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Self-help Resources

Wellbeing Team/NHS Self-help guides

19 self-help guides covering a range of wellbeing topics. Each guide includes an audio version and a video introduction.

See the guides here

Self-help can be a good starting point if there is something troubling you and you aren't sure if you feel ready to talk to someone at the moment. It allows you to tackle problems like stress, anxiety and depression in your own time and at a pace that suits you. 

If you don't feel any better after trying self-help, or you decide you want further support, our "want to talk to someone page" has information on lots of services that are there to help you.

Self-help guides

Self-help guides

19 self-help guides which are free to download or view online. These guides are written by the NHS and personalised to the University of Southampton.

Online courses

Online workshops and courses

Online workshops and courses with helpful techniques and strategies for coping with some common student problems.

Further resources and information

Looking After Yourself

Advice on a range of  personal worries that students can experience, such as exam stress, bereavement and homesickness.

Related Links

There is a wide range of information, advice and support for mental health and wellbeing both locally and nationally.

Expect Respect

Expect Respect is a campaign by the Students’ Union and the University of Southampton raising awareness about sexual violence and promoting a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence in all forms.

Click here to visit the Expect Respect webpage

Mental Health Apps

The Mental Health Apps Library is an NHS initiative features online tools, resources and apps that have a proven track record of effectiveness in improving mental health.

Visit the NHS Mental Health app library

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity for everyone’s mental health. Their website has lots of articles and resources including a series of practical podcasts and informative videos.

Access the podcasts and videos


Mind is a national charity with a local branch in Southampton that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Their website has lots of information and practical advice to help you make positive changes in your life.

Visit the local Mind branch's website


Rethink is a national mental health charity that provides information, services and a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness.

Click here for Rethink's website

Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression, anxiety and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves.

Visit Students Against Depression's website
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