Where to find mental health and counselling information online and how to access local support services

Online resources

Student Minds

The UK’s student mental health charity offers information including advice on starting university and dealing with exam stress

NHS Moodzone

How to cope with stress, anxiety and depression and improve your mental wellbeing. NHS Moodzone includes a series of eight mental wellbeing podcasts and plenty of related advice

Royal College of Psychiatrists

An A-Z list of problems and disorders as well as information about different types of treatment

Time to Change

A programme set up to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination

Self Injury Support

A national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.

Living Life to the Full

A series of audio guides designed to help you be happier, sleep better and feel more confident


A range of more than 100 factsheets created by experts at Rethink Mental Illness’s Advice and Information Service on topics from medication to the Mental Health Act

To Be Honest

A blog dedicated to young people who want information about eating disorders themselves or a friend.

Lancaster University Library

The University's Library has a range of multi-media resources to promote wellbeing and effective study.

Local services


Dedicated teams of psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs), cognitive behavioural therapists and counsellors offer free support to help you reduce stress and anxiety and improve your wellbeing.

For students to access support contact 01524 550552 for a telephone referral or go online and complete the online referral form.


Inspire provides support and advice for people who are worried about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

For more information please phone 01524 388493 or visit the Inspire website.

Access Counselling

A Community Interest Company (CIC) in Lancaster offering affordable, open-ended counselling for individuals, couples and families. For more information phone 01524 391838.

North Lancashire Counselling Service

A local charity providing donation-based counselling sessions for individuals. For more information phone 01524 389389 and leave a message. NLCS aim to respond within 3-5 working days.