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The Looking After Your Mental Health at Work workshops for 2020/21 have now concluded.


University has a big role to play in preparing students to thrive in the future. This workshop aims to give students knowledge and confidence to help them manage their mental health and wellbeing when they move into work.

During the 2 hour session students will learn about how to look after their wellbeing and mental health at work, ways to manage their mental health as a new graduate, and their employers’ responsibilities.

The course and accompanying resources will cover:

  • What mental health and wellbeing are
  • The five ways to wellbeing
  • How work might affect your mental health and wellbeing
  • Managing poor mental health and wellbeing at work
  • Your rights and your employer’s responsibilities
  • Using Wellness Action Plans in the workplace

Who is this course for?

This course is for any undergraduate or postgraduate student who would like to learn more about the importance of workplace wellbeing and how to look after their mental health when they start work. It may be particularly useful for students who are thinking about their career choices, moving into a placement year, or who currently have a job. It is open to any student who would benefit but is particularly focussed on final year students.

The course isn’t suitable for people who might be experiencing high levels of distress and is not designed to give specific support to individuals.


Delivery

Sessions are designed to be delivered online via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

All online session are to be delivered by an experienced mental health trainer and a co-host.


Resources and information

After the session, attendees will be signposted to further information to support them and to Mind’s extensive resources on workplace wellbeing.


Please note: this workshop is designed to help you to manage and improve your general mental health and wellbeing. It is not designed to support those who need medical support for a specific health condition, or who are experiencing a mental health crisis. In these circumstances, you can contact:

If you are a Clinical Medicine student, are already experiencing high levels of distress, and you think you might need help, please go to https://vle.medschl.cam.ac.uk/login/index.php.