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Useful Websites

If you are looking for advice or assistance for any personal difficulties which may or may not be affecting your studies, Student Services is here for you.  You can call in to Student Services at the ASC (Advice & Support Centre), 79 North Street anytime between 9:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday – no appointment necessary.  Alternatively you can phone (01334 46) 2020 or email theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

There are also various external websites that offer information, advice and self-help programmes.  Whilst Student Services has obtained permission to provide these links, we cannot accept responsibility for their content.  These links are listed in alphabetical order with reference to their content.

Quick links:
Abuse
Anxiety
Bipolar disorder
Depression / low mood
Links from other University services
Mental Health
Mindfulness
Mindset
Motivation
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Other mental health issues
Other personal issues
Panic attacks
Resilience
Sexual health
Social anxiety
Suicide

Abuse

KASP
Counselling and support, healing the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, physical, domestic and emotional abuse.

Anxiety

Anxiety UK
Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation, run by sufferers and ex-sufferers of anxiety disorders.

ecouch
e-hub’s newest self help interactive program includes modules for social anxiety and generalised anxiety as well as depression. It provides self-help interventions drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.

Five Areas Resources

Guided CBT Resources that can make a real difference

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar Scotland
Bipolar Scotland gives information, support and advice for anyone who has a diagnosis of Bipolar disorder, or their family and friends.

Depression/Low mood

Look OK... Feel Crap?

Mood Matters - Action on Depression

Living life to the full - Action on Depression
Action on Depression are offering a free computerised CBT self-help course to people in Scotland with mild to moderate depression. You will get access to resources to guide you through the course and individual telephone support to encourage you as you go and help you achieve your planned goals.  To register, just email Susanne Dick at susanned@dascot.org

Action on Depression

Breathing Space
Breathing Space Scotland is a web service and phoneline available 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday) and 6pm – 2am on Weekdays (Monday – Thursday) on 0800 83 85 87.

Five Areas Resources 

Guided CBT Resources that can make a real difference

Links from other university services

Student links
A site with links compiled by other university services.

Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation podcasts
The website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity’s work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.
It provides a daily mental health news service and directories of organisations, websites and events. Website visitors can use forums and bulletin boards, join a mailing list and find out how to support the organisation.

Key Facts
A series of short leaflets about common mental health problems from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Mindfulness

http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/mindfulness.htm
The Centre for Mindful Eating

Jon Kabat-Zinn describes Mindfulness as 'non judgemental awareness of the present moment'.  Mindfulness allows us to recognise what is going through our mind without getting trapped in our usual, automatic reactions.  It is helpful for a variety of personal difficulties including stress, eating issues and OCD.

Mindset

Fail your way to success by changing your mindset
Published by The Centre for Confidence and Well-being, based in Scotland

Motivation

Motivation Tips & Techniques
Positive psychology resources, published by The Centre for Confidence and Well-being, based in Scotland

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD-UK
OCD-UK is a leading national charity, independently working with and for people struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Other mental health issues

Rethink
Rethink hopes to help anyone (or their friends and family) to recover a better quality of life.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists hopes to improve the lives of anyone affected by mental health issues. This link covers a range of personal problems.

Scottish Recovery Network
The Scottish Recovery Network is aimed at raising awareness of recovery from mental health problems.

Other websites that cover a wide range of personal issues

The Mix
The Mix gives information, advice and support on a range of issues including sexual health, drugs, drink, relationships and much more.

Moodcafe
A range of information and resources relevant to common psychological problems.

The Centre for Clinical Interventions
The Centre for Clinical Interventions has provided an interactive CBT self-help site addressing a wide variety of problem areas: depression, social anxiety, panic, worry, self-esteem, procrastination, assertiveness, and eating problems.

Citizen's Advice and Rights Fife (CARF)

GET Self Help
This website offers CBT self-help information, resources and tools.

Panic attacks

Panic Stations
Information on coping with panic attacks

Generalised anxiety and panic attacks - the facts
Information on anxiety and panic attacks from Fife Department of Clinical Psychology

Resilience

Resilience Tips & Techniques
Positive psychology resources, published by The Centre for Confidence and Well-being, based in Scotland

Sexual health

Sexual Health Scotland
Comprehensive information on sexual health.

Social anxiety

Social Anxiety UK
A volunteer led organisation providing information and support for problems of self-consciousness and shyness.

Suicide

Campaign Against Living Miserably 'CALM'
'CALM' This is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. Open from 5pm-midnight every day of the year, calls are confidential, anonymous and taken by trained and skilled helpline workers who provide support, information and signposting. Callers can also access the same service via webchat.

Breathing space
Breathing Space Scotland is a phone line and web service for people experiencing low mood or depression.  Available 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday) and 6pm – 2am on Weekdays (Monday – Thursday) on 0800 83 85 87.

At the end of the day, however, why not try the people on your doorstep – Student Services?  Our professional staff is there to offer friendly, helpful advice and support on any issue.

Contact them at:
The ASC (Advice & Support Centre)
79 North Street
Phone: (01334 46) 2020
Email: theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Contact

The ASC

Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462020
Fax:01334 461716

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St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462720
Fax:01334 464007

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