Family relationships and homesickness can affect how you feel. Find out where to get help and what support is available.
Family and relationships
- Family and relationships
Advice on family relationships from Off the Record, a Bristol-based charity supporting young people's mental health.
- Love Respect
How to spot unhealthy or abusive behaviour in relationships, and what to do about it. Online support from Women's Aid, a national charity working to end abuse against women and children.
- Mothers for Mothers
Provide support groups for mothers who have suffered with depression or distress following the birth of their baby.
- Student Minds: Starting university
Moving away from home and leaving friends and family can be unsettling. These guides provide practical tips and advice on settling in.
- Cruse: coping with grief
Grief is a natural process, but for some it can be devastating. Learn more about coping with grief.
- Cruse bereavement care
Cruse is the UK's bereavement charity. Learn about what you are feeling and what can help including their helpline and webchat.
- Your Amazing Mind podcast: Bereavement
Lin’s story about her personal and emotional account of how she experienced bereavement.
These resources have been recommended by our team of health and wellbeing specialists.
We hope you find them useful. However, please be aware that the University is not responsible for the content of any external sites listed.
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Managing and maintaining mental health
This workshop is for students who have had a recent diagnosis of a mental health condition, or who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety or panic with some regularity. It is designed to help you learn how to manage your unique mental health condition so that you can live a healthy life without your condition becoming a barrier. The workshop is designed to help you with:
- Understanding the illness you have
- Understanding YOUR illness
- Getting to know yourself
- Your Safety Nets
- Reviewing and Changing as you grow
Resilience is about our capacity to cope with the challenges that life brings whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing.
All of us have some resilience, whether it is part of our innate personality or whether we have learnt it through experience. This workshop is about recognising what we have and developing those other areas so we are prepared to face the different challenges that life can bring.