You may feel that you would benefit from using some self-help tools to make positive improvements to your mental health.
There are a whole host of resources available from the University and from external organisations.
University of Edinburgh resources
Our Occupational Health website contains advice on how to cope with stress, including risk assessments and relaxation techniques.
Togetherall is an online support network, available 24/7 for staff and students.
The network includes community, group and 1:1 support, with professionally trained guides ensuring the safety and anonymity of all members.
You can also access clinical tests and a broad range of self-care resources.
The Feeling Good App
The Feeling Good App can reduce stress, depression and anxiety, and calm the body and mind.
The app is free for all staff and students and provides positive mental training through a self-help programme.
SilverCloud offers mental health treatment programmes based around Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Staff and students have free access to complete interactive courses focused on depression, anxiety, stress and positive body image.
The Let's Talk podcast is a new series bringing together different members of the University community to have honest and thought-provoking conversations about mental health. Each episode is hosted by our Chaplain, Harriet Harris, and features discussions between students and staff talking about a range of mental health topics, from loneliness and depression to imposter syndrome and a fear of failure.
Self-help resources outside of the University
Edspace, an Edinburgh-based source of mental health and wellbeing information, provides a directory of self-help resources, including booklets, groups and websites.
The Hub of Hope
The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.
Mental Health UK
The website provides tips on how to live your best working life, including your work-life balance, exercise, sleep, and managing stress.
The mental health charity Mind provides information on types of mental health problems, drugs and treatments, helping others, legal rights, and many other topics.
AMOSSHE / Unite Students resilience toolkit have created a resource bank of research, case studies and practical tools to help Student Services professionals in higher education develop student and staff resilience to stress, anxiety and similar barriers to achievement and success.
Rethink – About mental illness
As well as other resources, mental health charity Rethink Mental Illness provides information on various mental health conditions and their symptoms.
Self-care in a Crisis with Know You More
Know You More, one of our coaching partners, has put together a resource to help you understand your own reactions at this time of crisis and identify your personal strengths and resources to support you stay resilient and adapt.