Support Resources

The Health & Wellbeing Service have created a list of resources containing self-help information and signposting to local and national services.

You don’t need to attend UCB’s Health & Wellbeing Service to access these, but the team can help support or answer any questions you may have. 

Key Information & Resources

Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. Student Minds empower students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health and support others through their national network of university groups.

Mind

Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Rethink 

Provide advice, information, and support to help millions of people affected by mental illness.

Young Minds 

Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

The Mix
Provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

Turning Point

Tailored personalised care to help people achieve positive outcomes by offering choice, creating independence and helping us to build a better life. 

Birmingham Nightline

Birmingham Nightline is a confidential, non-advisory, non-judgemental and anonymous listening and information service, run by students for students, and we are available to all UCB students.

Nightline is open between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 am, every night during University of Birmingham term time. During these times you can call and instant message them. Between 6:00 pm and 12:00 am you can also drop in for a face-to-face talk with one of their volunteers. You can contact them via email throughout term time and over the holidays and we’ll aim to reply within 48 hours.

For Nightlines contact details, click here to log into your student portal.

Online Self-Help 

Northumberland
Self-help guides suitable for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. 

Living Life To The Full
Free online courses covering low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes.

Mood Gym

Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. 

Start2
Everyone wants to stay mentally and physically well. This site shows you how you can use your natural creative skills to maintain and improve your wellbeing. 

Support to your mobile

This year we teamed up with Quokka to bring new HE students free wellbeing support, straight to your phone! Quokka is your essential UCB Freshers’ Companion.

Sign up via the Facebook page and receive weekly messages with expert advice on all aspects of freshers’ life.

It’s free and it’s confidential. Don’t miss out!

Help4Addiction

UCB Students, Staff and Parents are able to get free help for addiction through Help4Addiction.

Help4Addiction offer an independent addiction advice service throughout the UK. They are dedicated to providing you with all the relevant information and treatment options for a wide range of addictions, including; alcohol addiction, drug addiction and behavioural addictions.

Help4Addiction have over 30 years combined experience working in the fields of Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, Counselling, Stress, Anxiety and Rehabilitation.

You can find support by visiting their website, at: help4addiction.co.uk

Worried About a Friend?

Students are most likely to speak to friends when they are experiencing difficulties. 

Check out Student Minds ‘Look After Your Mate’ Guide for knowledge and practical tips on how to support a friend. 

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