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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

How to Have a Good Day is a free online course for Bath students feeling down or despondent.

In four weekly sessions of 90 minutes and a short follow-up a few weeks on, you'll learn new ways to rediscover enjoyment, vitality and purpose.

You’ll be introduced to practical, evidence-based techniques from Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that'll help you lift your mood now – and build your resilience and wellbeing over the long term.

Key topics we cover:

  • Cultivating positive emotions like pleasure, confidence, optimism and gratitude.
  • Pursuing meaningful activity.
  • Building stronger connections with others.
  • Improving physical health to boost your mood.

Sessions take place on Microsoft Teams. To participate, you'll need to be in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.

This is not group therapy; we don’t expect you to disclose your difficulties. But you have to be willing to have a go at the suggested exercises and techniques.

Who is it for?

The course is for undergraduates with mild-to-moderate low mood and who may be experiencing low self-esteem, low motivation and difficulty taking pleasure or interest in activities.

The course is not for those with serious depression or complex mental health problems or those in crisis or at serious risk. If that might apply to you, we encourage you to request an initial consultation with the University’s Wellbeing Service.


  • Wednesday 10th February, 10.30-12 noon
  • Wednesday 17th February, 10.30-12 noon
  • Wednesday 24th February, 10.30-12 noon
  • Wednesday 3rd March, 10.30-12 noon
  • Plus follow-up session about four weeks on.

Request a place

Email us using the link below to request a place. We'll be in touch to set up a short one-to-one call with you to make sure the course is a good fit.

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