- Anxiety UK are a national charity. Have a look at the resources they have available.
- No more panic provides information about panic, anxiety, phobias and Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD).
- Get self-help provides Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based self-help resources.
- The Chinese Mental Health Association specialises in providing community based mental health assistance and support to the Chinese community in the UK.
- The SAM anxiety management app can help you understand and manage anxiety.
- Calm is an app with free meditations to help you reduce anxiety and sleep better.
- Headspace is a meditation app.
- Galway university have a short video with students talking about how they manage anxiety.
- Release is a video highlighting the importance of releasing the physical tension that is associated with anxiety and stress.
- This video gives insight into the body’s fight or flight system that is responsible for triggering anxiety.
- From worrier to warrior is a video describing one woman’s journey through anxiety and fear.
- The Mental Health Foundation provide support and research around mental health. They have several wellbeing podcasts including relaxation exercises.
- NHS choices offer a range of audio downloads to help manage your mood.
- Mindfulness for students provide online mindfulness training to help you stay calm and focussed and manage the pressures of student life.
- Ecouch is an online CBT course to help you manage anxiety.
- The Centre for Clinical Interventions provide downloadable workbooks on panic attacks, health anxiety and anxiety and worry.
Blogs and vlogs
Student minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. They host a blog on a variety of mental health and wellbeing matters.
- Mind are a national mental health charity who provide information and support. They have a range of downloadable self-help booklets
- The NHS Northumberland Tyne and Wear website contains downloadable leaflets about anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety and OCD.
- Living Life to The Full provide free CBT based workbooks on a range of topics including panic attacks.
- Kennerley H (2014). 'Overcoming anxiety: a self-help guide using cognitive-behavioural techniques'. Robinson.
- Jeffers, S. (2017). 'Feel the fear and do it anyway'. Vermillion.
- Williams, C. (2012). 'Overcoming anxiety stress and panic – a five areas approach'. CRC Press.
Support groups (face-to-face and online)
- Social Anxiety Bristol is a peer-to-peer support group for anyone struggling with social anxiety in and around the Bristol area.
- Elefriends is an online supportive community run by the national charity Mind.
- TOP (Triumph over phobia) run a support group in Bristol for people struggling with phobias, OCD and general anxiety.
- No panic is a national charity supporting people who suffer from panic attacks, OCD, phobias and anxiety. They provide a free helpline from 10 am to 10 pm every day: Tel: 0844 967 4848.
- The Anxiety alliance is a charity dedicated to helping those suffering with anxiety. They provide a free helpline from 10 am to 10 pm every day: Tel: 0345 2967877.
- Nightline: call this dedicated phoneline for advice and a listening ear during the night. Students run this service.
Tel: +44 (0)117 926 6266. Open 8pm to 8am, Monday to Friday, term time.
We run several groups that may be beneficial for people suffering from anxiety.
You may wish to consider visiting your doctor to talk about anxiety. Together you can explore whether there may be an underlying physical cause and to discuss whether medication may be appropriate.
Bristol Wellbeing Therapies is an NHS service in Bristol that offers support for adults experiencing anxiety and depression. They run a number of groups and workshops as well as providing CBT.
Other support and services
There are a number of other counselling services in Bristol who can help you. They are free or low cost.
Our Health and Wellbeing pages offer support and advice on all aspects of life as a student.
Big White Wall
Big White Wall helps you to get support, take control and feel better when you are anxious, low or not coping.
The online service is free, available 24/7 and completely anonymous.
- Chat to other members who may be experiencing the same things as you
- Access a range of tools to help you self-manage
- Set goals and track progress
- Access articles, videos and online courses.