Student and Staff Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing Support

If you need mental/emotional support during your time at Newcastle University, help is available from our Mental Health Team and our Counselling Service

Mental health information

Every Mind Matters
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
An NHS quiz to help you look at your mental health which comes with a free plan, expert advice and practical tips.                                                                                                                                                               
StandAlone
Support information for students who have no contact with their family: www.standalone.org.uk/students

Recovery College Collective (Recoco)
Recoco work as a recovery college. Those who feel like they need assistance can enrol as a “student” and access a variety of peer led workshops to help individuals recover from mental illness. They are based on Market Street and have a whole prospectus which can be found on their website: www.recoverycoco.com

Hub of Hope
www.hubofhope.co.uk
Provides a search function to find available mental health support services within your local area.

Mental Health UK
www.mentalhealth-uk.org/get-help
Brings together four national mental health charities working across the UK.

MIND
www.mind.org.uk
Mental health charity providing information and support on various mental health problems including anxiety, self-esteem and common eating disorders.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp
A series of self-help leaflets covering a range of issues including sleep problems, stress, controlling anger and alcohol use.

Rethink
www.rethink.org
A charity offering advice and information to anyone affected by mental health problems.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
www.rcpsych.ac.uk
An independent professional membership organisation and registered charity which provides a range of information and resources for mental health professionals and the public.

Sane
www.sane.org.uk
Information, resources and helpline providing emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.

Students Against Depression
www.studentsagainstdepression.org
Offers information and resources validated by health professionals alongside tips and advice from students who have experienced low mood or depression themselves.

Student Minds 
www.studentminds.org.uk
Student mental health charity, offering information and resources on a variety of topics, including managing exam stress, preparing for a year abroad and supporting a friend.

The Mix
www.themix.org.uk
Support service for people aged under 25, offering free and confidential support and advice on a wide range of issues including mental health, money worries and relationship break ups.

It’s good to talk / British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk
BACP is a professional body and a registered charity which provides information about counselling and psychotherapy, including how to find a private therapist.

Self-help resources

Centre for Clinical Interventions
https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself
A self-help site addressing a wide variety of problem areas, including: depression, social anxiety, panic, worry, self-esteem, procrastination, assertiveness, and eating problems.

Below are links to some of the key workbooks which consist of a number of modules you can work through in your own time:

Free Mobile Apps

SAM: Self-help for anxiety management

www.sam-app.org.uk
Offers a range of self-help methods for people who want to learn about managing their anxiety.

Smiling Mind

www.smilingmind.com.au
A simple tool which uses mindfulness meditation to help combat stress, improve focus and increase resilience.

Calm Harm

www.stem4.org.uk/calmharm
For young people who have already started the process of understanding their self-harm issues. Provides tasks to resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

WellMind

www.dwmh.nhs.uk/wellmind
Includes advice, tips and tools to improve mental health and boost wellbeing.

WatchWellCast

www.youtube.com/user/watchwellcast
Regular animated show which explores the physical, mental and emotional paths to wellness.

Mindshift

www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-app
Designed to help people cope with anxiety and change how they think about it.