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

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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.

What's on this term?

Looking after your mental health at work - sign up now!

University has a big role to play in preparing you to thrive in the future. This workshop aims to give you knowledge and confidence to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing when you move into work.

In this 2 hour session, you will learn about how to look after your wellbeing and mental health at work, ways to manage your mental health as a new graduate, and your employers’ responsibilities.

The course and accompanying resources will cover:

  • What mental health and wellbeing are
  • How work and mental health impact each other
  • How to stay well at work
  • How to look after yourself while looking for work
  • Managing uncertainty
  • Finding support
  • Mental health at work and the law.

Who is this course for?

This course is for any undergraduate student who would like to learn more about the importance of workplace wellbeing and how to look after their mental health when they start work. It may be particularly useful for students who are thinking about their career choices, moving into a placement year, or who currently have a job. It is open to any student who would benefit but is particularly focussed on final year students.

The course isn’t suitable for people who might be experiencing high levels of distress and is not designed to give specific support to individuals.


Currently sessions are designed to be delivered online via a video conference platform. When the current COVID -19 situation allows we will be opening up options for delivery face to face as well.

All online session are to be delivered by an experienced mental health trainer and a co-host.

Resources and information

After the session, attendees will be signposted to further information to support them and to Mind’s extensive resources on workplace wellbeing.

11 May, 10am - sign up

19 May, 2pm - 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

Wellbeing essentials for students

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.

Workshops ran in Michaelmas and Lent terms - details of any additional sessions will be posted here.

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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I learned that it's okay not to be okay and it's okay to put myself first