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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  New Students

Welcome to the University of Reading. 
Come and pick up the Life Tools programme of talks as well as hints and tips to help you settle in to University.
We are on the first floor in the Carrington Building, room 106.  Copies of the Life Tools leaflet can be found in the display area on our corridor and around the campus.
Check out our new Health and Wellbeing blog for advice and information.  Click on the link under 'Follow us'



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Wellbeing and Personal Development

Find out how to develop your own 'Life Tools':  build your confidence and resilience. 

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You are welcome to come in to obtain information or to arrange a consultation:

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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.


Ways to stop procrastination (and finish your work!):

Thursday 20 October 2016, 4.00pm, Palmer G06

Putting it off?  Can't get finished?  How to get work started and handed in on time. 

How to succeed in group working:

Tuesday 25 October 2016, 2.00pm, Business School, Room G04

Find out how to work better with others and manage group projects effectively.

Strengthen your resilience: you can handle it

Thursday 27 October 2016, 3.00pm, Palmer Room G06

How to prepare for upcoming challenges and develop a confident mind-set.






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