UinMind: mental health support

This page contains broad information around mental health support and UinMind at the University of Chichester.


Anger

Website: NHS Choices' Moodzone – offers practical advice on coping with anger issues, including interactive tools, videos and audio guides.

Leaflet: Get Self Help's leaflet on anger.

Self-help workbook: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust have developed a range of self-help guides. Select the ‘Controlling Anger’ guide.

Anxiety (also see: panic attacks)

Website: NHS Choices' Moodzone – offers practical advice on coping with stress and anxiety, including interactive tools, videos and audio guides.

Leaflet: Headspace provide a range of fact sheets and resources for students and young people. See the anxiety leaflet in resource library.

Self-help workbook: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust have developed a range of self-help guides. Select the ‘Anxiety’ or ‘Panic’ guide.

App: SAM (Student Anxiety Management) is a free app designed for students to help you understand and manage your anxiety.

App: Fear Tools is a free app featuring information and audio guides based on CBT and mindfulness techniques, to help combat anxiety disorders.

Helpline: The No Panic helpline 0844 967 4848 is open every day from 10:00am to 10:00pm. The charge is 5p a minute plus your access charge.

University: The UinMind service can offer additional support with anxiety issues, including referral to our STARS anxiety group. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ.

Bipolar Affective Disorder

Website: Mind provides information on bipolar disorder including what it is, treatment available and how to cope with fluctuating moods. You can download a leaflet, read personal stories and join forums/blogs. 

Leaflet: Headspace provide a range of fact sheets and resources for students and young people. See the bipolar disorder leaflet in the resource library.

University: The UinMind service can offer advice and support regarding bipolar disorder. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) / Emotional Intensity Disorder / Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder

Website: Mind provides useful information on BPD including what it is, treatment available, and how to deal with difficult emotions. You can download a leaflet, read personal stories and join forums / blogs.

University: The UinMind service can offer advice and support regarding BPD. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ.

Depression

Website: Students Against Depression provides you with the resources you need to find a way forward from low mood, depression or suicidal thinking.

Leaflet: Headspace provide provide a range of fact sheets and resources for students and young people. See depression leaflet in resource library.

Self-help workbook: Students Against Depression feature a workbook called Taking Action which provides information and strategies for overcoming your depression.

Apps: Mood Tools is a free smart phone app featuring information and audio guides based on CBT and other techniques to help combat depression.

Helpline: Samaritans offer a free help line 116 123 which is open 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. You do not need to be suicidal to call.

University: The UinMind service can offer additional support for low mood and depression. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ. Alternatively look out for MOODfit workshops running at various times over the academic year. You can book onto these directly via SIZ.

Eating disorders, including Anorexia and Bulimia

Website: BEAT provide information and help on all aspects of eating disorder.

Website: Student Minds have developed a resource guide, designed to help students with eating disorders take positive steps towards healthy minds and healthy bodies.

Helpline: BEAT offer a free help line 0808 801 0677 which is open 365 days a year, 3pm to 10pm and offers support and information about eating disorders.

University: The UinMind service can offer additional advice and support regarding eating disorders. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ.

Emotional wellbeing / wellbeing

Website: NHS choices Moodzone offers practical advice and tools to support mental wellbeing.

Leaflet: Headspace provide a range of fact sheets and resources for students and young people. See the ‘Tips for a Healthy Headspace’ leaflet in the resource library.

University: Student Support and Wellbeing. Visit SIZ to find out about drop-in sessions or make an appointment to see a Student Adviser (AdviseU), Counsellor (UTalk) or Mental Health Adviser (UinMind) for a confidential chat to discuss any concerns you may have.

Mental health (see also: emotional wellbeing)

Website: Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity and empowers students to look after their own mental health.

Leaflet: Headspace provide a range of fact sheets and resources for students and young people. See ‘What is Mental Health?’ leaflet in resource library.

University: The UinMind service can offer additional support with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues. For more information book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Website: Mind provides useful information on OCD including what it is, treatment available and how to deal with obsessions and compulsions. You can download a leaflet, read personal stories and join forums/blogs. 

