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Are you a foundation, first or second year student? Our Wellbeing Champions and Inclusive Practice Partners want to help support your mental health and wellbeing this semester!

From 14 February, they will be running a series of workshops on how to manage the stresses of university life, so you can stay healthy, mentally and physically, and achieve your full potential. The Wellbeing Champions and Inclusive Practice Partners leading the sessions are second or third year University of Brighton students. They will draw on their own experiences to share their top strategies on how to manage your mental health while you study. 

The sessions are designed for foundation, first, and second year students. Each discussion will be based around a central theme. You can sign up below for all 5 sessions, or just the ones that relate to areas of interest for you. 

UOK? Workshop themes

Introduction to good mental health: A discussion based workshop, looking at the pressures we face when starting university and how we can better look after our mental health through them. Share your own strategies, learn from each other and find out where to go for extra support 

Health and Wellbeing: A discussion based workshop exploring how to look after your mental health through everyday lifestyle choices. Physical health, relationships, sleep all impact how we feel. In this workshop we will reflect on current habits and share tips on how to live a more mentally healthy life. 

Social Pressure: Starting University can come with a host of new social challenges and can test our sense of belonging. In this workshop we will explore what it means to belong and discuss feelings of isolation and social anxiety, how it feels and what we can do to support each other through it. 

Financial Pressure: Managing money, often for the first time, can be a shock, and is one of the biggest sources of worry for many of us. In this workshop we will look at budgeting, where to go if you need support or advice, how money impacts our mental health and strategies for staying mentally healthy while looking after your finances. 

Academic Pressure: Most of us will feel stress linked to study, whether it is exams, coursework or pressure about a future career. This has never been more true than when going through a global pandemic. This workshop explores why we feel stress and how we can manage it more effectively. 

Our Wellbeing Champions and IPPs will be running each session twice – once online and once in-person. Check the schedule below and then email to book your place on the individual sessions. Make sure you add the dates to your calendar now, so you don’t forget!

UOK? Online workshop schedule

Time: 3:30 – 5:30pm
Online location: Use code zlynnyq to join the channel.
Booking: Email with the sessions you want to book and join the Teams channel. 

  • Monday 14 February – Introduction to looking after your mental health 
  • Tuesday 15 February – Health and Wellbeing 
  • Wednesday 16 February – Social Pressure 
  • Thursday 17 February – Financial Pressure 
  • Friday 18 February – Academic Pressure 

 NB: To create a safe space where everyone feels free to be open and honest, the sessions will not be recorded. 

UOK? In person workshop schedule

Time: 3:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Moulsecoomb campus
Booking: Email with the sessions you want to book and to receive room location.

  • Wednesday 23 February – Introduction to looking after your mental health
  • Wednesday 2 March – Health and Wellbeing 
  • Wednesday 9 March – Social Pressure 
  • Wednesday 16 March – Financial Pressure 
  • Wednesday 30 March – Academic Pressure 
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Alice Maguire • 27 January 2022

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