We've brought together a wide range of information that you may find helpful. There are many online and local resources and programmes which are updated regularly.
- Meddwl is a place to get mental health support and information – all through the medium of Welsh.
- Mind charity provide information and brief guides to managing and getting support for a wide range of mental health issues, including an A-Z of Mental Health.
- myf.cymru is a Welsh language mental health and wellbeing project for students, which has created a website of the same name. The resources have been created in partnership with Bangor University, Aberystwyth University , University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. On the site, you will find original content from Welsh speaking students and also mental health resources that have been reviewed by Welsh speaking therapists. The project has also developed an App based on the 'Moving on in my recovery' work, which you can use to follow 12 steps to look after your mental health. There is also a podcast called 'Sgwrs?' which covers issues that affect students today.
- SilverCloud is an online course which offers support for anxiety, depression, and much more, all based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). NHS Wales are offering the course for free to those aged 16 or over, who are registered with a GP in Wales or live in Wales AND who are not receiving secondary or tertiary mental health services (e.g. not under the care of a psychiatrist or psychologist). For more information please visit the Public Health Wales webpages, or sign up directly via: https://nhswales.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/.
- Student Minds is the UK's student mental health charity.
- Student Space provides expert information and advice to help you through the challenges of coronavirus, including phone, text and web chat support.
- Togetherall is a digital mental health service available 24/7, free to Swansea University students and staff.
This section contains a wide range of online courses and workbooks that are designed to improve wellbeing and develop strategies for managing difficulties and distress. These courses have been developed by professionals using a variety of evidence-based psychological approaches. Please be aware that these resources are not intended as a replacement for specialist assessment and support. If you have concerns about the appropriateness of these courses for you, please consult a medical, mental health, or therapy professional.
AMOSSHE the student services organisation have a collection of guides to promote emotional balance and resilience.
BEAT Provide information and guidance on difficulties with eating or for people with an eating disorder.
Centre for Clinical Interventions provide cognitive behavioural workbooks to self-manage problems with anxiety, appearance concerns, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, distress tolerance, eating disorders, generalised anxiety and worry, health anxiety, interpersonal problems, panic, perfectionism, procrastination, self-compassion, self-esteem, sleep, social anxiety, and unhelpful thinking styles.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust have published workbooks of cognitive behavioural techniques to manage problems of stress, anger, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias.
Exeter University have published free self-help workbooks for managing worry, facing fears, problem solving, goal setting and managing depression based on cognitive behavioural principles.
Good Universities Guide to procrastination and the Pomodoro Method.
James Clear is author of the bestselling book “Atomic Habits” and provides a free guide to tackling procrastination.
Living Life to the Full offer free and paid courses to help tackle problems of low mood and anxiety following a cognitive behavioural approach.
Mental Health Foundation provides information, self-help guides and podcasts on mental health and mindfulness.
Mood Gym is an interactive online self-help web resource aimed at helping people self-manage common mental health issues.
- Samaritans Cymru have launched Finding Your Way (PDF, 2.1 MB), a guide for anyone who is struggling to cope.
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- Student Minds have launched Transition into University, a resource focusing on time management, relationships, identity, finances, sexual activity, mental illness, suicide and addictions and more.
- Students Against Depression offers information about depression and a forum for peer support with other UK students experiencing depression.
- The Royal College of Psychiatry provide information on a very wide range of mental health problems, and also provide guidance on access assessment and treatment.
- Hafal Mental Health Sanctuary Service is an out of hours service that provides practical and therapeutic, holistic person centred support to people at risk of mental health crisis in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. The service is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 6pm until 2am. The Sanctuary is now open to self referrals, if you would like to access this service then please contact 01792 399 676; lines are open between 6pm and 1:30am.
- Live Well by NHS Wales provides tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health.
- Mental Health Matters host free weekly online support groups for people who have concerns about self harm, anxiety and depression, eating disorders and LGBTQ+ issues. They also provide information and advocacy.
- Mind Cymru offers free Active Monitoring.
- One-Stop Mental Health Hub is run Swansea City A.F.C in conjunction with the Jac Lewis Foundation, South Wales Police, Samaritans and Swansea City Council. For further information, please visit the Swansea.Com Stadium website, Jac Lewis Foundation website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Swansea Council for Voluntary Service have produced a directory of local and national support services covering a wide range of issues, more information can be found on their website.
- CONNECT have partnered with The Foundation for Positive Mental Health to provide free access to the Feeling Good App for all staff and students. The app teaches you how to calm your mind and develop a positive mindset, enabling greater emotional resilience to deal more effectively with challenges of everyday life.
- Headspace provides a mindfulness mobile phone app where you can access a free 10 day programme of mindfulness audio guides. Headspace is free for Students with Spotify Premium.
- Browse our list of useful Wellbeing Apps.