Your health is important, and 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, and we hope that the below links will help you to #MindYourHead.
Please have no shame in coming forward and asking for support, or answers to questions. 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.
And if you ever don’t know where to go or what to do next please contact your SU President Welfare & Inclusivity email@example.com who will help you to start your journey.
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.
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.
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 also provide a drop in service Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm during term time.
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.
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.
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.
Mind Your Head
As part of our #MindYourHead campaign, this booklet has been made to help you through times when you are feeling particularly stressed or anxious. We also hope this helps you understand mental health more, from living with anxiety and depression to how to help a friend.
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.
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.
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.
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 Students Against Depression website.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
This self-help organisation provides a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
You can contact the national helpline by calling 0300 111 5065 (open 9am to 9pm every day).