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Student Life

Welcome to our Student Life self-help page. In this section, we explore how mental health and student life can sometimes conflict and we look at ways of coping and where you can go for support. 

Life as a student can be an incredibly enjoyable and exciting period of your life, but if you have a mental or emotional health problem, it can be a challenging one too. Problems you may experience can range from difficulties interacting with people, to coping with living away from your parents, or balancing the demands of studying with other commitments. On a positive note, there is a lot you can do to make your time as a student easier and more enjoyable

Explore the ‘How to Cope with Student Life’ booklet by clicking the image below

So what do other people say about surviving student life with mental health problems?

George discusses dealing with depression and anxiety during Fresher’s Week

Sam shares tips on beating exam stress  

Max talks about confronting his Social Anxiety whilst at University

Emma provides tips for coping with peer pressure and Depression at University

Emmie talks about her experience of managing relationships and anxiety at University

Sophie shares her experience of anxiety and panic attacks while at University


We offer a range of services which may help support you while you are studying. Head over to our services section to find out more about what we do and how we could help

Useful Contacts

Student Minds

Overview: A leading student mental health organisation which offers advice, support and signposting  

Students Against Depression

Overview: Offers information and advice for students experiencing depression. 


Overview: Free, confidential telephone helpline offering advice and support to anyone who has experiences mental or emotional ill-health 
Telephone: 01274 594 594 
Opening Hours: 12pm-9pm 365 days per year


Overview: http://www.samaritans.org/ 
Telephone: 116 123 
Opening Hours: 24 hours per day, 365 days per year       

NHS Choices Student Mental Health

Overview: Information on student mental health 


"Student Life | Mind, The Mental Health Charity - Help For Mental Health Problems". Mind.org.uk. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

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