Counselling and Careers Development Unit
Anxiety Anxiety is the heightened feeling of fear that we all experience when faced with threatening or difficult situations.
Anxiety self-help People who worry a lot often find themselves trapped in a cycle of anxious thoughts. These cycles can feel overwhelming and exhausting.
Depression Anyone can get low at times, but someone is said to be suffering from depression when these bad feelings don’t go away quickly, or become so bad that they interfere with everyday life.
Depression self-help If you struggle with depression, in addition to getting professional help, here are some self-help tips that you can put in place yourself.
Coping with trauma As much as you may want to, it just isn’t possible to forget about a traumatic event. Instead, here are some ways that you can take action to help you cope after experiencing trauma.
Bereavement There is an assumption that after the funeral, the grieving is over. This is very unrealistic as it may take months to years to get over the loss of someone who is close to you.
Resisting Self-harm Are you trying to stop engaging in harmful behaviour, such as self-injury (cutting), or binge-eating? Follow these steps to help you to manage your urges.
Suicide This article explores some of the reasons behind suicidal thinking, as well as warning signs to watch out for and how to help a friend. There’s also information on things you can do if you’re thinking of suicide.
Stress busters High stress levels can put your entire well-being at risk. Stress impacts on both your emotional equilibrium as well as your physical health. It affects your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life.
Anger management Anger is a useful emotion in many ways. It alerts us to when injustice has been done, or it can be a sign that things need to change. However, in some situations, anger can be overwhelming and even lead to destructive behaviour
Conflict Management Conflict is a reality of life. It can provide healthy chances for learning and growth, but if we do not know how to deal with it, it can become negative and destroy relationships.
Communication Good communication is at the core of strong relationships, and the main goal is to exchange information accurately. It takes a balance of listening and speaking to communicate in a relationship.
Emotion regulation While it is important to feel emotions and to accept them, sometimes emotions can feel too much to handle, and can start to impact negatively on us.
The Mental Health ABC Workout The A - B - C approach to mental health focuses on three straightforward factors that have been found in research to promote mental well-being. Act. Belong. Commit.
Mood boosters Even though it is important to engage with all our emotions, sometimes when we are in a bad mood, it’s easy to get drawn into activities that continue to make it last. Using mood boosters can help.
How to Avoid Stress at University: Tips for Students If you’re living with high stress levels, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life. It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress, but you have a lot more control than you might think.