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Self-help Resources

Find out about common issues facing staff and students, and what the Counselling and Wellbeing Service can do to help. Follow the titles below for helpful information, tools, videos and links to further support.

If you find yourself looking for a Counsellor in your area, you might find the Counselling Directory helpful. Alternatively you can find an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist through the CBT Online Register.

It's good to talk

The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) has a really useful website It's Good to Talk, which you might find helpful; containing many counselling related resources. It also has advice to help you understand and prepare for counselling.

Mental Health: It's Time to Talk

Students at Leeds University share their experiences of coping with mental health difficulties. If you're a student having similar difficulties, why not contact us us or the Student Support Centre, who have a Mental Health Advisor ready to help.

Abuse

Distressed woman, holding her hands to her head.

Information to help you cope with the impact of abuse.


Academic

A female student reading a book in a library.

Information to manage and cope with the emotional stresses of university study.


Addictive/Dependant Behaviour

Nice blue sky with a rainbow and a chain with a broken link.

Information to manage and address dependent behaviour.


Anxiety

A rope with a large knot in the middle.

Information to manage and cope with anxiety.


Depression, Anger, Mood Change

Man covering his own face with a sad face drawn on a sheet of paper.

Information to understand and cope with these difficult emotions.


Eating Disorders

Weighing scales and tape measure.

Information to understand and address eating disorders.


Loss

Cloudy blue sky.

Information to understand and cope with the grieving process.


Physical Health

Stethoscope.

Information to understand and cope with the impact of physical health problems.


Relationships

Red hearth with barbed wire wrapped around it.

Information about relationship issues and difficulties.


Self and Identity

Who are you?

Information to help understand and cope with issues of identity and self-esteem.


Self-harm

A red sign: STOPP

Information to manage and cope with self-harm.


Sexual Issues

Symbols depicting heterasexual and gay sexual relationships.

Information to understand and cope with issues of sexuality, sexual identity and problems.


Transitions

A butterfly in various stages of its life cycle.

Information to understand and cope with life changes.


Welfare Services & Employment

Signpost: Assistance, Support, Maintenance, Service.

Information to manage and cope with welfare and employment issues.


Workplace

Man in a shirt and tie with two alarm clocks held close to his ears: one with the time set to 09:00, the other to 17:00.

Information to manage and address workplace issues.