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Free resources to support your wellbeing at university

Has University Mental Health Day got you thinking about your wellbeing whilst studying?

During challenging and uncertain times for all of us, it's important to take care of your wellbeing, both generally and in regards to your studies. On this page we've rounded up a selection of free wellbeing resources from Macmillan Study Skills, from blog posts, to tips and meditations. We hope these help you to take care of your mental health at university, today and everyday.

Advice from our authors and fellow students

Need a quick fix? Try out some top tips from our 50 Ways titles!

Study more effectively, feel calmer & take control of your time at university!

7/11 Breathing

Many people find that breathing techniques can be the quickest and easiest way to calm down and reset their system.

‘I’ve taught this technique to thousands of students over the years, and I regularly get feedback that it is the most useful thing I teach. It becomes more effective the more you do it and can reduce tension that you might not even have noticed.’ - Gareth Hughes, author of Be Well, Learn Well

Action Planner: When things go wrong

Whether it’s an assignment, group project or job application that hasn’t gone to plan, ask yourself what you can learn from what has happened. This action planner from Be Well, Learn Well will help you to find a positive and structured way forward.

How do you know when you are stressed?

Managing stress starts with recognising when and how it is affecting you. Click below to read an excerpt from Managing Stress and rate your own experience of stress in the past month.

Video tips from Will Medd

Will Medd author of Get Sorted helps students make the most of their student experience. In these videos, he'll get you thinking about the habits that energise and drain you and will help you come up with ways that you can foster resilience everyday. Browse the full playlist.

Take a meditation break

Meditation is a recognised tool for looking after your wellbeing. Click below to listen to this meditation from Mindfulness for Students. You will also find other guided meditations on the page.

Looking to use this time to develop a new habit, or stay on track with existing habits?

Whether you’re looking to stay active, regularly connect with friends or family, practise meditation or start a gratitude journal, use this free habit tracker to ensure you stay on track.