Here you'll find resources to support your health and wellbeing throughout dental school, from stress management to mental health tools. You'll also find access to a free, confidential helpline and virtual library from Health Assured for DDU members.

Student members can contact the DDU helpline for support at any time on 0800 374 626.

Health and wellbeing e-learning

Health and wellbeing e-learning

If left unchecked, stress and anxiety can build up and impact your health. This short course will look at ways to cope with stressful situations, manage anxiety, and offers self-help resources.

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Free helpline

Free helpline

Get free confidential advice, support and information from Health Assured about any issue that’s causing you sleepless nights, from finances and looming exams to family and relationships.

Log in to get the contact details, access codes and passwords.

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Wellbeing portal

Wellbeing portal

Access a virtual library of self-help articles, guides and a calendar of activity from Health Assured. You'll also find webinars on coping with bereavement, social media, mental health and much more.

Log in to get the contact details, access codes and passwords.

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National resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship dedicated to the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics.

BDA Benevolent Fund

Emotional and financial support to dental students, dentists and their dependants in the UK.


A volunteer-run helpline offering emotional first aid for dental professionals and dental students in distress.

Citizens Advice

Provides advice on areas like money, student accommodation, education and health. You can use the national service or visit your local branch.


A mental health charity in England and Wales with a dedicated section for students on its website.

Narcotics Anonymous

A website for the non-profit fellowship or society to help people with drug addiction problems.

Nightline Association

Out-of-hours listening and information services for students.


A charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Open 24 hours a day and available online.

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Scotland's national mental health charity, with advice and resources on looking after yourself, suicide prevention, workplace wellbeing and more.

Student Minds

A national student mental health charity, which runs Student Space online resource hub.

Think Positive

Funded by the Scottish government, a collaboration project between the student’s association and college/university.

Wellbeing support for the dental team

Resource open to students and other members of the dental team.

Your GP

It's important to register with a GP if you’re living away from home, especially if you think your health is beginning to affect your performance. 

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