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Loughborough University

Counselling and Disability Service

Self Help Resources


There are hundreds of self-help sites on the web which make all kinds of suggestions about how they might change your life but it is not always easy to work out which ones might be useful and which are not. These are some sites that counsellors and clients in the service have found useful although the Counselling Service and Loughborough University can take no responsibility for them.

Living Life to the Full

This is a free website that has good feedback as being easy to use and it can be dipped into without having to register. Offers help for mild to moderate depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Visit the website

Beating the Blues

This is a free website only accessible through your GP. It is a structured series of 8 modules and you have to register on it. Offers help with mild to moderate depression.

Visit the website

Fear Fighter

This free website is only accessible through your GP. It is a structured series of 10 sessions where you identify your specific problems and develop treatment goals. Offers helps with anxiety, panic attacks and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Visit the website

No More Panic

This is a free website with information and advice about panic attacks, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, compulsions and low self-esteem. It also has a facility for people to post messages and questions on a blog page.

Visit the website

B-eat: Beating Eating Disorders

This is the leading charity providing information, help and support for people affected by eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. It offers telephone, email and text helplines, as well as video and podcast developments. It also provides links to two online self-help programmes.

There is a cost for these online programmes. You can get free help instead through your GP who may refer you to a therapist or to the eating disorders clinic at Leicester, which sometimes includes online self-help as part of the range of helping strategies you might be offered. If you wish to contact the online help privately through the B-eat site, a donation from your fee goes to B-eat to help their work. There is a programme for anorexia and another for bulimia.

B-eat also have a network of self-help groups across the country. Contact the website for current availability.

Visit the B-eat website

Student Depression

Contains information, resources and real student stories about depression.


Big White Wall

Online community for Depression and Anxiety support. Free for university students.

Big Whie Wall Website


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