Self help and helplines


The supports / links listed below are online resources which can support positive wellbeing and mental health which are available mainly 24/7. 

Together all – Free to all Heriot Watt Students, confidential 24/7 safe space online to talk, to explore your feelings, and to learn how to improve and manage your mental health and wellbeing. Range of self-help courses which include Managing Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Self- harm,  Panic and Coping with Grief and Loss.

NHS Mental Health Apps

Heriot Watt offer a self-help service with the library; books, apps and other resources to help with mental health such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, drink and drugs and sleep. You can access them free at the library or online.

Heriot Watt Wellbeing Activities

Heriot Watt Podcasts from the Wellbeing team.

School of Life, You Tube videos        

 iThrive - Online space for mental health and Wellbeing information in Edinburgh.

iThrive - For tips and information to boost your mental health and wellbeing.


iThrive helplines  - A range of helplines that can support you with anxiety, stress, domestic

Ted Talks

 Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

The power of introverts

Listening to shame

How to make stress your friend

Support around the world                                   

If you’re not in the UK and need mental health support urgently you can look up crisis lines in your country by clicking on the following links

Helplines and crisis-lines from around the world

Befrienders Worldwide


Consent: If you're curious about how TV might help bring conversations about consent to your University this course will give you an understanding of how TV works to support your students, welfare teams, reporting teams, academic staff and tutors.

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Feeling good App

We have partnered with the Feeling Good App to provide free access to their evidence-based wellbeing programme. All students can now access a simple mental skills training programme which teaches you how to calm your mind and develop a positive mindset, enabling greater emotional resilience to deal more effectively with the challenges of student life.

What is Feeling Good?

The app contains a safe, effective, and non-stigmatising programme, Positive Mental Training, which is widely used within the NHS for increasing wellbeing and recovery from stress, worry, and low mood.

Feeling Good’s mind-body programme is derived from Olympic sports psychology and takes you through a set of 12 physical and mental exercises. This allows you to switch to a positive state of mind, letting go of the negative emotional triggers which underpin distress, whilst simultaneously increasing your concentration and focus. You do not have to complete all 12 exercises in order to feel a difference; benefits are reported within the first few weeks of listening.

What are the benefits of the app?

  • Immediately helps calm the body and mind 
  • Most users find a difference in their mood within the first few weeks of use 
  • Rapidly promotes deeper sleep and concentration 
  • Aids recovery from mental distress
  • Develops all-round mental wellbeing 
  • Different to mindfulness as it combines physical relaxation with outcome-focused visualisations 
  • NHS-accredited

For information on how to access the Feel Good app as a Heriot-Watt student please email or visit the Student Wellbeing Centre.  Our opening hours are Monday-Fri 09.30-13.00 and 14.00-16.30.