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The Wellbeing Essentials for Students workshops for 2020/21 have now concluded.


We all have mental health and managing mental health and wellbeing is a key part of thriving at university. Mind has created this interactive workshop, and accompanying resources, to provide students with knowledge and skills around managing their mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to help students take a proactive approach to looking after their mental health and to ensure they know where to find the right support if they need it.

During the 2 hour session we work with a small group of around 10-15 students to explore what mental health is, how to work with the 5 ways to wellbeing to support ourselves, where to find support from within and outside university, and how to have conversations about mental health. The session will allow space for discussion on these topics, provide opportunities for students to benefit from peer support and to interact with the mental health trainer.

90% of students who completed the workshop last year said they came away with a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing

The workshop will cover:

  • What mental health and wellbeing are
  • The five ways to wellbeing – five evidenced-based actions designed to improve personal wellbeing
  • Connecting with other students
  • Ways to support others and finding support for yourself
  • Managing Stress
  • Signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Wellness Action Plans

Who is this course for?

This course is for any undergraduate student who would like to learn more about mental health or looking after their wellbeing. It is directed at students who are early on in their student journey but it is open to all undergraduates who would benefit from it.

The session 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 conference platform.

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


Resources and information

After the workshop, attendees will be given access to an online resource hub specifically for students at university. The hub includes information on different mental health problems, commonly asked questions about mental health, suicide awareness, and how different identity groups can find appropriate support.


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.