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A range of free downloadable audio podcasts have been produced by the Mental Health Foundation which can help you relax and improve your sense of wellbeing. You can listen to them on your computer or download them to your phone. Here are a few examples:

Wellbeing and positive thinking  (11 mins) - this podcast introduces positive thinking as a way of reducing anxiety and encouraging focus and goal setting

Stress and Relaxation: Quick Fix Breathing Exercise (5 mins) - this podcast can be listened to whenever you feel tense and is a simple way to calm your mind and body.

Wellbeing and Sleep: Full Works (5 mins) - this podcast is intended to listen to in bed to help you relax and get ready to go to sleep.


I had a black dog, his name was depression - A short animation showing what it is like to live with depression by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone. Available to watch on YouTube.



SAM - a self-help app for anxiety developed by the University of the West of England specifically for students. A great app for anyone wanting to understand and track their anxiety which also offers tools to manage anxiety. Free to download from the Apple and Android app stores.

EMOODJI - an app designed by MIND to help students manage the ups and downs of university life. You can download links for Android and iOS:

ESC - an app designed to allow students and young people to answer their health questions in seconds:

Self Heal - Oxford Uni students have developed an app to help prevent self-harm in students.  It is available for iphones and Android phones in the usual way:

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