Books for university & college students


CBT:  Change can often seem like an impossible task, but this practical book will help you put it into perspective. With guidance from two experts, you’ll recognise the behaviours and thoughts that hold you back, and will develop skills to think more positively, act more calmly and feel better about yourself.

Using the same tools employed by CBT practitioners, this book is full of activities and experiments to explore and challenge, stories and exercises to provide perspective, and a clear framework to encourage and guide you. The authors friendly and supportive approach will help you learn to manage recurrences of negative thinking and behaviours and to develop strong coping strategies.



Anxiety @ university: This illustrated pocketbook offers advice, practical tips, and useful exercises for students to recognise and manage anxiety at university. Written by Dr Dominique Thompson, this easy-to-read guide will help readers understand where their anxiety comes from, and why it exists. Whatever the source of individuals’ worries or phobias, this book will help readers understand their anxiety and help them develop the tools they need to handle it.

Dominique shows how anxiety affects people differently – helping readers develop strategies that will be truly meaningful for their individual experience. Just as importantly, readers will learn about the kinds of unhelpful things that people try to do to deal with anxiety, which actually causes more harm than good. Above all, this book will help students navigate their life at university, without feeling like their anxieties are in charge of them.



Depression @ university: This illustrated pocketbook offers advice, practical tips, and useful exercises for students to combat low moods and depression at university. Written by Dr Dominique Thompson, this easy-to-read guide will ensure that students have all the tools they need to understand the sources of their depression and take steps to reclaim their life from its debilitating effects.

Although plenty of people talk about depression, there are still a lot of misconceptions about it. This book will clearly explore what depression is, and investigate the ways in which it can affect anyone. With extracts from students’ own accounts about their depression, and how they learned to manage it, and lots of practical, easy-to-follow examples and exercises, the book will help readers understand their depression, so they can deal with it in the right way for them. Above all, this book will help readers gain real power over their depression so that they can enjoy the full university experience on their terms.


Stay well and safe @ university: This illustrated pocketbook offers advice, practical tips, and useful exercises for students who want to safely navigate the unique pressures and pleasures that life at university brings. Written by Dr Dominique Thompson, this easy-to-read guide will ensure that readers have all the tools they need to combat issues around leaving home, exam stress, socialising, safety, sex, and substances so that they can truly make the most of their time as a student.

The book follows the timeline of a student preparing for university, finding their way through freshers’ week, the first term, the interruption of holidays, and returning to family. The format makes the book suitable for sixth formers planning ahead for university, as well as first-year students. The material is easy to dip in and out of and addresses all of the major issues they’ll experience as a new student. It is written from a non-judgemental perspective and features extensive contributions from students talking about their own experiences, the things they learned, and the things they’d wished they’d known.


Stay happy: Prioritising your studies, social life and everything in between – all while looking after yourself – can sometimes mean your levels of happiness are overlooked. Written by Clinical Psychologist Lauren Callaghan, this guide will help you to stay happy and harness useful mood-boosting tools so that you can successfully navigate your way through the unique pressures and opportunities that student life brings.

Complemented by insights from real students, this book is easy to read, convenient to carry, and a valuable toolkit for sustained confidence and wellbeing.



Mind your head: We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorder.




Quiet the Mind: In a world where finding even ten minutes to ‘do nothing’, the benefits of meditation can be profound. Meditation is simply a way of giving our brains a well-deserved break and can actually help our brains to function healthily and happily. This beautifully illustrated guide is an inspiring and practical book that shows you how to meditate without the need for uncomfortable lotus position or prayer beads. With his typical gentle and insightful humour, Matthew’s guide to meditation will enable you to feel more present, more youthful, have more energy, greater concentration, improve your mood and sleep.


