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Welcome to this guide to the library resources that you can draw on to establish your own self care routine.

On the HOME tab you will find some of our recommended resources as well as some links to services that you can access for further support with managing your health and wellbeing. University is not just about studying, and maintaining a healthy mind and body isn't either, go to the WATCH & LISTEN tab to see some of our favourite videos and podcasts for an important break from study. Under EXPLORE you'll find a more in depth look at some of the books and e-resources that you can access via the library and remotely.  

Our wellbeing is as multifaceted as we are; there are lots of ways to promote good health and as such we are inspired by the five ways to wellbeing model. For more information see the NHS 5 steps to mental wellbeing and the New Economics Foundation's guide to wellbeing during the pandemic.

Recommended Resources of the Month: October

Mindful activities for daily living: MyLife  

We've all heard about the benefits of mindfulness for improving mental wellbeing but it can sometimes be difficult to see how we can fit them authentically into our busy routines. What is traditionally thought of as mindfulness meditation may not appeal to everyone for example. MyLife is an app based mindfulness programme that allows you to tailor activities to your emotions, present circumstances and individual preferences. There are over 400 activities to choose from that will encourage a more mindful outlook including guidance on meditation but also movement and exercise and eating. The app is free to use on Apple and Android devices.   

MyLife: Google Store

MyLife: Apple Store

Note taking made simple

Wellbeing might not be the first word that springs to mind when you think about taking notes in lectures and seminars but good notes can take the stress out of exams and assignments. Luckily there are lots of apps and techniques that can help. Microsoft Lens is an app that captures notes, text and images from whiteboards, menus and screens. Simply open the Microsoft Office Lens app on your device and take a picture. Because it is a Microsoft Office product you can save it to your University Onedrive, a Onenote notebook, Powerpoint and Word documents or as a PDF.  

Microsoft Lens: Google Play Store

Microsoft Lens: Apple Store




Draw It!: Online drawing game

The title says it all, Draw It is a free app where you compete against others by sketching what you see. Draw more to win coins and general good feeling or just play for fun and a break from work.  


Draw It: Google Play Store

Draw It: Apple Store



Further Support


Student Services

The wellbeing of all students is a priority for the University of Brighton. Dedicated support is available from our Student Services team which includes online advice and guidance on a range of issues as well as extra help via our wellbeing services.

Student Services


UoB Students' Union Support

Support from the Students' Union on everything related to your time in Brighton as a student, whether that is housing, education or wellbeing. Plus the popular Quarantea and biscuits, providing a virtual space to come together and share information.

BSU Support



The University is signed up to Togetherall, an online service and community that provides support with anxiety, depression and other mental health isues. Login with your University username and password to access the service and find out more.