Mental health self-help support available
15 November 2018
Looking after yourself and your mental health is important, and we want to help you to help yourself with our online resources.
Working with the NHS, we have created a bank of guides on a range of topics that you can access 24/7, and have rounded up some mobile apps and external agencies that are available, all with the aim of aiding mental health support.
Our self-help guides are available online and you can access them 24/7. Powered by the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, they cover everything from abuse and alcohol, to what to do if you are hearing disturbing voices. Each guide has a video introduction and is accessible in full as a PDF document or audio file. If you are worried about someone else, you can also email the guides to a friend.
Self-Help mobile apps for mental health can be a useful tool for when you are out and about and start to feel as though you are struggling with your mental health. Mobile apps offer a number of resources and therapeutic techniques that can be readily accessible in the palm of your hand to help you with issues such as anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping. Check out our app overview here.
As well as our own, many agencies also provide online tools to help you manage mental health and other specific issues you may be experiencing. From our Student Wellbeing website, you can access agencies like Beat Eating Disorders, young suicide prevention specialist support Papyrus and Students Against Depression.
Seeking Professional SupportOnline tools and resources are readily available and usually give you 24/7 access to guidance and support, but alongside using these resources we strongly encourage you to talk to your local doctor or appropriate health professional about any concerns you may have. The information provided in the resources are NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis or treatment by an appropriate health professional.
For more information, or if you feel you need to access support from our university, contact our Student Wellbeing team on firstname.lastname@example.org