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LIVE Smart: Coping with Stress

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

MindTools Stress Management Guide

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Visit the MindTools site for a selection of tools to help you to manage stress.

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Self Help Information and Links

A wide range of self help information

and links available

Self Help

Free Online Mindfullness Course

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Free course Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance.

 Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress, improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this free online course.

How to Turn Anxiety into Excitement

How to Stay Calm

Helpful Podcasts and Videos for Wellbeing

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Podcasts and videos for your wellbeing

A range of topics including:

Stress, sleep, mindfulness, wellbeing,

good habits, overcoming anxiety etc

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Top Self Care Strategies

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You can't always control the circumstances that life throws your way, but you can control how well you take care of yourself. Here are the top self care strategies for overall stress reduction.

Free Self Help Module on Perfectionism


The Centre for Clinical Interventions provides a useful free self help module on Overcoming Perfectionism.

Enhance your resilience - Understanding and Coping with Stress Workbook

A ten-minute mindfulness exercise by Jean Jarvis based on a painting in the University of Dundee Museum Collections - Little Burn, Bonskeid by John Gardiner Crawford. You can do this exercise in front of the real painting by visiting the Dalhousie Building (top floor, block 2).

Need Someone To Talk To?

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Offers free counselling to students and staff. Emergency session for people in crisis is available weekdays at 10:15am.

To find out more or to make an appointment, click here.

Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00, Mon - Fri

Tel: 01382 384164


Where to find us: Support Hub, OTI Building (see campus map)

Stress Relief for Students

Breathing Exercise for Stress

7 Types of Self Care

Try these

7 simple self-care activities

to cope with stress


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Make Stress Your Friend

How Stress Effects Your Brain

The single most important thing you can do for stress


Quiz - How vulnerable are you to stress?

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How vulnerable are you to stress?

Take a quiz to find out

7 Simple Tips to Reduce Stress Right Now!

Calm your Anxiety in 2 minutes

Quiz: What are your stress symptoms?

Very Well Mind

Very Well Mind

Verywell Mind is an online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. A library of more than 4,000 pieces of content, created and refined over the past 20+ years, has been written by more than 100 healthcare professionals and industry experts including experienced doctors, therapists, and social workers, and then vetted by board-certified physicians. Resources you need to feel happy and healthy.

22 Quick Tips to Reduce Your Anxiety

Lead a happier, healthier life

with these calming strategies

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Overcoming Self Sabotage

Do not press! self sabotage button

How to avoid self sabotage behaviour

Article from MindTools

NHS Audio Guides: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep

Meditations for Stress Relief

Name and Reframe: 2 Simple Steps to Overcome Anxiety

Research shows that a few simple emotional tools can help you overcome anxiety and lead to better performance.

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Read the full article from Six Seconds here

Ultimate Self-Care Assessment (With Resources)

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Keeping healthy and functional means

attending to your self care.

Your Ultimate Self Care Assessment

(With Resources)


NHS Relaxation Audio Files

Stressbusters Leaflet

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.

9 mindfulness exercises to help you manage COVID stress

A ten-minute mindfulness exercise by Jean Jarvis based on a painting in the University of Dundee Museum Collections - The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible by Lewis Deeney. You can do this exercise in front of the real painting by visiting the Dalhousie Building (top floor, block 1).

Feeling Good App


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The Feeling Good app, is a free, evidence based, guided self-help audio programme that helps support mental wellbeing. The app contains a safe and effective programme, Positive Mental Training, that has been widely used within the NHS for recovery from stress, worry and low mood. The app is accredited by NHS-Digital.  

The aim is to give all Dundee University students and staff access to a mental skills training programme which helps you to calm your mind and develop a positive mindset, enabling greater emotional resilience to more effectively deal with the challenges of academic life.