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LIVE Smart: Lifestyle and Wellbeing

Student guide to living and studying in Dundee. Aligned with LEARN Smart

Eat Better, Feel Better

BBC good food logo

 vegetable pizzas

For a wide range of cheap, easy recipes designed for students.

Having well rounded, balanced meals can really improve your concentration and your productivity.

Eating Better

Podcast on how to make small improvements to your diet and adopt better eating habits.

forks vegetables spiked onto them

Free Student Health App

The Student Health App provides you with all the information you need to you look after your health and flourish at university. It is free to download.

Student Health App

Find out about the app and

how to download it here.

Mind - Sleep Leaflet

Video: Relationships and Wellbeing

Sticking to Healthy Habits

Sleep Council

The Sleep Council Wake up to sleep

The Sleep Council help and resources to help

you get a better night’s sleep

Talk to Frank - Drugs Information and Advice

Understanding Alcohol

The odd drink may not kill you, but how much is too much? Alcohol can be dangerous, both because of the effect it has on your body and the ways it changes your behaviour. Understanding it can help you to have a good time without doing something you regret. Find out all you need to know here.

Photograph of a variety of alcoholic drinks bottles

Helpful Podcasts and Videos for Wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation

Podcasts and videos for your wellbeing

A range of topics including:

Stress, sleep, mindfulness, wellbeing,

good habits, overcoming anxiety etc

balls with sad faces, one with smiling face

How to fall asleep in 2 minutes

Time Off University for Illness?

Need to take time off from

university due to illness?

unhappy face - I feel sick


Advice on

student self certification of absence.


Are you looking to get involved in Volunteering? Joining a club or Society? Getting Active in Sports? but don’t know where to start? Have you never thought of getting involved, or think extra-curricular activities are not for you?

SWITCH aims to help students maintain positive health in the following ways:

  • promote a sense of wellbeing for the body and mind
  • encourage physical activity as a form of self-help
  • help raise confidence, self-esteem and energy levels
  • promote a sense of belonging and participation in the life of the University and wider connected community in Dundee

Use our SWITCH service for a one-to-one referral to help you discover what interests you most and gain a helping hand in reaching out to an activity you want to do. Our service is open to everyone, whatever course, year, or background you have, so why not get in touch now. 

Your ISE

Institute of Sport and Exercise logo
Regular exercise can have great benefits for your health and your studies.  Dundee University Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE)  offers a range of classes also gym facilities and a swimming pool, ISE offers workouts to suit all fitness levels.  Also look at their membership deals.

Journeying Through Wellbeing

Journeying Through Wellbeing

Journeying Through Wellbeing

Life can be a series of ups and downs. And we all want to live the best life possible. But do we understand what it means to have good mental health and wellbeing? Do we know how it is shaped by the things that happen to us? And how might we protect ourselves from becoming mentally unwell?

Gym Free Exercises NHS Livewell

How Are You? NHS Health Quiz

NHS Moodzone Sleep Podcast

Mood zone

NHS Moodzone Sleep podcast

Sleeping face

Moodjuice -Tackling Insomnia

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Not getting a good night's sleep ?

Sleep Problems Self Help Guide

Free Quit Smoking Pack

Quit Your Way - NHS Scotland Advice and Support to Stop Smoking

No smoking sign

Quit Your Way Scotland is an advice and support

service from the NHS for anyone trying

to stop smoking in Scotland.

Mental Health NHS Scotland

Feeling Low

Feeling low?

Feeling low is a part of all of our lives at some stage. Everyone feels upset, sad or disheartened from time to time, but for some of us it can be a real problem. The good news is that there are things you can do to improve your mood.

Top tips to improve your mood

Better health every mind matters your mind plan

Answer the 5 questions in this interactive quiz

to get top tips and advice for you

Wellbeing and Sleep podcast

Sleep deprivation can seriously affect your study!

Sleep Tips and Tricks

Ultimate Self-Care Assessment (With Resources)

self care

Keeping healthy and functional means

attending to your self care.

Your Ultimate Self Care Assessment

(With Resources)


Free Emoodji App

Emood-ji logo - expressing how you feel has never been this fun

Free Emoodji App

Emoodji by Mind is a free app for the ups & downs of university life, from exam stress & homesickness to the joys of last exams done! Take a selfie, choose an emoji for your mood, maybe send it to friends – and track your mood over time.

Looking After Your Emotional Wellbeing

The Science of Wellbeing - free online course

Free online course from Yale University

The Science of Wellbeing



NHS Alcohol Checker