ABOUT STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Below you will find a selection of online resources on mental health and well-being in young adults available to the general public*. It helps to learn about mental and emotional health and the common ways in which difficulties manifest among university students.

The list also includes sites where you can find suggestions to better care for yourself and those around you.

Finally, we share a couple of crisis helplines for anyone who needs to talk confidentially and anonymously about their mental health struggles.

* Please keep in mind that some of the websites are either US- or UK-based. The contact information and helplines that appear on them are numbers outside of Spain. To receive support locally, please consult the corresponding sections on our website.

LEARN

ULIFELINE

Find in-depth information and advice on the most common mental, emotional, and behavioral issues that university students experience. (JED Foundation)

SELF-EVALUATOR

Complete a self-administered screener* to identify symptoms in four different domains: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and alcohol and substance misuse.

Note: Skip Step 2 “Find Your School.” IEU is not registered with the JED Foundation.

* These self-tests are meant for information only. If you have any reason to be concerned, you should always consult a medical or mental health professional for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You may also book an appointment with one of our counseling services by email at Counseling.IEU@ie.edu.

HALF OF US

Choose from several negative emotions, behaviors, or situations that you can learn about through descriptions, real-life examples, and general advice.

ENGAGE

LOOKING AFTER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH – RESOURCES

Guidelines including signs to watch for, recommended activities, and further resources you can explore. (Student Minds)

LOVE IS LOUDER

Get inspired by specific actions you may take to Stay Calm, Stay Active, and Stay Connected. (JED Foundation)

PRESSURE TO BE PERFECT

Download a toolkit with ideas and suggestions about the dos and don’ts on Instagram. Learn how to support your friends’ mental and emotional health through this social media platform. (JED Foundation)

SUPPORT A FRIEND

SEIZE THE AWKWARD

Find ways to reach out to your friends whom you think are experiencing mental or emotional difficulties. Read testimonials about mental and emotional health by celebrities who describe the importance of sharing with friends how you feel or making yourself available to listen to them. (JED Foundation)

IEU Counseling offers a monthly workshop on how to Look After Your Mate. Check the Campus Groups events feed for an upcoming workshop or check out this section on our web.

SUPPORTING A FRIEND

Read about how you could support a friend who is experiencing symptoms of mental health difficulties, and learn how to signpost. (Student Minds)

You may encourage your friends to contact our counseling services by email at Counseling.IEU@ie.edu.

HELP A FRIEND IN NEED

Download a PDF with advice about looking after your friends through Facebook and Instagram. The material includes signs to watch out for based on your friend’s activity on these social media platforms. (Facebook, Instagram, the JED Foundation, and the Clinton Foundation)

SEEK HELP

Call (+34) 900 525 100 (in English), a confidential and anonymous helpline run by the Samaritans.

It is a British NGO that provides emotional support over the phone to whoever is experiencing distress, despair, or suicidal thoughts.

Calls are attended to by trained volunteers specialized in emotional crisis response. Available everyday between 10:00 – 22:00.

Call (+34) 91 459 00 50 (in Spanish), a confidential and anonymous helpline run by Teléfono de la Esperanza.

It is a Spanish NGO that provides emotional support over the phone to whoever is experiencing distress, despair, or suicidal thoughts.

Calls are attended to by volunteers who are trained in emotional crisis response. Available 24/7.

BEFRIENDERS is a global network of associations that provide emotional support over the phone to whoever is experiencing distress, despair, or suicidal thoughts.

Their database includes many countries whose registered organizations offer free help in English or their local language.

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