Mentally Healthy Universities

Undergraduate mental health and wellbeing programme

It's very much a 'you're not alone' type feeling you get from the workshop, which as a first-year student, is perfect.

Remi, student


Knowing how to look after your mental health and wellbeing is an important part of university life. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Mind, the leading mental health charity, to pilot their new Mentally Healthy Universities programme.

The programme offers two new workshops and one short four-part course designed specifically for undergraduates, all delivered by experienced mental health trainers.

All of the sessions create spaces for students to discuss and learn about mental health with peers, share experiences and knowledge, and break down stigma.

Sessions have been specially designed to run both online and face-to-face. At the moment only online sessions are available but we hope to be able to offer face-to-face sessions later in the year.

Wellbeing essentials for students - sign up now!

A 2-hour interactive workshop and online resource hub, for any undergraduate student who wants to know more about managing their wellbeing through university. Workshops run on various dates throughout Michaelmas Term, starting on 21 September.

  • One session 
  • Two hours
  • 10-15 students per workshop

Managing mental health and wellbeing is a key part of thriving at university. This workshop is for all undergraduate students and explores what mental health is, how wellbeing can support mental health, where to find support and how to talk to others about mental health. After attending, students will be given access to a curated resource hub with additional tools and information. Over 85% of students across the Mind pilot last year said they had a better understanding of mental health problems and wellbeing as a result.  

Click the button below to search for a workshop at a time that suits you and book your place now via the Training and Development system.

Sign up now!

Sessions are open to any undergraduate student. You don't need any prior knowledge of experience to sign up.

Tools and techniques for student mental health: sign up now!

A short course delivered weekly, involving four 2-hour workshops and four 30-minute online modules, for any undergraduate student who wants to explore practical ways to look after their mental health.

  • Four 2-hour interactive workshops over four weeks 
  • 30 mins independent online learning between sessions
  • 10-15 students per course

This four-part course will introduce you to different tools and techniques that you and your friends can use to look after yourselves and stay mentally healthy during your studies.

Each week you will complete 30 minutes of online learning and then take part in a 2-hour workshop with around 10-15 other students and a mental health trainer. Each week will focus on a different topic:

  • Week one: It matters what you focus on – attention training
  • Week two: Habits and dwelling – how to change them
  • Week three: Dealing with difficult emotions – keeping your balance
  • Week four: Transforming worries and improving performance

90% of students who completed the course across the Mind pilot last year said they felt more confident looking after their mental health and 100% said they would recommend it to a friend.

Click the button below to search for a workshop at a time that suits you and book your place now via the Training and Development system.

Sign up now!


... This course really made me realise that everyone seems to have some stress in their lives, and it's not because I'm not strong enough.

Max, student

Coming soon: Looking after your mental health at work

A 2-hour interactive workshop for any undergraduate student preparing for the transition into the workplace, whether into a graduate job or a placement year. Keep an eye out on the Student Hub and in Student News for more information!

Are the workshops right for me?

The Mentally Healthy Universities Programme aims to prevent poor mental health and wellbeing by helping you to look after yourself during your studies and into the workplace, and to know what support is available should you need it. The sessions are not a replacement for 1-1 support. If you are already experiencing high levels of distress and you think you might need help, please visit the Student Wellbeing webpages for information on support including counselling, peer support and what to do in an emergency.

Questions? Please contact Project Coordinator Robin at

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