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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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.

Spring 2017: How to use critical feedback constructively:

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 2.00 - 3.00pm Palmer Room G03

Taking critical feedback without taking it personally:  How to read your feedback comments as a learning tool and improve your work.  A joint session with Study Advice.


A brief introduction to Mindfulness: part 1 - getting started

Thursday 19 January 2017, 1.00 - 2.00pm, Palmer Room G03

Find out what the 'hype' is about.  Can Mindfulness help you personally and academically?



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