Feel the fear and do it anyway: What are you afraid of? Public speaking; asserting yourself; making decisions; being alone; intimacy; changing jobs; interviews; going back to school; ageing; ill health; driving; dating; ending a relationship; losing a loved one; becoming a parent; leaving home, failure, believing in yourself…

Internationally renowned author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives with her simple but profound advice. Whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want – so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis, depression and indecision to one of power, energy, enthusiasm and action. An empowering and life-affirming book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway will help you triumph over your fears and move forward with your life.


Overcome social anxiety and shyness: Overcome Social Anxiety and Shyness is an effective, practical, science-based, self-help workbook with a clear step-by-step action plan to overcome social anxiety and shyness – based on the successful anxiety workshops of Dr Matt Lewis.

Maybe, you’ve only recently started to struggle with social anxiety or shyness, or have lived with it for a very long time. This may be the first time you’ve looked for help, or you may have tried different methods to manage your social anxiety or shyness before and remained stuck, or after some initial improvement, you found yourself bogged down with the same anxious thoughts and feelings. The book contains practical exercises in a workbook format, access to audio exercises and online resources, and an end of a book project to help put all the learned skills into real-life practice. The principles and practices you will learn in the book go beyond managing social anxiety and shyness. They will also help you to become unstuck, build confidence and really live.



Good vibes, good life: Vex overcame adversity to become a source of hope for thousands of young people, and now draws from his personal experience and his intuitive wisdom to inspire you to:

– practise self-care, overcome toxic energy and prioritise your wellbeing
– cultivate positive lifestyle habits, including mindfulness and meditation
– change your beliefs to invite great opportunities into your life
– manifest your goals using tried-and-tested techniques
– overcome fear and flow with the Universe
– find your higher purpose and become a shining light for others

With additional messages and brand new illustrations, this new gift edition of Good Vibes, Good Life will empower and inspire you to change the way you feel, think, speak, act and live your life.

Declutter your mind: Feel overwhelmed by your thoughts? Struggling with anxiety about your daily tasks? Or do you want to stop worrying about life? We all experience the occasional negative thought. But if you always feel overwhelmed, then you need to closely examine how these thoughts are negatively impacting your lifestyle.

The solution is to practice specific mindfulness techniques that create more “space” in your mind to enjoy inner peace and happiness. With these habits, you’ll have the clarity to prioritize what’s most important in your life, what no longer serves your goals, and how you want to live on a daily basis. And that’s what you’ll learn in Declutter Your Mind.


Master your emotions: Do you have a bias toward the negative?

Understanding how negative feelings and emotions work is the first step. Then we must learn how to reprogram those emotions and turn them around. A happier life is possible if you follow the steps. You’ll learn:

  •  31 simple coping strategies
  •  How to make your emotions work FOR you.
  •  A formula to reprogram your mind
  •   A free downloadable workbook, and much, much more!

The author was an introvert whose shyness kept him from getting the results in life he wanted. When he decided to devote his life to betterment, everything changed. This is his story and how he found joy.

Stop anxiety now: Are you looking to master different techniques that will make your stress, nervousness, and anxiety go away? After finishing reading, you will gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to get a hold of your mood and behaviour, and master the important techniques that will stop your anxiety and nervousness for good! If you feel like you have an anxiety disorder and it is affecting your day to day activities too much, then you should just stop, take a step back, and reflect upon yourself. With an amazing guide like this one, you will see deep in your mind and turn off negative and toxic thoughts!

It is ok to become scared, nervous, overwhelmed, or even physically ill due to the heightened level of stress you are in. We are not programmed or machines so we can’t control our feelings. However, the problem arises when you react incorrectly to all that negative stimulus. Don’t worry about it! You are not the only one who has problems like these, but you can learn about analyzing the situation calmly and correctly, so you can minimize the impact anxiety has on your life!

In this book, Derick Howell teaches you about anxiety facts and teaches useful tools to assist you when you experience anxiety in your life. If you are still wondering whether this is the right book for you, did you know that Derick used to suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and chronic stress just like you? He managed to deal with his issues and now he provides advice to people like you so you can overcome your struggles, increase happiness, and find peace!