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University of Exeter Wellbeing Services

The University of Exeter provides a wellbeing service to all current students. The wellbeing team is made up of highly skilled counsellors and mental health professionals who are able to offer advice as well as therapeutic and practical support to help you cope personally and to manage your university work.

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Eating difficulties support group

The sessions will run every Thursday from 7-8.30pm and are open to anyone who has difficulties with food and body image. The sessions are run by group facilitators who are students who have been trained for the role. They're a place where people should feel free to talk about whatever is important to them at the time. The focus of the sessions is always pro-recovery and are run to provide support and motivation alongside treatment. You can talk as much or as little as you want and can always bring moral support. The sessions are safe, supportive and non-judgemental spaces.

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Exeter Depression and Anxiety Service

DAS are a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service, offering effective treatments and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which can help you get your life back on track. Their website includes self-help resources and a 'Mood Quiz' if you are unsure whether you need further support, or want to get a better understanding of how you're feeling.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 09:00-19:00; Wednesday and Friday 09:00-17:00

01392 675630 Visit Website Self-Referral

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Men Get Eating Disorders Too is a charity that seeks to raise awareness of eating disorders in men and to support sufferers, carers and their families. They offer a live chat at various times (see the website homepage for times) and are in the process of setting up peer support groups across the country.

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Beat is the UK's leading charity supporting anyone who is affected by eating disorders or struggling with food, weight and body shape. B-eat provide information, support and encouragement to seek treatment and recovery for people of all ages in a range of ways including over the phone or online.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 14:00-16:00

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The Mix

TheMix.org is the online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. They provide non-judgmental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs. Their straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. On TheMix.org you can: Chat about anything you like on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room. Browse over 2000 articles and videos full of facts you can trust. Read about the experiences of other young people in our True Life section. Got a question about friends, dating, love or family life? Ask one of our trained advisors. This service is free and totally confidential.

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Live Well

Live Well is an NHS online advice page for healthy living. It includes advice on drugs, alcohol, exercise, eating well and sexual health, as well as many other areas of healthy living.

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NHS 111

NHS 111 is the 24 hour NHS non-emergency number run by a team of advisors, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. It is fast and free and should be used when you need medical help quickly, but it is not a life-threatening situation.

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One You

One You is a government run webpage providing information on several areas of wellbeing such as smoking, alcohol and eating with quizzes to help you to identify and improve your life.

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SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline and website offering emotional support information and advice to any individual on any issue, from mental health problems and abuse to volunteering and internet safety . The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and also provides support by email and post.

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SANE is a UK wide charity that works to improve the quality of life of those affected by mental illness and the people who support them. As well as a helpline, SANE runs various web-based forums for people to support each other. They also run Textcare; a service allowing users to sign up to texts to help them if they want a little more motivation at a specific point in time.

Opening hours: 18:00-23:00 every day

0300 304 7000 Visit Website

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Self-Help Leaflets

NTW offer a variety of self-help leaflets tailored to various mental health related problems. Self-help means helping yourself by guiding and completing your own treatment independently. The leaflets are available to download in several formats such as a PDF file or an audio file.

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Wellbeing Information Directory is maintained by Change & Represent on behalf of DVP Wellbeing and Liberation Council.

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