Hear Keith's story

Keith talks about his positive experience returning to education after a number of years out of work because of depression.

Listen: Ruby Wax on how to manage your mind; the neuroscience of stress, anxiety and depression

It's a rare person who hasn't experienced low mood, feelings of anxiety but for many of us it will become more than just the odd bad day or evening.
Listen on BBC Radio 4

What to do if you are feeling actively suicidal:

If you are about to harm yourself or have already done so, phone 999 or get yourself to your local hospital’s accident and emergency. Call an all-hours support service:

If you live in University accommodation, the Residence Life team is there to address emergency situations, or contact campus security.


HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication. HeadMeds does not give you medical advice. Please talk to your doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different.
Visit the HeadMeds website


  • Anytime Advice and Mental Health Support Helpline is free to all Plymouth students. It provides practical information, resources, information about local services, counselling and web-based support.
  • UPSU Advice can help with appeals, academic dishonesty, complaints, extenuating circumstances and much more.
  • Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.