Self-help material available online Self-help material available online

There is a wealth of self-help materials available on the web. The Wellbeing Service have simplified these pages to focus on a few areas of self-help which we consider to be most useful and reliable.


Building Resilience

Managing your Mood

Managing your Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)



Moodjuice this is a comprehensive self-help site offered by the NHS in Scotland. It is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them.

The Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust offer a set of accessible self-help leaflets on a range of problems addressed from a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) perspective.

Students Against Depression provides information about coping with depression; what it is, when and how to get help.

For an excellent short video about depression, please see: Upworthy - Black Dog

Online CBT Life Skill Courses

These online life skills courses are based on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, but using them on your own should not be seen as a substitute for professional help or therapy:

MoodGYM provides an evidence-based, anonymous, interactive online facility for practising strategies for tackling depression, specifically depressed thinking habits.

Living Life to the Full teaches key knowledge in how to tackle and respond to issues/demands (including depression and anxiety) which we all meet in our everyday life.

Loss and bereavement

'Has someone died? Restoring Hope' and other free booklets from Course Bereavement Care

'Help is at Hand' -booklet. Support after someone may have died by suicide

'Supporting someone who feels suicidal' - online pages and downloadable pdf


The University of Limerick Counselling Service has a set of MP3 relaxation programmes which can be downloaded free of charge.

The Mental Health Foundation offers a number of 'Wellbeing Podcasts' which can be downloaded free of charge. They are designed to help you relax and address various aspects of wellbeing such as mindfulness, sleep, nutrition and exercise.


Mindfulness For Students offers some simple resources for managing stress through mindfulness practices.

Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World offers free guided mindfulness meditations.


SAM is a self-help app for managing anxiety developed specifically for students by the University of the West of England, it can be downloaded here:




Focusing Resources offers a free 5 lesson e-course to help develop awareness of inner experiencing.


Vitae supports the personal, professional and career development of researchers.


Recourse is a national charity set up to support further and higher education staff. They offer online and telephone support.

How to prepare for and respond to a suspected suicide in schools and collages. Booklet available from Samaritans: Help When We Need It Most.