Counselling Workshops and Courses

Counselling and Mental Health offer a variety of courses and workshops that run at various times of the year and can help with stress, anxiety and other issues.

Drop the Struggle Workshop

A free workshop series for doctoral students who may be struggling to stay motivated and focused.


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The workshops are intended to:

  • introduce new ways to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings
  • develop mindfulness skills
  • learn more about who you are and what’s important to you
  • connect with others and share experiences
  • increase your sense of wellbeing and resilience

The workshops are running on Wednesday 10 July and Mondays 15 and 22 July from 1pm to 4pm. Participants are required to attend all three parts of the course.

Managing Procrastination workshop

A free workshop for doctoral students that introduces Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT) and other techniques to help overcome procrastination.


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Topics covered include:

  • understanding what procrastination is
  • learning different techniques to schedule in activities
  • how to overcome practical difficulties that might get in the way

The workshop is taking place on Monday 29 July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Mindfulness courses

We offer two free courses - Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction that run a number of times over the academic year.


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Introduction to Mindfulness promotes taking control of your wellbeing and happiness in a practical and proven way by rediscovering an authentic enjoyment of your life. It is suitable for any student who wants to explore mindfulness and learn some useful techniques.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction uses a combination of meditation, body awareness and teachings on stress to diminish the tendency of the mind to rule us through impulse and habits. It teaches us to make choices that are more conscious and less reactive, becoming more understanding and responsive in our relationships with others and calmer.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is being run for postgraduate students every Tuesday from 30 July 2019 to 17 September 2019 from 4pm to 6pm plus a retreat day on Saturday 7 September from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Please note that as this is a progressive course full attendance is expected.

Coping with Low Mood and Depression Course

This free course introduces Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT) and techniques to manage low mood.


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The course will look at the nature of low mood and depression and demonstrate different methods of dealing with these difficult emotions.

Further details will be available when the course is available to book.


Sleep workshop

This free workshop aims to help you understand your sleep difficulties and provide you with techniques which can help you to cope with poor sleep.


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If you are having problems with sleeping (not sleeping enough / disrupted sleep / early morning waking) then this workshop is for you.

Further details will be available when the workshop is available to book.


Worry Management workshop

A free workshop that aims to help you understand worry and introduces cognitive behavioural theory as a method of effectively managing it.


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Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • what is worry?
  • introduction to two types of worry
  • worry time
  • problem solving for practical worries

Further details will be available when the workshop is available to book.

Contact us

Please email us with any queries.