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Supportive resources


If you are struggling with your mental health, it is important you make an appointment with your GP to get all the support you need. 

The NHS provides a comprehensive self-help guide to improve your wellbeing as well as detailed information on most mental health conditions which includes a brief description, tips, videos and other resources you will find helpful to learn to manage your mental health.  

Wellbeing toolkit

You can download your Wellbeing Toolkit. Inside you will find tools, hints and tips to support you in thinking of different ways to increase your motivation, help you prioritise what is important to you and learn how to increase your wellbeing one step at a time.

Reading for health and wellbeing: The wellbeing corner

The Wellbeing Corner is an area for reflection and calm located in the Library's silent study area on the second floor. It includes a selection of books and leaflets to support your health and wellbeing which have been recommended by Birkbeck’s Wellbeing Services. You can borrow the books listed on this guide and consult the self-help leaflets in the Library. On this guide, the books have been divided by topics. The right book can help you gain clarity on your situation and better manage your feelings.  

There is also a box of sensory toys for you to use. Squishing, pulling or stretching these calming tools helps relieve stress, combat anxiety and improve focus and patience.

You might also want to check out 25 Ways to Cope when you are Feeling Overwhelmed.

Student Space

Expert information and advice to help you through the challenges of student life. On the Student Space website you will find resources on how to prepare when you are new to university or returning after a break as well information on how to look after your physical and mental health.


MoodfitWhether you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or high levels of stress, Moodfit is designed to help you feel better.

MoodMission: Recommends ‘missions’ based on how you’re feeling. These missions aim to help us learn coping skills to improve mood.

Sanvello: Teaches mindfulness skills and provides mood and health tracking tools that can be used to improve mental and physical health.

Headspace: Teaches us how to meditate and live mindfully. Themed sessions are provided on topics such as stress and sleep to focus and anxiety.

Happify: Science-based activities and games that are meant to reduce stress, build resilience, and overcome negative thoughts.

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide: Education on depression and the best strategies for managing the symptoms.