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University Counselling Service

Student Counselling

You can find below a selection of helpful resources.
Please note that whilst we hope that these resources are useful, the Counselling Service does not endorse the opinions expressed by other parties.

The Counselling Service suggests that people check the data collecting practices of online tools and apps that track mental health. 





We Are With You


Alcohol Change

Beating Addictions


Down Your Drink


Rethinking Drinking

Talk to Frank



Change Grow Live - Cambridgeshire - Adult Alcohol Service - Assessment, advice and treatment for people suffering from drug or alcohol dependency and concerned others.

Tel: 0300 555 0101 (local rate charges) or

AA - Alcoholics Anonymous - help for people who want to stop drinking from people who have stopped. 

Helpline: 0800 9177 650 or

Al-Anon - Help for the family and friends of alcoholics

NACOA - The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

UKNA - Narcotics Anonymous - meetings and support for addicts who wish to stop using. 

Helpline: 0300 999 1212 -10am-midnight



Mind - A-Z Mental Health Leaflets

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Self Help Guide - Alcohol and You

The Royal College of Psychiatrists - A-Z Leaflets




The descriptions given are intended to provide a summary of the contents but should not be taken to imply that the Counselling Service endorses the opinions expressed.

Deidre Boyd, Element Books, 2010

This book looks at the nature of addiction and its many forms, including alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, and religion.



Overcoming Problem Drinking
Marcantonio Spada, Robinson, 2012

A CBT self-help book that will help you address your alcohol related problems.



Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Be a Happy Non-Smoker for the Rest of Your Life
Allen Carr, 2013

The world's best selling book on how to give up smoking. "It didn't take any willpower. I didn't miss it at all and I was free" Ruby Wax.