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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. 



Calm - Mindfulness

Yoga With Adriene - free online yoga videos

uniyoga - yoga classes at Cambridge Colleges

Headspace - Mindfulness

Insight Timer - Guided Meditation

Just a Minute - Short Mindfulness Exercises

Mental Health Foundation - Wellbeing Podcasts

Mindfulness for Students

ReLit - Bibliotherapy

Start2 - Living more Creatively

Smiling Mind - Mindfulness

Tiny Pause

Wind Down



Mind - A-Z Mental Health Leaflets

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Self Help Guide

Relaxation Audio Techniques

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.

Teach Yourself Relaxation Techniques
Alice Muir, 2010

This book explains techniques intended to assist physical and mental relaxation using such disciplines as meditation, yoga, Alexander Technique, self hypnosis, affirmations, sleep therapy, bio-feedback, autogenic training, muscle relaxation, posture exercises, breathing and calming techniques.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman and Matthew McKay, New Harbinger Publications, 2008

A self-help book describing step-by-step techniques to calm your body and mind.


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

Includes mindfulness techniques, an 8 week practice schedule, research findings and personal stories.  Specifically looks at mindfulness in relation to stress, anxiety, emotional and physical pain.


Perfect Relaxation
Elaine Van Der Zeil, RH Books, 2010

Perfect Relaxation describes strategies aimed at helping the reader take and keep control of their life as well as their stress levels.