Help for a specific issue

People seek support for a large variety of reasons.  We have collected some helpful resources and information for some specific situations below, but if you need help for another issue not listed here then please contact us. 
Your ViewsAcademic SkillsDisabled Student Support
Your Views Academic Skills Disabled Student Support

Your Views Academic Skills Disabled Student Support

Your Views Academic Skills Disabled Student Support

Exams – How to Prepare video, How to planGetting organisedLooking after youActivity timetableRecipes to feed your mind
Medication and talking to your GP
Men’s Health
Mental Health
Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence
Sexuality and LGBT
So-called ‘Honour’ based violence and Forced Marriage
Suicidal Thoughts

Other Helpful Links

Self Help booklets – Student Wellbeing provides a range of self-help resources online and at our City Campus reception. If you prefer to work with hard copy and are not able to print the resources off, copies of many of the online materials are available on loan from Student Wellbeing Reception. The Library Gateway has a summary of  books on key wellbeing themes here.

Big White Wall is a safe online community that offers help if you’re feeling down, anxious or not coping. People support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals. It can help you start to take control and get the support you need to feel better. Watch this 2-minute video to find out how Big White Wall works.

The Sheffield Directory lists local mental health and wellbeing services.

The Counselling Directory can help you find a counsellor or therapist near you.

Student Minds – support for your own mental health at university, support for a friend or loved one, or for services that might be available to you as a student.

The self-help guides we recommend below cover a wide range of topics such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, sleep, stress and many more.

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust
Royal College of Psychiatrists

We have also compiled our own list of external support networks grouped by theme:

For SHU staff
As well as the resources above, as a member of SHU staff you can access the Education Support Partnership which offers free, confidential help and support to staff in the education sector, no matter what the problem. Individual support, including counselling, is available via phone, email and on-line chat.