Taking care of your wellbeing

 

Below you’ll find information about different things you can do to look after your wellbeing. Proactive self-care can help you to build a foundation of psychological resources to help you take care of yourself in good times – and in difficult ones too.

Knowing where to start can be overwhelming. If you need any help, our contact details are at the bottom of this page – get in touch and we can help to point you in the right direction.

Self-care resources

When it comes to your wellbeing, a small action can make a big difference. The University of Manchester’s six ways to wellbeing will help you make positive changes to keep feeling good and living well.

Six ways to wellbeing

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Here you can find a collection of resources compiled by the University of Manchester Counselling and Mental health services.  You can tap into these to keep yourself healthier and happier.

Build your mental health expertise

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Informal help and advice written by students, for students, covering a wide range of topics that may affect your day-to-day life. With tips on accommodation, health settling in and more, most concerns are covered here.

I'm worried about

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These self-help booklets have been written by clinical psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff, including topics such as anxiety, sleep and bereavement. 

NHS guides

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Accessing support

Here you can find out about the support available to you including help from your School Support staff, the Counselling Service, the Students' Union Advice Service and more - including 24 hour services.

Support services

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We recognise that some student groups will need specific support during their time at university. Here you'll find tailored information for various student groups such as BAME, PGR, LGBTQ+, Commuter, Care Experienced and more.

Tailored support for specific communities

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There are a wide variety of online events and workshops from the Counselling and Mental Health Service, covering themes such as mindfulness and coping with different challenges which can help to develop a variety of skills. 

Workshops

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If you can't find the answers you're looking for or need help navigating the services, we can help. There are several ways you can get in touch with us:

Emailstudentsupport@manchester.ac.uk (please include your student ID number in your email).

Zoom: We’re also offering Zoom appointments between 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm Monday to Friday. If you’d like to arrange a zoom appointment with a Wellbeing Advisor, please email studentsupport@manchester.ac.uk for the link and to arrange a time. 

Live chat: You can chat live with a wellbeing advisor 11am-12pm Monday to Friday. The chat will also be checked for messages throughout the working week. You can also contact us on the email address above to request a live chat slot.

All services are available during term time. If you need help outside of these times, our support services page has details of a variety of support options.