Helpful podcasts, books, & resources to mark 'World Mental Health Day'

WMHD: 10th October 2020


We won’t remember 2020 for being the best for our mental health so it is especially important to mark World mental Health Day 2020. Nadia Ahmed (Welfare and Equality Officer) has put together this handy list of listening, reading and information resources. This page is aimed at promoting ways to improve your wellbeing but not intended to replace expert help and support. NUSU campaigns on key priorities decided by you in the annual NUSU survey. Find out more here.

*The Newcastle University Counselling Team provide counselling for students who may be struggling with life concerns which cause unmanageable emotional or psychological distress. 
Students are linked to the correct internal or external support system via an assessment process.





  • “Women Don’t Owe you Pretty” by Florence Given
  • “Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-love is the key to Unlocking Your Greatness” by Vex King 
  • “It’s Not Ok to Feel Blue (and other lies)” by Scarlett Curtis 
  • “The Little Book of Mindfulness” by Patrizia Collard 
  • “Calm” by Ferne Cotton
  • “Happy Place” by Fearne Cotton 
  • “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Tranforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead ” by Brene Brown 
  • “What a Time to Be Alone” by Chidera Eggerue
  • Notes On A Nervous Planet” by Matt Haig


Guided Meditation

Students can take part in regular guided meditation sessions, hosted by the Assistant Buddhist Chaplain. Email to access the Zoom link.


Further Information

Although this will not cover all, we hope to it does give you enough to help or to find a route through.


Student Support Services

  1. Student Minds
  2. Nightline - Student-run listening service providing emotional support and information, open every night during term time by phone (8pm-8am) and IM (8pm-midnight). Tel: + 44 (0) 191 261 2905


LGBTQ+ Support

  1. Support for LGBTQ+

Support for BAME students 

  1. Our Minds Our Future
  2. Through this mind
  3. Young Minds (racism and mental health)


Eating Disorder support

  1. Living with an eating disorder

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