Hear Keith's story
Keith talks about his positive experience returning to education after a number of years out of work because of depression.
I had a black dog, his name was depression
At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression.Watch the World Health Organization video
Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.Learn more and sign up for MoodGym
Listen: The new psychology of depression
University of Oxford podcasts: Professor Mark Williams, Research Fellow at Oxford University, discusses the new psychology of depression.Listen to the podcasts
Listen: Ruby Wax talks about her book on mindfulness and how mindfulness has changed her life
It's a rare person who hasn't experienced low mood, feelings of anxiety but for many of us it will become more than just the odd bad day or evening.Listen to Ruby Wax talks to David Baddiel
What to do if you are feeling actively suicidal:
If you are about to harm yourself or have already done so, phone 999 or get yourself to your local hospital’s accident and emergency. Call an all-hours support service:
The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)
The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) contains up to date, easily accessible information about medicines licensed for use in the UK.Visit the eMC website
HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication. HeadMeds does not give you medical advice. Please talk to your doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different.Visit the HeadMeds website
- UPSU Advice can help with appeals, academic dishonesty, complaints, extenuating circumstances and much more.
- 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.
- Chinese Lantern
is a helpline that
offers support to the Chinese community. It is available for staff, students
and their families. Call 0808
802 0012, visit their website or connect on WeChat (WeChat ID: BACWG89).
Andy's Man Club
A peer-to-peer support group for men
Andy's Man Club is a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues and problems they have faced or are currently facing. Come have a brew and a chat. #itsokaytotalk
All our groups meet on Mondays at 19.00. Visit Andy's Man Club website to find your nearest group.
Additional self-help resources
We also have a range of leaflets, presentations and audio files created by staff at the University that may be helpful.
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
- Completely independent from the university.
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: