Workshops and groups

 

Disruption due to restricted campus opening

Due to the current restricted opening of the University campus in response to COVID-19, access to  Student Wellbeing Service workshops and groups is temporarily suspended. For up-to-date information on what is currently available, please visit our temporary Wellbeing page.

Workshops and groups are both excellent options for developing your mental health and wellbeing. Although neither will present you with an instant or overnight solution, both options do allow you to learn from other participants about their coping strategies, and help you find your own strong methods to improve your overall mental wellbeing.

Workshops

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of workshops to help you explore some relatively common issues, understand how they affect you, and think about strategies for managing them throughout your time as a student. These one-off sessions are open to any student and cover a broad range of subjects - whether you’re struggling to settle in to life at university or you’re experiencing specific challenges and concerns, there’s a workshop that can help support you.

Workshops are run by one of our friendly psychological practitioners, and will offer you the opportunity to discuss issues as a group and to help support one another with your specific challenges. It isn’t a formal presentation, but you will receive input and advice from your psychological practitioner, as well as some relevant handout materials.

Groups

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of group support sessions that run as a series over several weeks. All groups are run by experienced counsellors or wellbeing practitioners, and will help you explore the serious challenges you’re facing, understand how they affect you, and think about strategies for managing them throughout your time as a student.

Much like the workshops, our groups will offer you the opportunity to discuss issues with other students and to help support one another with your challenges. You’ll receive input and advice from your group facilitator, as well as some relevant handout materials.

If you decide to make use of our group support, it’s really important to commit to all of the sessions so you can make sure you’re getting the most out of the group you can. The groups are always entirely confidential, and you’ll never be forced to speak, disclose or take any specific actions – they’re all about helping you manage and overcome the specific challenges you’re facing with the help and support of your peers.

Please note that all of our groups will require a pre-assessment meeting with one of the group leaders in order to ensure that the group is suitable for you.

Accessibility requirements

If there is anything we can do to facilitate your attendance at a workshop or group, please let us know at the time of booking.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about any of the workshops or groups that we run, please email cw-workshops@contacts.bham.ac.uk or call 0121 414 5130.

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