Mental wellbeing resources


“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is the act of being present and focusing your awareness on the moment at hand, allowing you to gain renewed perspective on things.

Learning to focus on the here and now can help to improve concentration and regular mindful practice can boost our feelings of wellbeing. 

Mindfulness podcasts

Our DMU Mindfulness practitioners have also produced a series of podcasts for you. They are a useful resource you can choose to access at any time. Each one offers a guided meditation that will help you to take a break and connect with your breathing.

Mindfulness and meditation with Natalie McKeown

Try this a 10-minute mindfulness and meditation session to help you relax at home, or see our collection of online resources for mindfulness and guided meditation.

Student Space

Student Space is available to all higher education students across England and Wales. Student Space is a trusted place to:

  • Access confidential support via text, phone, email and webchat
  • Explore online resources
  • Find help available at university

For phone support, call on 0808 189 5260. This is a freephone number, open from 4pm to 11pm, offering listening support, information and onward signposting.

 Access the Student Space webchat from 4pm to 11pm every day to talk to a trained supporter who will listen and help you talk through any issues you are experiencing.

To start a conversation via text support, text ‘STUDENT’ to 85258. Get 24/7 support from a trained volunteer. It’s free, confidential and anonymous. Whether you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness or relationship issues, they are here to listen and support you.

For email support, contact and get support from a trained supporter.

Every Mind Matters

There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing and the NHS Every Mind Matters has some useful tips to help.

The Samaritans have launched a new Self - Help App to help you keep track of how you're feeling, as well as get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.


Our DMU students can now access a new service called Tellmi. Tellmi provides free digital mental health support, 365 days a year to anyone aged 11+ across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

It is a safe, anonymous app where you can talk to people your age who get what you are going through or join conversations that matter to you. If you need professional support, their in-house counsellors are available 365 days a year.

Why not download the app, join the community and start connecting with real people who understand what you are going through.


Students living in accomodation provided by Unite also have access to a student wellbeing helpline 0800 032 1029. This is available 24/7 and provides counselling support and advice on a range of topics such as student life and health and lifestyle. Legal, financial and and medical information is available 9am - 9pm, 7 days a week. 


The information presented on this site is for general use only and is not intended for people living with any medical conditions who are seeking personal medical advice; it is not a substitute for the advice of your doctor. If you have any questions or concerns about individual health matters or the management of your condition, please consult your local GP.