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Resilience and Wellbeing

Resources for Resilience and Wellbeing

The following books are in stock at Teesside University library and can help you with your resilience and wellbeing:

The following Uplifting books are part of the reading well mood boosting books scheme and are all recommended by readers and reading groups.

Teesside University Reading Group 

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. 

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered.  For further information: see

Reading Well for mental health provides helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. Some books also include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs.

Download the user leaflet, see a table of all the books or read an overview of the titles on the list


There are many popular online self-help resources which can help you to learn more about what you are going through and how to manage difficult feelings in the privacy of your own home and at your own pace.

Recovery College Online

Recovery College Online 

Mental health & Wellbeing information & support. Mental health & wellbeing information, resources, support, personal stories and online courses 

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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.

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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.

WellBeing Apps

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. 

Wellbeing Workbooks

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. 

Titles include: