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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. 






Action for Happiness

Bipolar UK

CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably

CRUfAD - Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression

Depression Alliance  

Greater Good in Action - Science-based practices for a meaningful life

Mental Health Foundation - Wellbeing Podcasts

Mind Apples

Pendulum - Bi-Polar Disorder Information and Support

Relit - Bibliotherapy



Students Against Depression

Student Minds

The Black Dog Institute

The Jed Foundation - Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Young Minds



Moodgym - CBT Training Programme for Depression

Beating the Blues - CBT Skills Course accessed via your GP

It Gets Brighter - Challenging Misconceptions about mental illness

Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide

The Calm Zone - Campaign Against Living Miserably

Time to Change - Let's End Mental Health Discrimination

The Recovery Letters - Letters written by people recovering from depression



Support It Gets Brighter - Oxford University Campaign

Mind - A-Z Mental Health Leaflets

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Self Help Guides
Depression and Low Mood

The Centre for Clinical Interventions Workbooks
Back from the Bluez
Facing Your Feelings
Keeping Your Balance

The Royal College of Psychiatrists - A-Z Leaflets

American Psychological Association - Resilience Guide

My Mind Checker - 8 Selected Mental Health Tests

Psychology Tools - CBT based self help tools

MyHappYPlace - all the things that make you happy in one place app

Virtual Hope Box - personalised tools to help with emotional regulation app




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.

An Introduction to Coping with Depression
Lee Brosan and Brenda Hogan, Robinson, 2013

A CBT self-help booklet introducing you to some strategies that you can use to cope with depression.



Overcoming Depression
Paul Gilbert, Robinson, 2009

A CBT self-help book describing ways in which you can overcome your depression.



The Compassionate Mind
Paul Gilbert, Constable, 2009

How to use compassion to develop happiness, self-acceptance and well-being.



Mind Over Mood
Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky, Guilford Press, 2nd Edition, 2015

This guide seeks to draw on the authors' experience as clinicians and teachers of cognitive therapy to help clients understand and improve their moods.


Full Catastrophe Living: How to cope with stress, pain & illness using mindfulness meditation
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Piatkus Books, 2013

How to handle potentially stressful situations. How to use mindfulness meditation to help you: relieve physical and emotional pain, reduce anxiety and panic, help improve your health and your relationships, and much more.


The Mindful Way through Depression
Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel V Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Guilford Publications, 2007

A self-help guide offering helpful relief from your depression.  This book explores depression and it's anatomy and the place and practice of mindfulness and cognitive therapy in breaking through the depression cycle.