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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Resources brought together by the Life Lounge team

Mental Health

Meet one of our Mental Health Advisors, Antonia Dewsbury, and learn why understanding Mental Health is so important.

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for pleasure has many benefits. Have a look at the video above from LEAP Online which details how it can support your wellbeing and educational attainment.

Want to borrow some books and don’t know where to start?

The University of Bolton Library has lots of great fiction titles from Booker Prize winners to Harry Potter!  Check out the above infographic which displays some of our collection. Just ask a member of Library staff for more details. You can always visit your local Public Library too or use BorrowBox.

Find out more here



Life Lounge Support

The Life Lounge provides access to services that can promote your wellbeing, through advice, guidance and therapeutic support.

We have been working hard to expand our services, so that you can also access support whilst at home too!

This event is held within our Online Resource page - which with lots of helpful information.

Take a look at the tabs at the top left hand side of the page: it breaks down current and relevant issues that you might experience, linking to a wide range of topics within Wellbeing and Mental Health. Within each page, we aim to add educational prompts, relevant websites, charities and places you can go for help, as well as self-help resources and guidance, which could be useful if you are finding it hard to reach out.

To keep you updated on key developments, we also joined Social Media!

Our posts aim to inspire and educate you, as well as help you stay up to date on our Wellbeing Services.

Instagram: wellbeinguniversitybolton

Twitter: @wellbeing_UoB

The Life Lounge is an ideal space to take a bit of time out from your day – you’re welcome to drop in at any time. It’s a quiet and relaxing space with mindful prompts and activities to help you to slow down and chill out. Through the Life Lounge, you can also access specialist services to support and promote your mental wellbeing.

The Life Lounge brings together specialist services, free for students to access, including:

  • Counselling Service
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Clinic
  • Mental Health Advisors
  • Referrals to other specialist services, both within and external to the University
  • Drop-in support, events and workshops

The service is open to all current students studying at the University of Bolton and the service is completely free.



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Part of developing our health literacy is about learning and understanding more about different health issues to increase our knowledge and awareness.

The MIND charity has a fantastic library of resources and mental health and wellbeing guides to help us increase our knowledge and understanding about different mental health issues. The more we know, the more we can help each other. The more we can prevent deterioration in out Mental Health an the more we can maintain our emotional wellbeing.

Get ready, use that inquisitive made and learn more. You never know when it may be useful to you.

Big White Wall Online 24/7 support for UoB students

You can access support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with Big White Wall. 

Whether you want to speak to peers or a counsellor, there will be someone there every minute of every day. You can join a supportive online community that’s totally anonymous, take part in a group course and take self-assessments. 

Big White Wall is a great source of support outside of normal office hours and means you can support when our services are closed, including evenings, weekends and outside of term. 

Go to to join with your uni email address – it takes 5 minutes and you have immediate access to support.

10 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health

Check out this handy graphic of 10 ways to care for your mental health, as suggested by the Mental Health Foundation. For more information on how to practice them in your daily life please visit their in-depth guide here.

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