Senate House Library Wellbeing Collection

The SHL Wellbeing Collection provides a variety of supportive resources for our members, covering a wide range of issues and themes. Many of these resources are available online.

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About the Collection

The Library’s Wellbeing Collection is designed to give our members guidance on a range of wellbeing issues. Our resources feature books and online resources (ebooks held by the Library, as well as supportive resources provided by third parties). These resources are provided for your guidance and are not intended to be a substitute for professional consultation. We regularly check the quality of third party content but we cannot be held liable for material on external websites.

Where is the Collection located?

Please note that our physical Wellbeing resources are unavailable while Senate House Library is closed. However our online resources, and those provided by third parties, remain available for use. Links to online resources can also be found under each theme in the list below.

Wellbeing Collection:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Your Toolkit to Modify Mood, Overcome Obstructions and Improve Your Life, Elaine Iljon Foreman et al

Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world, J. Mark G. Williams and Dr. Danny Penman

Mindfulness for Students, Stella Cottrell

Resourcefulness at University: Student Wellbeing Series, Dominique Thompson

Staying Well and Safe at University: Student Wellbeing Series, Dominique Thompson

Coping with the Psychological Effects of Illness: Strategies to Manage Anxiety and Depression, Fran Smith, Dr Robert Bor and Dr Carina Eriksen

Wherever you go, there you are: mindfulness meditation for everyday life, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Hardwiring happiness: the new brain science of contentment, calm, and confidence, Rick Hanson

Sane new world: a user's guide to the normal-crazy mind, Ruby Wax

Full Catastrophe Living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

10 keys to happier living, Vanessa King

Five Invitations: discovering what death can teach us about living fully, Frank Ostaseski

The Happiness Hypothesis: putting ancient wisdom and philosophy to the test of modern science, Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Trap: based on ACT - a revolutionary mindfulness-based programme for overcoming stress, anxiety and depression, Russ Harris

Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think, Dennis Greenberger and Christine A Padesky (eBook)

The CBT Handbook: A comprehensive guide to using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to overcome depression, anxiety and anger, Pamela Myles and Roz Shafran

Taming Your Outer Child, Susan Anderson

The essence of health: the seven pillars of wellbeing, Craig Hassed


How to look after your mental health

How to look after your mental health in later life

How to look after your mental health using exercise

How to look after your mental health using mindfulness

How to support good mental health at work

CBT : Cognitive Behavioural Therapy : your toolkit to modify mood, overcome obstructions and improve your life / Elaine Iljon Foreman & Clair Pollard (eBook)

Coping with the Psychological Effects of Illness: Strategies to Manage Anxiety and Depression (eBook)

NHS Mental Wellbeing Audio Guides

NHS Mood Self-Assement

NHS Guide on Mental Health and Wellbeing

NHS Guide on Different Types of Therapy

Mind Guide on Types of Mental Health Problems

Mind Guide on Drugs and Treatment for Mental Health Problems

MIND Guide on Mindfulness

MIND Guide on Wellbeing

Wellbeing Collection:

The Student Mindset: A 30-item toolkit for anyone learning anything, Steve Oakes (eBook)

Uni life Hacks, George MacGill

U Thrive: how to succeed in college (and life), Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter


MIND Guide on Coping with Student Life

Wellbeing Collection:

Now Habit : A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play, Neil Fiore

The Procrastination Equation : How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Things Done, Piers Steel


Royal Holloway Guide on Procastination

Wellbeing at Senate House Library

As the central library for the University of London, Senate House Library plays a key role in the University’s wellbeing strategy. This will principally be through our Wellbeing Collection, which is made up of physical books and ebooks, as well as links to information held outside of the Library.

We work in conjunction with Adrian Clarke (the University of London’s Student Health and Wellbeing Manager) and host events to promote personal wellbeing.


These resources are intended as a source of informal advice and information only. They are not a substitute for personalised treatment or professional consultation. Where this is required please contact a qualified professional. In an emergency call 999.

Contact us

If you have any queries about the Collection, or if you have suggestions or feedback, please get in touch with us using the feedback form.

If you are a member of the Library and you would like to arrange an informal discussion about a wellbeing concern, or if you have any issues with the University of London, you are welcome to contact the University of London Student Health and Wellbeing Manager, Adrian Clarke. This is not a substitute for personalised treatment and in an emergency you should always call 999.