Wellbeing Workshops

Weekly Mindfulness Sessions for Students

We all have mental health which needs care and attention even when things are going well and taking care of it becomes even more important in difficult circumstances. Mindfulness promotes kindness and compassion towards our own self and can be weaved in to aspects of our daily lives.

Running from Wednesday 14 April 2021 until Wednesday 14 July 2021 (excluding Wednesday 26 May) for 1 hour between 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

The sessions are interactive. This means that we will do an exercise and you will be invited to give feedback on your experience of that exercise. You do not have to do this, but it does form an important part of how we learn through that discussion. You may also feel more comfortable giving the feedback through the ‘chat’ option.

These will be held via Microsoft Teams. You will need to book on as they will be held by meeting invite. Please email CRecep@uclan.ac.uk and put ‘Mindfulness’ in the subject box. I will then add you to the meeting series and you will receive an invitation which will allow you to join any of the meetings that you wish.

Microsoft Teams is a free chat, video calling and collaboration platform. Teams supports the delivery of video or telephone appointments, to support the Public Health England social distancing advice. You can get Microsoft Teams on all your devices. They have desktop apps for Windows, MacOS, and Linux, as well as mobile apps for iOS and Android.

This is not a closed group, and is open to UCLan students. Due to it being held as a meeting on Teams, please be aware that others will be able to see your user profile. You may also choose to have your camera on or off.

What is Mindfulness?

  • Mindfulness is about paying attention to the here and now by using what we can hear and see, or feel, in the world around us. It is about being curious about our experiences and our responses to them.
  • The sessions will involve short practices and exploration of these.
  • Here are a couple of links to Youtube videos to help explain a little more about Mindfulness.

Sessions are facilitated by Stuart, a member of the University counselling team. If you have any questions please email Crecep@uclan.ac.uk and put Mindfulness in the subject line and Stuart will try to answer those.

Well@UCLan Workshops

UCLan students can benefit from attending online Well@UCLan workshops. At the workshops, you can learn tips and techniques to look after your wellbeing whilst studying, and get the most out of your time at UCLan. Learn about the 5 ways to wellbeing that can help us all to get the most from life, how to manage academic stress, improve your sleep and much more.

Workshop Name

April - May Dates

Time: 5pm - 6pm

 5 Ways to Wellbeing –
The 5 simple actions you can make to improve your wellbeing
Tuesday 13 April
Register here
 Stress Less –
Tips for managing academic stress and overcoming procrastination
Tuesday 20 April
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 Overcome Anxiety –
Tips for managing and reducing anxiety
Tuesday 27 April
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 Improve your Mood –
Tips for overcoming feelings of low mood and depression
Tuesday 4 May
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 Building your Confidence –
Tips for improving confidence, self-esteem and communication
Tuesday 11 May
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 Sleep Well –
Tips to get a better nights sleep
Tuesday 18 May
Register here


*Please note you should use your current Preston residency when completing the Lancashire Adult Learning enrolment form.
Please note that spaces on the workshops are limited, and only book on if you are able to attend on that date. If you do not receive an email with details about the session you have booked beforehand, please check your junk emails.

Free Arts Wellbeing Classes

The Living City project, a partnership between Mandala Yoga & Wellbeing and They Eat Culture, are delighted to have funding to offer a series of free online arts workshops for anyone in PR postcodes.

They have specific sessions for New Mums, those with Anxiety and Carers, as well as sessions that are open to all, such as Gratitude Journaling and Creative Illustrations and Mindful Drawing.

Anyone can book onto the programme themselves. To find out more and to book onto a workshop, please visit https://the-living-city.org/art-workshop-booking/  selecting the ‘join for free’ option.


Mental Health Virtual Workshops

3 Virtual workshops are available:

Wellbeing Essentials (up to 2 hours)

Covers the basics of mental health and wellbeing including stress and loneliness

Tools & Techniques (x4 2 hour workshops and elearning)

Includes attention training, habit forming and improving performance

Looking after your wellbeing at work (up to 2 hours)

Focuses on Wellness Action Plans, boundaries in the workplace and managing your mental health at work

Register today to book your place on one or more of the workshops.
Visit the link below to access our web page where you can register, find out more info and get in touch:

Email Paula at paulamay@lancashiremind.org.uk with any questions

Please note - The MIND workshops are a preventative resource and not for students to access any kind of therapy/counselling. The sessions are run remotely via Webex. Students with higher level mental health and wellbeing needs should continue to refer into UCLan wellbeing.