Self help guides

Information available on self help guides, covering a variety of topics

Self help guides

  • Counselling and Mental Health - Information about the Counselling and Mental Health team. Why you might see a counsellor, how to make an appointment, how many appointments, professional standards, confidentiality, mental health advisors and other sources of information.

  • Anxiety - Feeling anxious is usually a response to difficult or unknown situations, such as an upcoming exam or asking someone out on a date. This guide can help you identify the symptoms of anxiety and what you can do to help reduce it.

  • Bereavement and Grief - Bereavement is a difficult time for anyone to go through. This guide provides information on how you can navigate the bereavement process.

  • Depression - This guide helps you to understand what depression is, where you can get help, strategies for tackling depression and provides some sources of help including who to contact in an emergency.

  • Disordered Eating - This guide helps you to identify the causes of disordered eating, provides signs and symptoms, and where you can get help.

  • LGBTQ+ - Some information and sources of help at Abertay University from the LGBTQ+ Society, Students Association and Counselling Service.

  • Loneliness - Everyone at some point experiences loneliness. For some it may be when there's been a big change in their life, for example coming to university. This guide has some examples of ways to cope with loneliness and provides helpful resources.

  • Stress - Many problems start with stress, and this is why it's important to recognise unhealthy stress. This guide gives examples of the signs and symptoms of stress, provides 10 tips to get on top of stress and some additional sources of help.

  • Insomnia - Information on what insomnia is, what can cause it, and a guide to getting a good night's sleep.

If you are stuck, please speak to the Student Enquiry Zone (SEZ) on Level 1 of the Library or email 

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