The University of Bolton Student Services

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Resources brought together by the Life Lounge team


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Welcome to the Life Lounge Mental Health and Wellbeing Resource page. 

Wellbeing is about being in a state where you can look after yourself, build positive relationships, be healthy, contribute and achieve. It’s a really important part of life that some can take for granted, whilst others can struggle to achieve.

Here in the Life Lounge, we know it’s normal for our sense of wellbeing to dip from time to time, and sometimes we might need an extra bit of help to pick it back up. That's why we are working hard to build a range of resources that you can access at any time. They might ease your worries, inspire you or help you to get practical support – when you look after your wellbeing, you’re more likely to be in a great position to focus on the rest of life, including your relationships with others, work and your studies.

Please keep checking this site as we continue to build useful resources to support your wellbeing.

What's happening this February and March 2022


LGBT+ History Month | Article, LGBT, News | News | UNISON East Midlands

LGBT+ History Month takes place every year in the UK in February. The primary aim of LGBT+ History Month is to teach young people about the history of the gay rights movement and to promote an inclusive modern society. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first official Pride event in the UK, which took place in London on 1 July 1972 and was attended by approximately 2,000 participants. 

Within the university library you can find a selection of books dedicated to LGBT+. The Life Lounge also has some dedicated LGBTQ+ resources pages for student, to take a look click here> LL - LGBTQ+ pages




February brings National Student Money Week. The university is hosting a day of events on Tuesday 22nd February in Chancellors building. The theme this her is 'Sustainable spending'. As well as lots of info around this there will also be stalls showcasing the universities physical activities offers from the Sport and wellness team, alongside the Life Lounge having a stall promoting our support services too. Some stall with have competitions, giveaways and more, come check it out. 

Money, financial stress can play a big part of a students uni experience and wellbeing. The Life Lounge has some resources dedicated to Financial Management- find out more by clicking here> LL Financial management pages

For more info from the National Association of Student Money Advisers, the organisation behind student money week click here > NASMA 


Keep checking back for further updates on what's coming up............

New Updates


We have created a helpful guide exploring common problems students report when they start University with some hints, tips and how to access support.

Student Space is here for you through coronavirus. However you’re feeling help and guidance is available. Explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the current challenges of student life: studentspace.org.uk

There are three ways that Student Space is here help:

1.Access dedicated support services for students, by phone or text

2.Information and tools to help you through the challenges of coronavirus

3.Helping you find what support is available at your place of study. 

Below you can find the phone number and text phone service provided by Student Space.

Access a dedicated freephone number which is open from 4pm to 11pm, offering listening support, information and onward signposting for students.


Get 24/7 support from a trained volunteer. It’s free, confidential and anonymous. Whether you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, loneliness or relationship issues, we’re here to listen and support you.


‚ÄčWe joined social media!

As we all learn to work remotely, it has never been more important for us to stay connected! We're all navigating some new and challenging times here, but the Life Lounge team are posting regularly, hoping to challenge and inspire you, as well as link you up with new and interesting resources to support your wellbeing. Have you followed us yet?

Instagram - Wellbeinguniversitybolton

Twitter - @Wellbeing_UoB

You can now access a range of Wellbeing Resources via LibGuides

We joined forces with our amazing team in the University of Bolton Library to create this new cache of useful resources to support your wellbeing. Check out this page and share it with your friends - https://libguides.bolton.ac.uk/lifelounge


Is there anything you would like us to add? Let us know your feedback by emailing lifelounge@bolton.ac.uk