At Edge Hill, we understand that not everyone finds it easy to seek support. We have a great range of self-help resources on hand that provide you with information, ideas and support to help to manage your wellbeing.
Edge Hill University students going through a tough time can now access free online support with Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall). Whether you’re struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed or unable to cope, Togetherall can help you get support, take control and feel better.
You will have access to a 24/7 online community and professional support from trained counsellors. Togetherall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.
To join, simply go to togetherall.com and sign up under ‘organisation’ with your Edge Hill University email address.
Guided Self-Help with the NHS
Guided self-help is where you work through a self-help workbook or computer course with the support of a therapist. You can get psychological therapies, including guided self-help, on the NHS.
You don’t need a referral from your GP or from the Wellbeing team to access this support – you can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service. However, if you prefer, you can talk to your GP or the Wellbeing team and they can refer you and share relevant information about you.
Spill the Positivi-tea
In Spill the Positivi-tea, Campus Connector Kennedy curates her top resources for looking after yourself, managing your wellbeing, and generally feeling good!
Student Space from Student Minds makes it easier for you to find the support you need during Covid-19. The have a range of wellbeing resources and advice, including:
Self-help workbooks are designed to work through at your own pace. Self-help guides offer guidance on identifying, treating and managing mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, panic, insomnia, bipolar, schizophrenia and more. To access self help guides, please follow the links below.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing
The five ways to wellbeing have been designed to help people to maintain and improve their wellbeing through easy and simple activities.
2. Be Active
3. Take Notice
4. Keep Learning
Wellbeing Apps and Podcasts
Fika – Edge Hill has partnered with mental fitness app Fika during the COVID-19 outbreak enabling you to benefit from an additional tool to stay motivated, productive, focused and connected during this period of remote work and study.
Headspace – guided meditation and mindfulness to focus and relax the mind and body.
Calm – guided meditations to reduce stress, anxiety, and boost confidence.
Woebot – self-care, CBT and mindfulness sessions.
Action for Happiness – daily ideas for happier living.
For further information about apps to improve your wellbeing, please see below:
This article from Stylist suggests the 10 best self-care podcasts to listen to when you’re feeling anxious or alone.
Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio on every subject imaginable, from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between.
NHS audio guides: advice on anxiety, depression and more.
Student Services Staff Picks!
"Radiolab! Interesting, funny and witty stories and discussions about this strange world that we live on."
Sam, Wellbeing team
"Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster is one of my faves. The two comedians invite celebrities to choose their dream meal - it's hilarious and ridiculous in equal measure!"
Ellie, Comms team
"Fearne Cotton's Happy Place! Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect."
Shania, Wellbeing team
"Nocturne. Audio storytelling and sound art which is great if you can't get to sleep!"
Jo, Transitions team
You can find books for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression on the Reading Well Books on Prescription website.
These books are all recommended by NHS health professionals and by people living with the health problems covered in the books. Reading Well books are available free from your local library.
The library located in Catalyst has several books aimed at helping you manage your mental health that are featured on the Reading Well website, including the “Overcoming” book series and “Mind over Mood”.
For more information about what self-help books are available please use the library catalogue search.