Student Health and Mental Wellbeing

about this resource

Your health and well-being during your studies are hugely important to us.

This page contains vital information about key resources available to you at Dartington. We have also included links to a range of useful websites that support mental and physical wellbeing.

SEE ALSO: Guide to Disability Services at Dartington >

local gp services

When you arrive here we recommend that you register straightaway with Leatside Surgery in Totnes, who can refer you to specialist help if you need it.

Register now >

emergency information

If you’re feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support you can phone Samaritans for free on 116 123. For other ways of contacting the Samaritans, click here.

If you’re ill and feel it can’t wait until your GP practice reopens you can phone the NHS 24 111 service.

For an emergency ambulance, phone 999.

useful resources

The following links are to a variety of websites that provide physical and mentall wellbeing support services.

SHINE self-help e-resources > – SHINE, offered through the University of Plymouth, is created by students, counsellors and researchers. Watch, read, listen, find apps and useful links to the best online resources and information about mental health and well-being.

Student Minds > – Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. they empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change

Managing mental health during Covid-19 > – Rehab Clinics Group, a leading provider in addiction and mental health treatment, have produced a guide that includes useful tips on how students can effectively manage their mental health as we start to come out of lockdown over the next few months.

Suicide/suicidal thoughts: Support available thorugh the NHS > and SUPPORTLINE >

Looking After Your Mental Health >

Mental Health and Nature >

Exercise and Mental Health >

NHS Mindfulness Information >

Mindfulness info from >

Mindfulness 10-minute practice podcast >

Sleep wellbeing advice >

How to sleep better >

Advice on depression: NHS resources > and resources >

Handling anxiety >

Self-harm support: guidance from NHS > and >

NHS Sexual Health Services >

Domestic Abuse services >

Bereavement Care >

Horizon Counselling Services, Plymouth >

Citizens Advice >

NHS Alcohol Abuse Support Services >