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Support Smart: Coping with Stress

Student Services' support guide for Academic School Staff and other student facing staff

MindTools Stress Management Guide

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

Top Self Care Strategies

Self care

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.

BBC Brainsmart

NHS Audio Guides: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep


Self Help Information and Links

A wide range of self help information

and links available

Self Help

Stressbusters Leaflet

Quiz: What are your stress symptoms?

7 Types of Self Care

Try these

7 simple self-care activities

to cope with stress


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Need Someone To Talk To?

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Offers free counselling to students and staff. Emergency drop in clinics are available weekdays at 10:30am.

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)

The single most important thing you can do for stress

Make Stress Your Friend

How Stress Effects Your Brain

Breathing Exercise 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

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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)


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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Free Online Mindfullness Course

Future Learn

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance Free course.

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

NHS Relaxation Audio Files

7 Simple Tips to Reduce Stress Right Now!

22 Quick Tips to Reduce Your Anxiety

Lead a happier, healthier life

with these calming strategies

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Free Self Help Module on Perfectionism


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

Meditations for Stress Relief