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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. 


If you are feeling suicidal right now, SAMARITANS are there for you on their free helpline 116 123




Befrienders Worldwide - International Emotional Support

CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably

CWMT - Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Ollie Foundation - Prevention of Young Suicide

PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide

Samaritans - Call free: 116 123           Email:

Stop Suicide Pledge - Suicide Prevention Campaign

Students Against Depression



Cambridge Samaritans - 4 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW

Maytree - A Sanctuary for the Suicidal



Mind - A-Z Mental Health Leaflets

Coping With Suicidal Thoughts

A Beastly Burden

Stay Alive 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.

Reasons to Stay Alive
Matt Haig, 2015

Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again.

A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me
Susan Rose Blauner, 2003

Susan Blauner is the perfect emissary for a message of hope and a program of action for these millions of people. She's been through it, and speaks and writes eloquently about feelings and fantasies surrounding suicide.