Self help


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

Feeling Good App 

The Feeling Good App offers an award-winning, evidence-based audio programme centred around Positive Mental Training.  


  • Improves sleep and concentration 
  • Boosts confidence and vitality 
  • Builds resilience to stress, anxiety and depression, 
  • Immediately helps calm the body and mind  
  • 15 years evidence-base from within the NHS 
  • Inclusive approach  
  • Anonymous 


Talking about consent is important but not always easy.  Consent Matters modules will help you to understand more about relationships, communication and supporting others.  These interactive online courses are informative and relevant for everyone in the Heriot Watt community – helping us to look out for one another and live and work alongside others safely and happily. 


“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn 

Mindfulness involves paying attention to what is going on inside and outside of ourselves, moment by moment. It can help us to be more present, less preoccupied or overwhelmed, and more able to deal with stress and worries. Mindfulness is an approach that can help us ‘step away’ from our thoughts when we are overthinking and anxious. We can practice mindfulness anywhere at any time, even for just a few seconds. 

To learn more about mindfulness and its benefits you can view this Introduction to Mindfulness video, and we have also put together a document for you to get more information about mindfulness practice. Information about our Mindfulness sessions can be found on the Wellbeing Activities webpage


iThrive - Online space for mental health and Wellbeing information in Edinburgh. Includes helplines, and tips and information to boost your mental health and wellbeing. 

Heriot-Watt Wellbeing Activities 

Student Wellbeing Services runs a series of Wellbeing Activities throughout each semester, you are encouraged to come along to any that you are interested in.

Self help for Wellbeing

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

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


Other Wellbeing Apps