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If you would like to try and find out more about a particular issue, or find ways to help yourself, you can explore the websites, podcasts, or apps listed below.  They contain information on all sorts of issues and ways of improving your mental wellbeing that you might find useful.

Please note that Staffordshire University is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or effectiveness of the services, information or advice provided by organisations external to the University.

Website resources

Mind
Provides information on a variety of mental wellbeing issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, self-harm, etc.  You can read information as well as listening to podcasts. Mind also have information specifically about Coronavirus and your wellbeing as well as tools, tips and videos for student mental health within their dedicated Student Mental Health Hub which provides information, access to tools, tips, videos, blogs, and specialised support for BAME, disabled and LGBTIQ+ students.

Cruse
Provides information and support about dealing with bereavement and grief, particularly during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Drink Aware
Provides information about alcohol as well as guidance on being safe in relation to alcohol.

HelpGuide.org
An international non-profit organisation which provides on-line self-help and information for mental, emotional and social wellness.

Living life to the full
Allows you to work through information about 'life skills' online with the intention of improving your mental wellbeing.

NHS Choices
Provides information on a variety of mental wellbeing issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, self-harm, etc. You can do a quiz about your mood, read information about an issue, listen to podcasts and find out about other peoples' experiences.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Self Help Guides produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.  Titles cover a range of mental health issues.

NHS - every mind matters
Further information and tips to help with anxiety, sleep, low mood, etc., some of which relates to helping you manage during the coronavirus outbreak.

Students Against Depression
Provides information about depression.  You can read student blogs and also use a workbook to try and help yourself.

Frank
Provides information on a variety of drugs, their effects, risks involved and the law.  You can also read about other peoples' experiences.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Provides information on a variety of mental wellbeing issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, self-harm, etc. You can read fact sheets and leaflets as well as listening to podcasts.

Mental Health Foundation
Provides information on a variety of mental wellbeing issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, self-harm, etc. You can listen to various podcasts to help you relax and better manage stress and anxiety. There is also a guide on how to talk to your GP if you are not sure what to say. There is also support to help cope with different aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak.

start2
Provides information and suggestions on a variety of ways to be creative, in the hope that this will improve your wellbeing.

Mindfulness for students
Provides information about mindfulness as well as podcasts and videos.

Staying Safe (from suicidal thoughts)
A self-help resource, including how to make a safety plan.

Government guidance relating to mental health and wellbeing aspects of Coronavirus
A wealth of information, resources, tips, videos on sleep, exercise, anxiety, mindfulness, etc. as well as practical advice.

Student Minds
A variety of information to help with your mental wellbeing, especially during the Coronavirus outbreak, including Student Space, also see the Student Minds Blog.

Togetherall
A variety of self-help information - so don't forget you can access this resource as a Staffordshire University student.

Rethink
Advice and information - with a dedicated page to help you manage during the coronavirus outbreak and a Coping with COVID-19 guide to students from students.

Life @ Staffordshire University
Available to Staffordshire University students providing a range of resources and information about student life including mental wellbeing, physical health, spirituality and more!  It has been developed through the Start to Success project.

Charlie Waller Trust
Information and resources for students, as well as parents and others.

B-arts
A Stoke on Trent organisation offering creative, cookery and other resources online, as well as the opportunity to get involved if you would like to.

YGAM
Supporting university students to be free from gambling and gambling-related harm.

Doc Ready
Offers information about preparing for an appointment with a GP to talk about mental health and a tool to create a checklist if you're not sure what to say.  You might also find this information from MIND helpful.

The Wellbeing Thesis
An online resource for postgraduate research students to support their wellbeing, learning and research.

Support podcasts

The following web pages also offer podcasts - some provide information, others provide exercises to help manage low mood and stress:

Mental Health Foundation
Podcasts offering a range of listening exercises to help you relax and manage stress.

NHS Choices
These 'moodzone' podcasts provide information about low mood and anxiety.

MIND
Podcasts and blogs offering a chance to find out about others' experiences of mental wellbeing difficulties.

Mindfulness for students
These podcasts offer some mindfulness exercises.

Mental wellbeing apps

You can download apps to use on mobile devices.  As you may be aware, some apps are free to download and some are not.  On some apps that are free to download, there may be charges to access some content, so please be aware of this.

A list of mental health apps can be found in the NHS Digital apps library.

ORCHA provides a range of apps for physical and mental health: ORCHA has also grouped together apps that may be helpful in relation to Coronavirus.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Self Help Guides. Titles cover a range of mental health issues.

Grassroots Suicide Prevention  - Stay Alive app.

SAM  - An app to help understand and manage anxiety, developed in collaboration with a research team from UWE (University of the West of England), Bristol.