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Self Help for Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing Service

Many of the books and resources in this guide have been recommended by staff in Student Wellbeing Services. For more help and support from them, including contact details for qualified counsellors and disability advisers, please visit their website


Togetherall is an online place that provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. It's available 24/7, is totally anonymous and provides online peer support. Go to and sign up with your university email address. You then choose an anonymous username for your time on Togetherall.

Assistive Software

The university provides support with finding and using assistive software, including study support apps. For more information visit the website.


Websites and other resources

To access Disability Support at Heriot Watt, select your campus from the Health and Wellbeing webpage.




Hearing Impairment 

Visual Impairment 

General Apps and Websites

General websites

The websites below are based in the UK, though advice and resources may be accessed globally. Where a resource is campus specific it is indicated after the title.