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Students and mental health

You may be searching for information as you are a student or about to become a student, or perhaps you are a parent of a student.

At Melo we are aware that being a student can be a challenging time for young people. The pandemic has negatively impacted on so many students’ mental health and wellbeing. The current financial situation isn’t helping either.

If you are experiencing a low mood or feeling depressed, are worried about difficult feelings you might be experiencing or are concerned about your mental health, then it is important to reach out for help.

If you want some general information and advice about mental health and wellbeing you should be able to find something helpful on this on our website.

However, we are currently developing information specifically for students. If you don’t find any of the information currently on our website helpful then we would encourage you to:

  • Reach out and speak to a friend, family member or a medical professional. See our helplines section.
  • Visit a website specifically for students/young people such as Student Minds or YoungMinds.

 

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. Their website contains all the information on support available to students at University all in one place. It includes details of a Student text service and free helpline.

YoungMinds is a mental health charity for children and young people. Their website contains information and advice on what do to if you are struggling with how you are feeling. They have a website with information and advice for Young People, a Parents Helpline and Webchat and information for professionals working with young people.

Last updated: 27.07.2022

Self-help wellbeing resources for students

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Student Minds – The UK’s student mental health charity

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Samaritans Self-Help App

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YoungMinds – Fighting for young people’s mental health

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Heads Above The Waves – a not-for-profit organisation that promotes positive ways of dealing with depression and self-harm in young people

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Student Health App: Physical and Mental Health Information (iOS)

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Student Health App: Physical and Mental Health Information (Android)

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Expert Self Care

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Additional mental health support for students

See below for helplines relevant to students. To see our full list of helplines, visit our helplines page.

YoungMinds

YoungMinds Textline

YoungMinds Textline offers you free, 24/7 text messaging support wherever you are in the UK. If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, text YM to 85258.

Visit the YoungMinds website ➝

Shout

Text Shout to 85258 – Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text servicefree on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Visit the Shout website ➝
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