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Togetherall is a safe, online, peer-to-peer community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing. Togetherall is designed to help you take control of your mental health and start to feel better. You will have access to a 24/7 online community and professional support from trained counsellors. Togetherall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.

Togetherall is free and totally anonymous, so no one will know you’ve chosen to use it unless you tell them!

Find out more about Togetherall

Online resources

MIND -Find a wide range of advice and information from this national mental health charity.
Students Against Depression - Read stories and suggestions from students who've been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts.
Living Life to the Full - Take this amazing, free self-help life skills course.
NHS information for students - All kinds of health and wellbeing advice for finding the right balance for university life.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Contact a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other. If you're a family member affected by the drinking of others you may find support from Al-Anon Family Groups
Elefriends - Supportive online communitywhere 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. 
HeadMeds -Everything you want to know about mental health medication. 
Muslim Youth Helpline - Confidential helpline and support for a wide range of issues including loneliness, depression, issues related to drug abuse and addiction, sexuality and family/friendship issues.
National Sleep Foundation - Discover how sleep affects your health and get lots of tools and tips for sleeping well.
Operation Emotion - Plymouth-based voluntary organisation that operates, encourages and develops services for adult male survivors of sexual abuse. Survivors UK is a national charity that offers web chat and telephone helpline if you would like to talk about male rape and abuse.
LGBT Society - Plymouth University’s society dedicated to supporting, representing and empowering students who are part of the LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and all other sexualities & gender identities) community.
Relate - Counselling, support and information for individuals, couples and all kinds of relationships.
Talk to Frank -Get upfront information on substance use/misuse.

Self-help books

There are many self-help books available, either through your library or online, and lots of them are interactive or include step-by-step guides. 
Here are some books that other students have found helpful whilst waiting for counselling or have used to complement their counselling:
  • 'Beating the blues before they beat you. How to overcome depression' by Robert Leahy
  • 'Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness' by Gillian Butler
  • 'The Worry Cure: Stop worrying and start living' by Robert Leahy
  • 'Overcoming Low Self-Esteem' by Melanie Fennell
Where appropriate your counsellor may talk to you about self-help resources at your initial consultation. In many cases, self-help books are not a replacement for other professional treatment such as counselling, but you may find them empowering and a useful addition to any help you are receiving. For more information about the evidence, and more recommended books, go to the Reading Agency or find out more about the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme at Plymouth Libraries.

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Student Wellbeing Services – Plymouth campus

Student Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Opening times: Monday–Friday, 8:30–17:00 (Wednesday open 10:00, Friday close 16:30)

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