Life Tools Brochure

Talks and events

Find out about of our up-coming talks in the 'Life Tools' programme.  Open to all, free to attend, attendance counts towards the Red Award.

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Frequently asked questions

Find answers to your questions about seeing a Counsellor or Mental Health Advisor and the range of issues they can help with.


Online advice and leaflets

Links to other support organisations, downloadable leaflets, helplines and information on self-help books.

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Crisis page

Information on how to manage distress and other sources of support if your need is urgent.



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University Mental Health Day:  Active mental health 1st and 2nd March

Take a look at the Essentials pages or check out the Student portal to find out about the range of talks, walks and other activities going on around campus next week to celebrate University Mental Health Day.  The theme this year is 'Active mental health' and events are mostly taking place on 1st and 2nd March.
Enter the Student Wellbeing  'Get Active' Instagram photographic competition to win prizes: tag your photos with the hashtag  #UoRgetactive  Please note:  Entries to this competition only accepted from current Reading university students.
Join in the special SuperCircuits event or charity Rowathon at Sportspark. Check with Sportspark for more details. 
Come to hear our very special guest speaker Frank Bruno MBE talk about battling with mental health illness.  Van Emden Theatre, Wednesday 1st March, 2,00pm.  Entry by ticket only.  Register for your ticket at:  University of Reading students and staff only.


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See also

International Student Advice

  • Mental Health Advice
  • Study Advice


More information about 'Life Tools' talks is available on our Talks and Events page.

Attendance counts towards the Red Award.   The upcoming talks are shown below - they are free to attend and there is no need to book a place.  Talks last around 45 minutes and are followed by the chance to ask questions.

Simple ways to minimise stress and improve your health

Tuesday 21 February, 4.00 - 5.00pm, Carrington 201

Advice and tips to help you reduce the impact of stress and maintain your health to study productively.  

 An introduction to Mindfulness:  part 2, keeping going

Wednesday 22 February, 1.00 - 2.00pm, Palmer G03

Learn some 'Mindful' activities and find out how to make it part of your everyday life.  You don't need to have attended part 1 to come to this talk.



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