT Thought Record Diary||Based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) intervention, Cognitive Restructuring, CBT Thought Record Diary supports you to capture, challenge and rebalance unhelpful thoughts.|
|Worry Time||It is normal to worry from time to time, however sometimes worry can become a problem in itself. This app provides you with the tools to interrupt the cycle of worry and to reduce feelings of stress and/or anxiety.|
|CBT-i Coach||Based on research into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for insomnia, the app guides you through strategies for managing difficulties with sleep and developing healthy sleep patterns.|
|Headspace||There is growing evidence supporting the positive health benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Headspace offers guided meditation and mindfulness with specific focus on stress, anxiety and sleep.|
|Calm: Meditation to Relax, Focus & Sleep Better||Calm helps you to overcome feelings of stress and/or anxiety and sleep difficulties by combining meditation techniques for sleep and relaxation.|
|Stay Alive||Stay Alive is an app developed to support anyone experiencing suicidal and/or self-harming thoughts, or those concerned about someone else. This app provides a range of support materials and techniques to keep you safe and well.|
|Youper||Youper walks you through techniques to help you to become more confident and less anxious in social situations.|
|SAM||SAM is an evidence-based app which helps you to understand and manage your anxiety.|
|Mood Tools||Mood Tools supports you to understand and implement six evidence-based techniques to manage low mood and depression.|
The University of Exeter have developed a range of excellent workbooks for students. The topics cover common issues which may arise during students' time at University. The techniques described in the booklets are based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach.