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Web-based resources

There is excellent material on the web which can improve your understanding about what is happening to your body and mind and take responsiblity for making changes. We have listed some that we be know to have been developed carefully by reputable organsations. There are Ted Talks, audios, apps, interactive programs and forums as well as literature and CBT workbooks.

Depression

Students Against Depression

This site was developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. See student blogs for individual stories and suggestions.

Depression Alliance

"We work to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services".

Mental Health Foundation Publications

Researches what makes and keeps people mentally well and communicates the findings and seeks to turn the research into practical solutions that make a difference to people's lives. A range of useful information.

MoodGYM

A free self help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.

Beating bipolar

Support with bipolar symptoms.

Breathing Spaces

Helpline open all weekend and to 2pm M- Th. Information on local support groups.

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably encourages young men to open up and talk about their difficulties.

A Glasgow based self help group run by past and present sufferers of depression and anxiety.

Stress

Stress Buster Orientation Session  Find out more about this course offered by the University. You will need to join a waiting list for  the full Stressbuster course until you have attended the Orientation

´╗┐Stressbusting

Stressbusting tips, treatments and cures for reducing anxiety and relieving stress. Articles on relaxation techniques by stress relief experts. Watch relaxing videos from Stressbusting. (Not related to the University course)

Mental Health Foundation Podcasts

A range of podcasts which you can download and listen to which can help you relax and improve your sense of wellbeing. Some are designed to be quick fixes and some are the full works, so download the ones which fit into your lifestyle.

Mental Health Foundation Resources for Looking After Yourself

A range of resources to support you to look after your general health and wellbeing and support for difficulties such as sleep disorders, anxiety and general stress.

Steps For Stress

The Scottish Governments website for dealing with stress offers a simple guide to stressing less and enjoying life more.

Struggling with perfectionism?  A YouTube lecture on some science of achievement.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder UK

Facilitates a safe environment for people affected by OCD to communicate with each other and provide mutual understanding and support.

OCD Action

Provides support and information to anybody affected by OCD. Forum discussions.

Stress and Anxiety in Teenagers

This resource considers what causes stress and how to manage it creatively.

Anxiety Disorders

Mindfulness Anxiety and Stress A 4 week course offered by the University.

Anxiety Coach

If you struggle with panic attacks, chronic worry, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder, here's help that’s practical and powerful.

Panic Attacks

On-line or email course on panic attacks.

Anxiety Care

Services include mutual support groups, support and structured recovery groups, confidence building groups, a home visiting service, and a telephone helpline.

Moodjuice

A self-help guide on anxiety

Destigmatize

A new project of ANXIETY UK. Aims to provide information and support for sufferers of anxiety disorders mainly, but not exclusively, in the Asian population.

No More Panic

Message forum and chatroom.

A Self-Help app for Anxiety:  Apple app  and  Android app

Free to download and specifically for students with mild to moderate anxiety.

 

Eating Distress

B-eat

Offers info and advice on eating disorders. Well used and moderated discussion forum.

Mind leaflet on eating distress

Something Fishy

Lots of stuff!

Glasgow Eating Disorders Support Group (GEDS) meet weekly (Mondays) at the Tom Allan Centre 23 Elmbank Street G2 4PB. email geds.team@gmail.com  Or sign up on Meet Up

Self Harm

Harmless provides factsheets/downloadable leaflets, ideas for coping strategies and blog. Also information for carers, supporters and professionals.

www.selfharm.co.uk has information on the facts and the myths around self harm and harm minimisation suggestions alongside some shared stories of people experiences with self harm. Has a facility to ask questions.

National Self Harm Network  has an online support forum 24/7 to provide support, information and resources, advice, discussions and distractions.

Self-harm factsheet from Rethink Mental Illness as well as telephone advice service and supporter care.

LifeSIGNS guidance and support network.

Self Injury Support  supports girls and women. They offer email and text support and have a helpline on 0808 800 8088 free Monday to Thursday evenings from 7-10pm. Lots of practical support tools.

General Wellbeing

Strathclyde University Health and Wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing website brings together information on the wide range of services, policies, activities and initiatives and also provides links to external agencies that can help us to make positive lifestyle choices.

An App to help with talking to your GP about your Mental Health

Living Life to the Full

Offers a free web-based life skills course, helpful for anyone suffering from distress, low mood and worry.

Student Counselling in UK Universities

Provides a wealth of information specifically geared towards students - picks the best from univsersity counselling services around the country - it does suffer from broken links but still good - good FAQs section on counselling for students.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information Guides

Chinese Mental Health Association

Specializes in providing community based mental health assistance and support to the Chinese community. CMHA wants to end the stigmas that prevent people from seeking help.

Get Connected

This is a confidential online resources for under 25s seeking help. Webchat and free telephone helpline open 1pm - 11pm everyday.

Muslim Youth Helpline

Internet WebChat and helpline open M - F 6pm - 12am and 12pm - 12am Sat and Sun.

Hypnotherapy downloads

 

We offer  a range of audio downloads, developed for students by a hypnotherapist, to support students of the University with relaxation and self management.  Tracks can be downloaded to a personal device using the 'other  media' tab which appears at the back of the description.  To see the full list of tracks with their descriptions and durations go here and type Student Counselling in the search box.  You may also be interested in attending our weekly Hypnotherapy Drop in Sessions or in speaking to our hypnotherapist.

Please listen to the Introduction to using the tracks once before going onto any of the other material.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Relaxation and Confidence Building

Stress Free Assignments

Confidence with Others

Stop Worrying

Sleep Well 1

Sleep Well 2

Exam Preparation 

Healing White Light      

Room Of Mind  

Tree Meditation

Stroll on the Beach

The Fountain

Safe Place

                 

 

 

         

Relationships

The Site.org

A great section on sex and  relationships of all sorts.

Relationships Scotland

The biggest provider of relationship counselling in Scotland. Locate a service near you or find out more about what they can offer including mediation and family support.

The Spark

Also a big provider of relationship counselling. The Spark have regional centres across Scotland and provide a range of services to support and enhance relationships.

Relate
A really good collection of articles and information on common problems.

Serious Illness in the Family 'Hope' provides a good student pack of information as well as online support through their site.

The National LBGT Forum

Links to lots of events and resources.

LBGT Youth Scotland
Articles,  links and support , for children and carers as well as younger adults with questions about sexuality, rights and getting involved.

The Couple Connection 

Provides a range of articles Quizzes and exercises to help you improve and strengthen your relationship.

Domestic Violence( including non-physical)

Forced Marriage

Information/ Workbooks

A range of comprehensive information and self help packages which use evidence based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques to help you understand and work with your difficulties. These packages are substantial in length and very good. The topics available are:

Improve your Assertiveness
Coping with Depression
Building Body Acceptance- Overcoming Body Dysmorphia
Facing Your Feelings- Overcoming Distress Intolerance
Overcoming Health Anxiety
Keeping Your Balance- Coping with Bipolar Disorder
Overcoming Disordered Eating
Coping with Panic Attacks
Overcoming Procrastination
Coping with Social Anxiety
Mastering Your Worries´╗┐

See the full range.

Do get in touch on 0141 548 3510 if you want to speak to a counsellor.

Effective evidence based CBT workbooks- free and a wide range of relevant topics!

Each contains a series of modules to help you understand, think and feel differently.

Use weekly hypnotherapy sessions to promote relaxation and positive thinking

Wellbeing Collection

Library books which address common problems. Understand yourself better and make constructive changes.

A 30 minute guided meditation session is offered everyday at 12.20pm in the Wellbeing Room, Level 2 Livingstone Tower. Arrive 10 minutes early for a quick introduction.