Online mental wellbeing resources

Support over the winter break

The following services will be available to you over the winter break:

  • Student Space offers phone, email and text support.
  • Togetherall is designed to help students get support, take control and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer-to-peer support.
  • Every Mind Matters offers useful tips to support your wellbeing.

Urgent support options can be found here

You can also contact DMU Security, which remains open 24/7 throughout the break.


“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 practioners 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 here for students through coronavirus and 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.


DMU has access to a platform called Togetherall, to help students who are looking for support with their wellbeing while at university.

Togetherall is designed to help students get support, take control and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer-to-peer support (moderated by professional wall guides), plus a range of courses and tools to help students self-manage their wellbeing.

During a cost-of-living crisis, day-to-day activities can feel overwhelming, and your mental health may be worse than usual. Click here to read more from Togetherall’s clinical team about looking after your mental health during a time of financial stress.

This safe and anonymous platform is a place for students to virtually get together to support each other without judgement, while also recognising mental health does not discriminate; we all have to look after it.

It is completely free and students can access the webpage by registering with their DMU email address. 

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.

 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.