Self-help library

Self-help library

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Dealing with imposter syndrome Secretly worried someone might find out that you're not as bright and capable as others think you are? Imposter syndrome is characterised by feelings of anxiety.
A guide to improving your sleep Sleep problems are very common and are often referred to as insomnia.
Suicidal thoughts Help and advice if you are having suicidal thoughts, what causes them and what you can do now to help yourself.
Feeling lonely Feeling lonely at university is a common issue, and you should not be hard on yourself for feeling this way. The University and the Guild of Students have many resources available to help you.
Bereavement and loss Coping with bereavement, or a major loss can be particularly difficult when you are at university. Being away from home, at a time when you most need the support of family and friends, may leave you feeling isolated. You may feel that you do not know your new friends at university sufficiently well to share your feelings or think the people around you have not had similar experiences and will not be able to understand.
Coronavirus and health anxiety Looking after your mental health during Covid-19 is really important. You might find yourself feeling worried about the spread of coronavirus and its impact on you and your loved ones. These feelings are normal and it's important we acknowledge them and remind each other to look after our physical and mental health.
Staying safe online Here are some safety and security measures you can take to help keep you safe online.
Anxiety Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. It is a normal, human feeling of fear or panic. It is a response to situations that we see as threatening. For example, if we are in an unfamiliar situation, sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview it would be natural to feel anxious.
A guide to depression Depression is a very common problem characterised by a pervasive feeling that you are unable to cope with life.
A guide to stress This guide provides information about stress, what are the symptoms of stress and how to help yourself.
Conflict in times of COVID In the current pandemic, you may view things differently from your friends, housemates or family. You may have different opinions about what is allowed and struggle to resolve those differences. This can be an opportunity to expand your experience and perspective, but can sometimes also cause conflicts.
Conflict Most people view conflict as negative, but conflict is natural and normal. Whenever there is a difference between people, conflict is present, but often we don’t notice it until the experience is too difficult to manage.
Coping with homesickness and loneliness Moving away from home and starting university is challenging. Some students thrive in the new environment and cope well, others can feel overwhelmed by the experience. In this guide, we share some tips on how to cope with homesickness and feeling lonely.