Workshops and groups

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.

There will be no workshops running during the 2019-20 Spring Term. Please check back during the Easter vacation for details of any workshops on offer for the 2019-20 Summer Term.

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.

Rape or Sexual Assault (ROSA) support group

ROSA is a support group for students who have experienced rape or sexual assault, which aims to help you develop your coping skills so that you can recover from your experience and pick up your life here at university. You will have the opportunity to talk together about how you are coping and develop some skills through giving and receiving support from each other. 

Please make sure that you're available for all of the 6 sessions before you decide to register for the group.

ROSA support group: Spring Term 2019-20
Dates Time Location Booking
10 February – 16 March 2020 Mondays: 13:00 – 14:45 Beale Room (R7 on the Edgbaston Campus Map) Open

Please note that this group may not be suitable if you have been assaulted in the last month or sexually abused in childhood. However, there are a wide range of other support options available to help you during this period. Please register for personalised support or attend a check-in service appointment to see how we can support you further.

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.

Contct 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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