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Counselling Workshops and Courses

Find out about the free courses and workshops we run to help you manage and overcome mental health difficulties and develop your emotional wellbeing.

Wise Choices

A seven-week course for students struggling to manage painful emotions and high self-criticism.

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Develop a compassionate understanding of your painful emotions and self-defeating behaviours, and learn techniques to enable you to feel more in control of your emotions and choose behaviours that align with your values.

Introduction to Mindfulness

This four-week online course introduces mindfulness skills to help you deal with with stress and anxiety, low mood and other challenges

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  • learn basic mindfulness skills
  • explore how mindfulness can benefit you
  • find ways of integrating mindfulness into your life

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

This eight-week, evidence-based course teaches practical mindfulness skills to help you reduce stress, anxiety, depression and physical pain and deal with the challenges of everyday life.

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Establish a daily mindfulness practice that can help you:

  • cope better with challenges and stressors
  • feel calmer and more confident
  • make conscious choices about how you live your life, including how you relate to others.

Connect More

Overly nervous in social situations? Hate being the centre of attention? This course could help you manage social anxiety and connect more easily with others.

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Over five weekly sessions, we’ll help you deal with some of the discomfort of formal and informal social situations so that you can start to connect more with other people.

Anxiety Aid

Anxiety Aid is a four-week course that will equip you to understand and alleviate anxiety and start making positive changes in your life. It's based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and delivered online via Microsoft Teams.

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  • Identify what makes you feel anxious and what keeps the anxiety going.
  • Discover how your own strengths and capabilities can help you overcome anxiety.
  • Learn new ways to manage stress and reduce worry and anxiety.

How to Have a Good Day

Mired in low mood? Life flat and colourless? This online course from the Counselling & Mental Health team could help you recover your vitality

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  • Start enjoying life again
  • Connect better with others
  • Feel more purposeful
  • Build lasting wellbeing and resilience


Email us to ask about our courses and workshops for better mental health.