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. 

You can also chat live with a wellbeing advisor between 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm Monday-Friday during term time. The chat will also be checked for messages throughout the working week.

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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It can sometimes be difficult to know where to access support for a particular difficulty, so we have suggested a range of resources that might be able to help. Here you should find the right support for you.

Support for specific issues

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The Library provides access to hundreds of wellbeing resources, digitally and in print, across a wide variety of topics. Here you will find a reading list of resources around different wellbeing concerns. 

Resources available from the Library

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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, DASS 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. 


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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).

Appointment:  If you’d like to arrange a zoom or face-to-face appointment with a Wellbeing Advisor, please email studentsupport@manchester.ac.uk to arrange a suitable time. 

Live chat: You can chat live with a wellbeing advisor between 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm Monday-Friday. You can also contact us on the email address above to request a live chat slot.

All services are available during term time.