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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 course for Bath students feeling down or despondent.

In five online sessions spread over several weeks, 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 that'll help you lift your mood now – and build your 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 MS Teams. To take part, 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 try out the suggested exercises and techniques.

Who is it for?

The course is for you if you're experiencing mild-to-moderate low mood and/or 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 in crisis or at serious risk. If that might apply to you, we encourage you to request an initial consultation with the Wellbeing Service.

What participants say

  • "Taught me transformational techniques to boost my daily motivation & mood"
  • "It was fun and made me feel connected to everyone"
  • "This course made me realise that the power to change my situation lies within me"


  • Wednesday 28 April, 10.15-11.45am
  • Wednesday 5 May, 10.15-11.45am
  • Wednesday 12 May, 10.15-11.45am
  • Wednesday 26 May, 10.15-11.45am
  • Wednesday 9 June, 10.15-11.45am

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Use the link below to request a place. We'll contact you to arrange a short call to check the course is a good fit for you.

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