Art as Therapy
This workshop will give you space to explore how you can experiment with paints, pastels, crayons, pencils and pens to express yourself.
There is no expectation that you will have any experience of art and there is no right or wrong way to go about it.
Breathe Here Now drop-in Open to staff and students
This is a lunchtime drop-in meditation session to help you switch off and unwind.
No previous experience is necessary.
Changes and Challenges
We all face challenging situations from time to time.
Increasing your capacity to deal with adversity will help you at university and beyond.
This workshop is designed to build on your existing resources and look at strategies for boosting your resilience.
Dance as Therapy
A workshop using simple dance and movement to help you to de-stress.
No steps or techniques to learn and you can’t get it wrong.
Depression and Low Mood
Practical tips and strategies for managing the effects of low mood and depression on studying, socialising and all aspects of your everyday life.
This is a 2-part workshop and participants are expected to attend both sessions.
Everyday Mindfulness (6-week programme) Open to staff and students
Practising Mindfulness can be helpful if you tend to worry a lot about the future or find it hard to let go of situations once they have passed.
To get the most from this programme we recommend attending all six sessions.
Film as Therapy
Do you watch the same film again and again?
Do you turn to certain films when you feel a certain way?
This workshop will explore how films can be therapeutic.
Get Ready for Exams and Revision
By popular demand we are running a series of workshops to help you de-stress and improve your wellbeing in the run-up to exams.
Please see website for further details of this new programme.
Having a Healthier Relationship with Food
If you have ever wondered about how the way you feel about yourself might be connected with what you eat, this workshop could be for you.
This session will be jointly facilitated with a practitioner from First Steps (EDISS).
Improve your Self-Esteem
Are you self-critical?
Do you constantly compare yourself with others?
Does a lack of self-confidence stop you making the most of your time here?
Come along to gain a new perspective on the way you see yourself. Please note that participants are expected to attend both sessions.
Living with Dyslexia
Dyslexia support generally focuses on academic difficulties.
This workshop will consider the bigger picture.
We will look at how your dyslexia impacts your everyday life and then identify your dyslexic strengths and consider how you might apply this knowledge in a range of situations.
Music as Therapy (Drumming)
Playing drums and percussion can help you release stress and anxiety, allowing the music to speak on your behalf whilst having fun.
No experience necessary and all equipment will be provided.
Nature as Therapy
In these workshops you will be encouraged to explore the campus and to be curious about how the environment can support your sense of well-being and manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.
Perfectionism and Procrastination
Do you set yourself unrealistic and unachievable standards?
Do you delay starting tasks?
Does this impact your academic progress and general wellbeing?
This workshop will help you to understand and tackle these issues.
If a lack of sleep is stopping you from getting the most out of student life, come along to this workshop to find out how you could change this.
We can’t promise a quick fix, but hopefully with planning and commitment you will see significant improvements.
Do you worry about meeting new people?
Does anxiety about how others see you make you avoid certain situations or interfere with socialising or work?
Try this workshop to find out what steps you could take to manage these issues.
These workshops offer practical tips and new ways of thinking to help you cope with stress. You can attend a single workshop or come back for more.
Transitions: New Start, New Semester, Going onto Placement
Starting University or a new placement can be challenging as well as exciting.
This workshop will offer you a chance to think about what you would like to get out of your time here at University.
Writing as therapy
Writing can help us to make sense of our inner world.
This workshop will offer a space to experiment and explore how we can write to help ourselves.