Transition into university life

Settling in at the University of Westminster 

 

Student Minds: Starting university

Advice for students starting university including helpful tips on understanding university life.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

NHS: Every Mind Matters
Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing including tips on what to do if you're worried about Coronavirus, feeling lonely, mental wellbeing at while staying at home.

Mind: Coronavirus and your mental health
Advice on how to support your mental wellbeing during this period. 

Feeling good while studying

Feeling Good app
We are providing free access to a positive mental wellbeing app that will accompany you through your student journey. The app is designed to enhance mental clarity and focus to reach optimal performance.  

Coping with anxiety and depression

Anxiety UK
Information, support and access to services for those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression.  

NHS: Generalised anxiety disorder
Informations about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and self-help.

NHS: Clinical depression
Informations about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and living with clinical depression.

Mind
​​​​​​Mental health information, services and resources.

Calm
Calm provide crisis support, helpline and text chat support. 

Managing stress

Student Minds: Exam stress 
What you can do to help deal with exam stress. 

NHS: Stress
Where to get help and things you can do to help deal with stress.

Bereavement, loss and grief 

Cruse
Cruse offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. 

The Good Grief Trust
UK bereavement support helpline offering general and Covid-19 bereavement advice.

General wellbeing

NHS: How to get to sleep
Tips on how to deal with a lack of sleep. 

The Sleep Council
An impartial advisory organisation that aims to raise awareness of the importance of a good night's sleep to health and wellbeing. It provides helpful advice and tips on how to improve sleep quality.

NHS: Eat Well
Tips on eating a balanced diet.

Eating disorders

Beat
Eating disorder charity providing support and information to anyone affected by eating disorders.

NHS: Eating disorders
Types of eating disorders, symptom, warning signs and how to get help.

Self-harm and suicide 

Papyrus
Papyrus provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK. 

Drugs and alcohol

Frank
Honest information about drugs and alcohol  

Sexuality and sexual identity

Student Minds
Information for LGBTQ+ students. 

Stonewall.
Resources and information to support LGBTQ+ communities   

Metro
Advice, advocacy and counselling services for LGBTQ+ people.

Domestic violence

Refuge
The freephone national domestic abuse helpline - confidential, non-judgemental information and support. 

Respect
Advice for men who are being abused.  

Galop
LGBT+ domestic abuse support. 

Karma Nirvana
Supporting victims of honour based abuse or forced marriage. 

Sexual violence and rape

Rape Crisis
Provides specialist, independent, confidential services to victims of rape and sexual assault. 

NHS: Help after rape and sexual assault
Information and location finder of local Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) service, to get advice, sexual health screening referrals, forensic medical exam, support of an independent sexual violence advisor, with or without police involvement. 

Forced marriage

Contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into.

Information is available on the GOV.UK website or contact 02070080151.