Free, immediate support for both overall wellbeing and specific concerns
To aid in relaxation or meditation, Mental Health Foundation offers a free online course in mindfulness:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
With courses addressing a variety of subjects, including stress and low mood, Living Life to the Full provides CBT resources at any time of day.
The NHS and the UK mental-health charity Mind provide guidance on maintaining mental health as a student.
For support from students who also experience depression:
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
For facts on drug use, Know the Score offers extensive information.
For help monitoring alcohol consumption, Drinkaware provides a list of resources.
For help, or to help a friend, you can make use of the following resources from the UK eating disorder charity Beat:
- Message boards
- Online support groups
Access to these resources is available at their site:
The following articles provide tips to manage homesickness, including stories of other students’ experiences.
Additionally, many opportunities at the University to get involved can help you build a support system.
NHS online provides useful information on Insomnia, including potential symptoms and advice on treatment.