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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: July

Reading for pleasure

Books can take you to a different world and can be the immersive experience that we all need sometimes to help switch off from busy minds. We should know, we're a library! For some inspiration on books that aren't for studying, head over to your local library for a selection of fiction and non fiction, many of wich are accessible in electronic format.

Brighton & Hove libraries


Wellbeing service guides

Our very own Student Wellbeing Team has put together a fantastic range of guides on topics such as relaxation, sleep and stress as well as resources focused around the pandemic, isolation and lockdown. These are free to access, very readable and include advice that is really simple to implement in our everyday lives. The guide on combating stress through relaxation talks you through a couple of guided relaxation techniques; these take five minutes (unless you're so relaxed you manage a little longer) and can be drawn upon in those panic moments when thoughts feel overwhelming.


Wellbeing Guides




Missing the library jigsaws?

We do too. Especially at this time of year when five minutes away from work can make such a difference to how you feel for the rest of the day. Never fear, Jigsaw Planet has a huge range of online puzzles that you can try your hand at. And best of all you're not limited to our weird and wonderful charity shop finds!


Jigsaw Planet



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.