Self-help workbook: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust have developed a range of self-help guides. Select ‘Obsessions and Compulsions’ guide.

University: The UinMind service can offer additional advice and support regarding OCD. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ.

Panic attacks (see also: anxiety)

Website: BBC Three page on panic attacks and how to handle them.

Leaflet: Patient UK has a useful fact sheet on panic attacks and panic disorder.

Self-help workbook: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust have developed a range of self-help guides. Select ‘Panic’ guide.

University: The UinMind service can offer additional advice and support regarding panic attacks. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ.

Psychosis

Leaflet: Headspace provide a range of fact sheets and resources for students and young people. See psychosis leaflet in resource library. 

Self-help workbook: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust have developed a range of self-help guides. Select ‘Hearing Voices and Disturbing Beliefs’ guide.

University: The UinMind service can offer additional advice and support in relation to psychosis. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Website: Mind provides useful information on PTSD including what it is, treatment available and how to manage symptoms. You can download a leaflet, read personal stories and join forums/blogs.

Self-help workbook: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust have developed a range of self-help guides Select ‘Post Traumatic Stress’ guide.

University: The UinMind service can offer additional advice and support in relation to PTSD. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ.

Self-harm

Website: The Mix supports people under 25 and provides guidance on how to take steps towards self-harm recovery. 

Leaflet: Headspace provide a range of fact sheets and resources for students and young people. See self-harm leaflet in resource library.

Self-help workbook: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust have developed a range of self-help guides. Select self-harm guide.

Apps: Calm Harm is a free app providing tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

Helpline: CASS Self Injury helpline for women and young girls provides emotional support around self-harm. Call free 0808 800 8088 Mon to Thurs evenings 7pm to 10pm.

University: The UinMind service can offer additional support with self-harm issues. Book an appointment with an adviser, via SIZ. You can pick up a free self-harm pack from the Student Health centre, SIZ or Accommodation office, no appointment needed.

Sleep

Leaflet: Clinical Centre for Interventions (CCI) gives advice and tips for anyone having problems with sleep.

Self-help workbook: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust have developed a range of self-help guides. Select the ‘Sleeping Problems’ guide.

Stress (also see: emotional wellbeing)

Website: NHS choices Moodzone offers practical advice on coping with stress, low mood and anxiety, including interactive tools, videos and audio guides.

Leaflet: Headspace provide a range of fact sheets and resources for students and young people. See the ‘Tips for a Healthy Headspace’ leaflet in resource library.

Self-help workbook: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS trust have developed a range of self-help guides. Select the ‘Stress’ guide.

University: Student Support and Wellbeing services can offer additional advice and support for help if you are experiencing stress. For more information and support book an appointment via the SIZ with a Student Adviser (AdviseU), Counsellor (UTalk) or Mental Health Adviser (UinMind).

Suicidal thoughts (also see: depression)

Website: Papyrus supports young people under 35 years who feel suicidal. Includes resources, forums, safety plans and a helpline.

Apps: Stay Alive is a suicide prevention resource. This free smart phone app contains information to help you stay safe.

Helpline: Samaritans offer a free help line 116 123 which is open 24 hrs a day 365 days a year if you are struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Helpline: HOPE LineUK is a free helpline for people under 35 years, run by trained professionals. Call 0800 068 41 41 or SMS 07786 209697. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm.

If you are feeling suicidal it’s important to get help quickly from an appropriate service. For example:

  • Make an emergency appointment with your GP
  • Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (locally St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester 01243 788122)
  • Out of Hours: Call the NHS Sussex Mental Healthline on 0300 5000 101
  • If you or someone you know is an immediate danger to themselves or others call for an ambulance and/or the police on 999

You should also get in touch with UinMind as soon as possible so we can support you and provide any follow up support necessary. But do not delay in accessing urgent help.


UinMind Service at the University

Please contact the UinMind Mental Health Service service for more information on any of these topics.

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