Student Services

Supporting You

Self-help resources

There may be some steps you can take yourself to help improve and manage your Wellbeing and Mental Health and there are lots of organisations, websites and resources that can help you with this.

For many of these topics we have produced self-help guides which also include links to resources and support services.

Follow the links below to find information on the topics which apply to you:

Health and Wellbeing resources

Reading Well self-help books

The University Mental Health Support Team, Counselling Service and Library have introduced a range of self-help books available for students and staff. Further details about obtaining these for free are available below:

"Reading Well" Books on Prescription titles can now be accessed from the University Library. The scheme provides self-help reading based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults for a range of common mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.

Reference copies of all the books in the scheme are located in the Leisure Reading Collection in the University Library. Loanable copies are available from the Loughborough Public Library on Granby Street.

There are a range of ‘Mood-boosting’ books relating to mental health and wellbeing (novels, non-fiction and poetry) which are available to loan from the University Library too.

For more information on these schemes visit The Reading Agency website

 

Wellbeing websites

The below websites can be useful to help you manage your health and wellbeing:

NHS Live Well- Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing- 5 steps researched and developed by the New Economics Foundations

One you- One You is here to help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support

 

After a crisis

Self-help guide

After a crisis

Alcohol & Drug Use

Self-help guides

Alcohol use - PDF self-help information

Drugs - PDF self-help information

NHS self-help guide- Alcohol and you

 

Websites/ support services

Mind- Recreational drugs and alcohol information

Turning Point- Support service offering a variety of treatment options for alcohol and substance use

Frank- Honest information about drugs

Drink aware- information and advice

Alcoholics Anonymous- Support with personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics

Narcotics Anonymous- open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help

Anger Management

Self-help guides

Anger Management - PDF self-help information

NHS self-help guide- Controlling Anger

Mind self-help guide- How to cope with Anger

 

Websites/ support services

Respect- Information and support for people who are worried about their violent or aggressive behaviour towards loved ones.

Anxiety

Self-help guides

Anxiety - PDF self-help information (link)

NHS self-help guide- Anxiety

Mind self-help guide- Anxiety and Panic attacks

 

Websites/ support services

Let’s Talk Wellbeing- Providing NHS psychological therapies

Anxiety UK- Advice and support

No panic- Provides information, support and advice for those with panic disorder, anxiety, phobias and OCD

Living Life to the Full- Offers help for mild to moderate depression, anxiety and insomnia

Anxiety online workshop- An online workshop about anxiety and looking at ways you may be able to manage it.

Bereavement

Self-help guides

Bereavement - self-help information

NHS self-help guide- Bereavement

Mind self-help guide- Bereavement

 

Websites/ support services

Cruse Bereavement Care-Offer advice and support for those affected by bereavement

SOBS (Survivors of bereavement by suicide)- Advice and support for those bereaved by suicide

Bullying

Self-help guides

Bullying - self-help information

Depression

Self-help guides

Depression - self-help information

Helping a friend or partner with depression - self-help information

NHS self-help guide- Depression and low mood

Mind self-help guide- depression

 

Websites/ support services

Living Life to the Full- Offers help for mild to moderate depression, anxiety and insomnia

Students Against Depression- offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking

Let’s Talk Wellbeing- Providing NHS psychological therapies

Domestic Abuse in relationships

Self-help guides

Domestic abuse in relationships - self-help information

NHS self-help guide- domestic violence

 

Websites/ support services

UAVA (United against Violence and Abuse)- A consortium of three local specialist providers of domestic abuse and sexual violence services

Eating Problems

Self help guides

Eating problems - self-help information

NHS self-help guide- Eating Disorders

Mind self-help guide- Eating Problems

 

Websites/ support services

Beat- giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.

EDISS (Eating Disorders in Student Services)-  EDISS offers the following services, Peer support, Counselling, Recovery and Self-Help Groups, Online Befriending, Drop-in support and Volunteering opportunities. (appointments available on campus)

Insomnia

Self-help guides

Insomnia - self-help information

NHS self-help guide- Sleeping Problems

Mind self-help guide-Sleep Problems

 

Websites/ support services

NHS- 10 tips to help insomnia

Living Life to the Full- Offers help for mild to moderate depression, anxiety and insomnia 

Loneliness & Homesickness

Self-help guides

Loneliness - self-help information

Homesickness - self-help information

Mind self-help guide- Loneliness

Medical issues

Self-help guides

Medical issues - self-help information

Procrastination

Self-help guides

Procrastination - self-help information

Rape and Sexual Violence

Self-help guides

Rape and sexual assault - self-help information

 

Websites/ support services

UAVA (United against Violence and Abuse)- A consortium of three local specialist providers of domestic abuse and sexual violence services.

Relationships and Sexual Problems

Self-help guides

Relationships and sexual problems - self-help information

Revenge porn - self-help information

 

Websites/ support services

Relate- The UK's largest provider of relationship support including counselling 

Sexuality

Self-help guides

Sexuality - self-help information

 

Websites/ support services

Leicester LGBT+ Centre- Provide information on a wide range of subjects that affect LGBT people’s lives including signposting and referrals to other agencies.

LSU LGBT Association- Provide a support network for every student who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and all other denominations of sexuality and gender.

Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings

Self-help guides

Suicidal thoughts and feelings - self-help information

Mind self-help guide- How to cope with Suicidal feelings

 

Websites/ support services

Urgent help- details of NHS services to contact in a crisis

Calm- Provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide

Samaritans- 24 hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope

Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse

Self-help guides

Surviving childhood sexual abuse - self-help information