Top four apps to support your sleep:

  • Sleep Cycle: Analyses your sleep and wakes you up in your lightest sleep phase.
  • Buddhify: Mindfulness app that has over 80 guided meditations, six that are specially targeted for sleep 
  • Calm: Fall asleep faster with over 25 soothing sounds. 
  • Headspace: Daily ten minute guided meditations that can help you to sleep better. 

Tweet us @SHINEwithPlym if you have any other suggestions. 


  • The Student Room the largest student community in the world with over 1.8 million members. 
  • Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

Anytime Advice and Mental Health Helpline for students

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • In-the-moment emotional and counselling support for all University of Plymouth students
  • Accessible by phone, email and via LiveCONNECTSM instant messaging
  • Information and advice on a range of studying, work, family and personal issues
  • Confidential
  • Completely independent from the university.
Freephone: 0800 042 0134
iConnectYou App (from iTunes or Google Play. Passcode 34800).

Professional support 

If something is causing you concern, is upsetting or distressing you, then it may help to talk about it in a safe environment.   

If you are a partnership student please find out what support your institution offers.

For students studying on the Plymouth and Truro campus, you can seek support and professional advice from: