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Positive mental training

Feeling Good app, for a positive mind

Our Counselling and Wellbeing team are here to offer advice and support during your time at ARU, but we understand there might be times when you don’t feel ready to talk and want to work on your wellbeing alone.

As well as our counsellors, mental health advisers and wellbeing advisers, you also have free access to the Feeling Good app.

What is the Feeling Good app?

Designed to help you build resilience and develop positive feelings, the Feeling Good app offers positive mental training audio programmes that you can complete anytime, anywhere.

The programme is trusted by doctors and nurses in the NHS and aims to lift your mood, help you sleep better and help you recover from stress, anxiety and depression.

The app is based on Olympic sports psychology and incorporates breathing techniques, positive reappraisal and visualisation techniques that you complete alongside specifically developed audio tracks.

Download the Feeling Good app

Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store

Logging in

If you're an ARU student, you can find details of how to log in to Feeling Good on My ARU: Digital wellbeing support.


More ways to look after yourself


What support is right for you? Calculate your wellbeing score and use it to get the right support.

Calculate your wellbeing score

6 Ways to Wellbeing

Follow the 6 Ways to Wellbeing and spend some positive time focusing on yourself.

Follow the 6 Ways to Wellbeing

Wellbeing workshops

Don’t wait until you’re experiencing hard times to come to our workshops. Come along now and understand how to manage your thoughts and feeling and succeed in your studies.

Find a wellbeing workshop for you


Silvercloud is an online program to help you understand your experiences and improve your wellbeing.

See how Silvercloud can help you

Want to talk to someone?

The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all students at ARU and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Cambridge: 01223 698276
Chelmsford: 01245 684271
Monday to Thursday: 9am–5pm
Friday: 9am–4.30pm

Need emergency help?

If you need emergency help, please take action straight away. If you’re worried about your safety, call 999 or take yourself to A&E.

Emergency help and crisis support