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Wellbeing Support Workshops

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Find out some hints and tips to look after yourself whilst studying at UCLan. These workshops are held in the Drop-in Zone in the Library on Mondays 5pm - 6pm.
These 1 hour drop in workshops are delivered by Lancashire Adult learning and to build resilience and coping strategies for managing university life.

You may choose to attend the whole programme or select individual sessions.

Programme 2

18 February 2019 5 Ways to Wellbeing
 25 February 2019 Managing Stress
 4 March 2019 Managing Anxiety & Depression
 11 March 2019 Building Confidence & Communication Skills
18 March 2019 Healthy Relationships
25 March 2019 Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
1 April 2019 Managing Anxiety & Depression

Where: Library Drop In Zone
When: W/C 18 February 2018 for 6 weeks on a Monday 5-6pm
Who: Open to all students


Writing for Wellbeing Workshops

These workshops offer students a space where they can find out how to use creative writing and journaling practices to increase wellbeing. Many students use a journal or find they naturally write their feelings down, and want to utilise this resource more fully. Participants are guided through activities, and encouraged to discuss their experiences of them, but there is no obligation to share what they have written. The aim is to stimulate creativity, imagination and reflection through writing in a supported workshop environment, so no experience of creative writing is required. Each 90 minute workshop stands alone, so students can attend as few or as many as they like.

To refer yourself to these workshops, please email

Where: Library drop-in zone
When: Monthly – Last Monday of the month from January to May from 6.00 - 7.30pm
Who: Students who are looking for new ways to express themselves, process thoughts and feelings, or increase self-awareness


SU Support for Activities and Societies

If students would like to engage with activities, clubs, and/or societies run through the Students’ Union but need support with the process of signing up and getting involved, a referral can be made to the Activities Officer, Ben, via a request to: - Ben will then contact the student directly to offer support.


Sport and Wellbeing Programme Activate Your Mind

The aim of this group is to encourage students who might shy away from exercise to explore the positive impact physical activity can have on their mental wellbeing. We aim to offer a range of activities so students can find one they enjoy and might otherwise avoid and develop the confidence to continue with it. Students do not need to be typically sporty to be active.

The group is aimed at students who are experiencing mild-moderate symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, who would like to increase their levels of activity to benefit their mental health and wellbeing. The next run of this programme will be starting in October 2019 and will run for 6 consecutive weeks from 2-4pm. If you are interested in learning more, please email us on


We also run mindfulness drop in sessions from November - May 2019
Find out more about external help and support from the NHS, Minds Matter and other services.

If you require additional support or adjustments, including electronic versions of material in advance, please contact