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Architecture & History of Art: Wellbeing

Wellbeing and Library Services

Our aim is to support the whole student, so to compliment your studies and research, we also have collections, resources and events to support your wellbeing, help you learn a new skill and make the most of your time at Cambridge.

Wellbeing books

We are currently upgrading our collection of books to support your physical and mental wellbeing, that offer self-help for issues such as anxiety, stress and worry and that examine the issues around equality and diversity. Please look for books on wellbeing near the entrance to the Basement Level (on the window sill).

There is also a curated collection of ebooks on the topic of wellbeing which members of the University can access with a Raven username and password.


We have a range of borrowable DVDs in the History of Architecture Room, so you can enjoy a relaxing movie night.

Events and activities

We carry out recreational events and activities for our library users - please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions.

Soundtracks for Students

The Technology Libraries have curated a series of music playlists which you also might find useful to use as study aids. From cool synth or classical to uplifting pop or summer jazz, we hope there'll be a soundtrack for you.


If you know a good book that's helped you, or have an idea about how we can build these collections, please let us know.

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Learning and Wellbeing

Learning can be isolating or lonely. Make sure you keep in touch with your peers and friends.

Check the 'Reach Out' quick links for different support and advice available: from academic to financial. The Student Union regularly publishes resources to help you in your studies, such as 'Guide to Getting Through Exams'. The Counselling Service also lists resources that may be of help.

In addition to the links above from the University, take a look at the NHS guide to Mental wellbeing while staying at home. There is also advice from Mind on WellbeingAnxiety UK also has great advice.

You may find the Active Coping April calendar from Action for Happiness useful. Looking to work on your mindfulness and meditation? Headspace is an app and website that helps users learn how to meditate and strengthen their mindfulness techniques. It also has helpful tips and tools for sleep, exercise and mental health.

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