My Wellbeing Toolkit

Looking after your emotional health and wellbeing is an important skill both at university and in your everyday life. Building skills which enable you to be more resilient in the face of challenges is an effective way of supporting your wellbeing. We cannot avoid challenges or difficult experiences but we can learn to respond differently to these events.

Students can face a lot of natural challenges during their time at university such as:

  • moving to a new place
  • leaving behind friends/family and familiar surroundings
  • managing finances
  • living independently for the first time
  • meeting new people from a variety of backgrounds
  • adjusting to new routines

Most students will experience some uncomfortable feelings whilst they are studying. This is a normal part of adapting to university life. However, developing skills which support you to better respond to challenging situations can help to minimise their impact on your wellbeing.

The ‘My Wellbeing Toolkit’ provides information and techniques for students to help them think about skills which could support them to stay healthy and resilient at university. The topics covered are:

  • Identifying Your Values
  • Identifying Your Strengths
  • Looking After Your Wellbeing
  • Creating Action Plans
  • Developing Connections
  • Developing Self-Compassion
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • Changing Thought Patterns

You can access this Toolkit through the VLE system online and work through the entire Toolkit or pick modules that you are interested in. 

This Toolkit is designed as a preventative module to provide information and tips for students. It is not an alternative to therapy and may not be suitable for students experiencing significant wellbeing/mental health issues.

Only registered University of Exeter students can access this module.