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Books, apps, videos, music, & more

Welcome to Shelf Help

These books and films have been chosen by other students, health professionals, and trained librarians to help you overcome experiences, thoughts, and feelings that can be stressful or uncomfortable. Here you will find information, advice, and personal stories that deal with topics such as living with anxiety and depression, to coping with exam stress, to romance and sexuality. If a book is not available online or at your campus library, you can request it by following the link. Requests and reading history are completely confidential.

You can use these books on their own, but Shelf Help often works better with support from trained health professionals, such as a counsellor, therapist, or GP. There’s no need to struggle on your own! You might find it easier to talk things over with a trusted friend, relative, or colleague. And remember that help is always available at Edinburgh Napier University through the contacts below.


Edinburgh Napier University Counselling Team

Edinburgh Napier University Disability and Inclusion Team

Breathing Space

9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

6pm-2am, Mon-Thurs

24hrs, Fri-Sun

0131 455 2459


0800 83 85 87


Online Support - Togetherall and SilverCloud

Additional Crisis Contacts