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Apps, online support and self-help

Expert advice recommended by our Student Wellbeing Service

The Student Wellbeing Service can help you overcome difficulties you might face at uni.

But you can also speak to and get help from the NHS, and organisations and charities specialising in mental health. We've also got a range of guides and resources on different topics that can help you navigate mental health, if you'd prefer to read them in your own time.

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Mental health services and charities

If you'd like to contact local mental health services or wider support outside the university, these are good places to start: 

  • Mental Health Portsmouth - a starting point for finding help with your mental health locally, including accessing NHS services
  • Kooth - free, safe, online, anonymous counselling and emotional support service for anyone aged up to 25. Access 1:1 text- based counselling sessions, 24/7 messaging service, forums, articles, journalling and goal setting features to help you take care of yourself.
  • Talking Change - refer yourself to local NHS experts for talking therapies to help with issues like anxiety, depression and low mood.
  • Student Space - expert information and advice to help you through the challenges of student life.
  • Solent Mind provides a breadth of mental health and wellbeing services in Portsmouth, including one-to-one peer support, wellbeing groups, workshops and the online teaching of practical skills for living with ongoing symptoms at Solent Recovery College.
  • Mind - a national charity supporting people with mental health
  • Young Minds - a national charity offering mental health support for young people under 25
  • SilverCloud - using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), these programmes are designed to help you improve and maintain your wellbeing.



Resources and guides

Guides and resources on different topics that can help you navigate mental health.

Contact the Student Wellbeing Service

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