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Delve deeper into some of the wellbeing techniques that we've highlighted with our lists of library resources and apps. Find lists of books and eresources that have been designed to help individuals manage a range of mental health problems, and give you the tools to manage your mental and physical health. We've also featured three of our favourite apps that support wellbeing.

Wellbeing resource lists

Self help resources for wellbeing

The library has put together a reading list of books, guides and online resources designed to offer practial support with physical health and mental wellbeing. These have been recommended by the University's Counselling and Wellbeing service.

Many of our resources are available online. Using the filter button, select 'Online Resource' to view items that you will be able to access on your computer or mobile device. 

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Health and wellbeing apps

Using helpful apps can be a great way to maintain good physical and mental health because they are available at our fingertips; so many of us go everywhere with our phones! Many apps offer free content and we have put together a list that we think offer really relevant and convenient support with issues surrounding health and wellbeing.


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Books on prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription is a scheme designed by the Reading Agency in partnership with local authority libraries. More than simply a list of self help books, this is a tool to help individuals to manage their health and wellbeing. Titles have been selected by health professionals and those living with conditions and so are an accessible route into care and treatment for many commonly experienced health issues. Local libraries will stock many of the recommended books, including Brighton and Hove and East Sussex libraries.

Brighton & Hove Library Service

East Sussex Library Service

Recommended guides to support good mental health

Featured Apps


Noisli provides background sounds that help to block out unwanted noises. This can help with focus and productivity as well as creating a more relaxing atmosphere for both work and down-time.

Register for a free acount at

Tomato Timer

Set timers for studying and taking breaks using Pomodoro study styles. Taking regular breaks is really important for our overall wellbeing and has a positive impact on productivity as well. Whilst we may know this in theory set timers can help to reinforce that routine.

More information and timer available at


There are lots of apps designed to help you manage stress and anxiety with mindfulness, meditation and guided relaxation. Headspace is just one of those. It still has free content which includes articles and exercises that you can access on your phone. Headspace is free to students with a Spotify Premium account.

More information at