Mental Health & Wellbeing

Your health is important. Just as you have to look after your body to avoid getting a cold or looking after a cut knee, you have to do the same for your mental health; we all have mental health, just as we all have physical health.
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If you have been diagnosed with a mental health difference, remember that you too are eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowance, which you can access by contacting the Accessibility Team. If you believe you’re an immediate risk to yourself or others, or if you’re seriously concerned for the welfare of someone else, call 999.

UniWellbeing App

With the UniWellBeing app, you can access podcasts, mindfulness tips, challenges, create your own digital journal and more. UniWellBeing makes building healthy habits and looking after wellbeing fun, stimulating and interactive. Download the app for free and sign up using your university login.

UniWellbeing App

Beat

Beat is the UK's leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS or any other difficulties with food, weight and shape. Find out more about eating disorders and the support services available.

Beat

Accessibility Appointment

The Accessibility team provide help, support and advocacy for students with disabilities and anyone experiencing problems like anxiety or stress. They are also the people to see for advice and support for applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). They provide a drop in service Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm during term time.

Accessibility

Wellbeing Appointment

The Wellbeing team promote better mental health across the student community, and will support you if you are experiencing anxiety, stress and have other mental health problems which are affecting your studies. Email StudentServices@fxplus.ac.uk or book an appointment at The Compass helpdesk.

Wellbeing Teams

Harmless

Harmless provide a range of services about self-harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families. Find out more about self-harm and the support services available on their website.

Harmless

Help with Health Costs

If you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS). The scheme covers prescription costs, dental costs, eye care costs, healthcare travel costs and wigs and fabric supports. Find out more on the NHS website.

NHS Low Income Scheme

NHS One You

One You is a campaign run by the NHS to help you get back to a healthier you, supporting you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. Find tools, support and encouragement on their website, to help improve your health right away.

NHS One You

Papyrus

Papyrus is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. Check out their website for advice and support, news articles and a forum of people's stories.

Papyrus

Samaritans

The Samaritans are a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Check out their website for information on how they can help in your community and volunteering opportunities.

Samaritans

Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression is a website by students for students. Stay positive and live well at uni with the latest tips, blogs and student campaigns from the Students Against Depression website.

Students Against Depression

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

This self-help organisation provides a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings- giving and gaining support from each other.  You can contact the national helpline by calling 0300 111 5065 (open 9am to 9pm every day).

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Academic Skills Appointment

ASK offers advice on writing and study skills. Book a one-to-one appointment online, give them a call on 01326 370438 or book an appointment in person at The Compass helpdesk. If you can't find a suitable appointment time please email ask@fxplus.ac.uk

Study Hub

Coping with Exam Stress

Exam periods can be very stressful so The Study Hub have compiled a list of handy tips to help you cope with exam stress. Tips include how to organise revision topics, relaxation techniques and deep breathing exercises.

Student Support (Living Support and Wellbeing teams)

Get Organised

Juggling deadlines and commitments at university can be difficult. Getting yourself organised will save you a whole lot of time, stress and money! Check out these helpful resources from the Study Hub including time management tips, useful books, tools and links.

Getting Organised

Living Healthily

Your physical and mental wellbeing are closely linked. Check out these helpful resources for the Study Hub to help you get a better balance in your life. Tips include wellbeing through better sleep, daily relaxation and eating healthy food.

Living Healthily

Mind

Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales which offers information and advice to people with mental health problems. See their website for information about mental health, guides to support and services and links to helplines.

Mind

Moodjuice

Emotional problems are often the mind and body’s way of saying that something needs to be changed in our life. This site offers self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.

Moodjuice

The Organised Student

Who better to tell you how to stay organised during your studies than a student who has gone through it all themselves? Check out this blog which includes useful tips, motivation to study and printable resources to aid you in studying and day-to-day life.

The Organised Student

Relaxation Techniques

Practicing relaxation techniques can have many benefits, including slowing heart and breathing rate, lowering blood pressure and reducing activity of stress hormones. Check out the resources from the Study Hub to help you at stressful times, including relaxation, guided visualisation.

Relaxation Techniques

Silver Cloud

Get secure, immediate access to online CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) programmes, tailored to your specific needs. Programmes consist of six to seven modules - complete these at your own pace, over approximately eight weeks. It's flexible and you can access it on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Silver Cloud

First Aid

Would you know what to do in an emergency? Check out this helpful overview from the NHS including how to deal with common accidents and emergencies, anaphylactic shock, bleeding and more.

NHS First Aid

The Harbour

The Harbour, a Bristol-based charity, offers free counselling and psychotherapy to people affected by life-threatening illness. They provide therapy for individuals, couples and groups. Find out more on their website.

The Harbour

Help with Sleeping

Do you struggle getting to sleep? The NHS have compiled a handy list of things that may help you get to sleep, such as forming a bedtime routine to help you unwind and prepare for bed.

NHS Help with Sleeping

Penryn Campus Sports Centre

Want to purchase a Sports Centre membership or book onto a class? Everyone is welcome, members or non-members, all you need to do is visit the Sports Centre portal and sign in.

Fitness Centre

NHS 111

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

NHS 111

NHS Health and Fitness

Check out these helpful resources from the NHS to find out how you could benefit from being more physically active. Links include getting active with disability, workouts, running and cycling for beginners and physical fitness guideline.

NHS Fitness Ideas

NHS Smoke Free

This website offers support for those who are looking to stop smoking. Find success stories, expert support and articles about the implications of smoking.

NHS Smoke Free

Physical Fitness

There are facilities on campus to aid in your physical fitness. You can join the Penryn Campus Sports Centre to attend fitness classes and use the gym facilities.  Away from the gym, there is a floodlit outdoor Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) available to hire for five-a-side football, tennis or any other outdoor sporting activities.

Sports & Recreation

VIVA Wellbeing

As a result of the Covid 19 experience, you may be feeling less connected, lonely or just wanting to feel more needed and wanted. Volunteer Cornwall is rising to this new challenge. They deliver a wide range of initiatives which focus on building connections in our communities and now have a dedicated programme to help people reconnect to their local community once more, through their VIVA WELLBEING project. There is signposting to relevant activities and interests that you may specifically have. In addition, there is 1:1 support available to help individuals, be introduced into local community events and charities.

VIVA Wellbeing

Useful tools and books

A comprehensive list of external sites, books, apps and tools to help minimise stress by the Study Hub. Be sure to check out:

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