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Coping with personal problems

Infomation on groups and websites to get help with emotional problems, exam stress and homesickness.

Wellbeing advice

Our Wellbeing Service offers help and advice to all students on welfare and wellbeing issues. You can contact our Wellbeing Advisers by phone or email or come in to a drop-in session.

Self-help resources

It is normal for people to have emotional problems in their day-to-day lives. If you have a problem or are feeling stressed while studying at the University there are ways to get help.

If you are concerned about yourself or a friend and want to find out ways to deal with particular issues, these resources are useful as a starting point.

Mental health advice

Mind is a leading mental health charity and they provide advice on:

Loneliness and homesickness

The Mix is a charity which provides under 25s with online guides, such as dealing with homesickness.

We also have guidance if you or someone else is feeling lonely or isolated.


Samaritans is a charity providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. It offers 24-hour confidential support.

You can call 116 123 for free or email the Samaritans on


Nightline is a student-run service offering listening, support and practical information at the University. It opens every night from 8pm to 8am during term times.

You can find their number on the back of your library card or email a member of the team on

General health and wellbeing

The NHS provides self-help leaflets to help you manage your health and wellbeing.

Exam Stress

We all have to do exams and for some students they are able to take them in their stride. But for others, this can be a challenging time. For lots of students, this can be a time of feeling an increase in pressure and stress to do well. The podcast below helps you to spot signs and symptoms of exams stress and provides advice to help combat it. Information on the breathing technique used can be found on the NHS website.

Exam Stress Podcast