Workshops, Groups & Events

by the Student Wellbeing Service

Being part of a group, sharing and tackling issues with others in a similar situation, can often be a highly effective way to address common difficulties.

What's on offer?

Workshops are one-off sessions, 45 – 60 minutes, with a focus on building psychological wellbeing skills to help you navigate life at LSE. It’s also a chance to meet other people in safe space, and share your experiences and tips. You are welcome to sign up to as many as you like. We offer a mix of online and in-person workshops.

Groups are longer and provide a more in-depth focus on emotional wellbeing in a supportive and confidential environment.  They run over 3 consecutive weeks, and each session is 2 hours (so in total 6 hours). Groups are  “closed” which means that you will be with the same group for the 3 weeks. Groups will either be on-line, or in-person.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via We look forward to seeing you!


Workshops are run throughout the year online and in person. Other workshops can be found on the LSE LIFE courses page.

What's on this term?

Black Joy: Self Esteem, Self Care and Self Compassion

This in-person interactive workshop is for LSE students who identify as Black, and will be facilitated by Yannick Yalipende and Nkasi Stoll, Founders of Black People Talk

Yannick Yalipende 

Yannick is currently pursuing a professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He holds a MSc in Clinical Associate Psychology from University College London, a MSc in Applied Neuropsychology, and a BSc in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol. Yannick has over 9 years of experience working in clinical and community mental health and wellbeing services.

Nkasi Stoll

Nkasi is doing a PhD in Psychological Medicine Research at King’s College London titled: “Mental Health and Wellbeing of Black University Students in the UK”. She holds a MSc in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London and a BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Nottingham. Nkasi has over 10 years of clinical and research experience working in mental health and wellbeing services.

Sign up to book your place!

Thursday, March 30th 2023, 2:00-4:00pm

Stress Less

The workshop will offer an overview and understanding of what stress is, and provide tools to help manage it when it feels too much. Please note we ask for participants to have cameras on throughout.

You’re welcome to sign up for as many as you like but please note there may be some repeat content.

 All workshops are one hour.

In person: Thursday, March 23rd, 2pm

Online: Tuesday, March 28th, 12pm

Goal Setting

Would you like to approach your studies with more stucture? Would you like to develop a work-life strategy with clear goals? Would you like to minimise distractions and the temptation to procrastinate; and instead, study effectively? If so, then this goal setting workshop is for you! 

Come along to this interactive workshop, where you will have the opportunity to set SMART goals to help keep your academics, relationships and wellbeing on track throughout the academic year!

All workshops are 60 minutes.

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Reflective Journaling

Are you finding yourself feeling overwhelmed, worried or anxious? The reflective journaling workshop aims to help you organise your thoughts and make sense of how you are feeling through effective reflective practice.

All workshops are 60 minutes.

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Understanding procrastination

Do you use procrastination as a distraction technique from completing more important things? Would you like to change these behaviours? If so, this interactive workshop aims to help you understand what procrastination is and why we do it. We will look at how you can begin to overcome these habits by identifying what they are and why we use them. Together we will make a personalised action plan to overcome this behaviour. 

All workshops are 60 minutes.

In person: Thursday, March 23rd, 12pm

Sleep Well

Are you struggling to get enough sleep? Would you like to improve your relationship with sleep? This workshop aims to give you a better understanding of what sleep is and how you can improve your relationship with it. Providing you with tips and insights on how you can sleep more effectively.

All workshops are 60 minutes.

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Try mindfulness to reduce stress and improve your concentration (LSE LIFE)

Do you find it sometimes difficult to concentrate, your mind jumping from one thing to another? Maybe you feel tired from dealing with the many distractions modern life throws your way? Or perhaps you just feel a bit stressed out generally with the multiple demands of life at LSE? If so, you’re not alone.

Mindfulness can help us focus on the present moment and give us the resources to better manage the challenges that naturally come our way in life. Over the past 10 years it has grown rapidly in popularity and is now offered in schools, hospitals and organisations as diverse as Google and the UK Houses of Parliament.

This short session has been designed to give you a taster of what it is and how you can practice it. You don’t need any prior experience and you don’t need to do any preparation or reading before coming. If you decide it’s for you, you can come to as many sessions as you like (we are repeating them throughout the term).

Sign up here!

Understanding anxiety in a careers context

This session will be co-delivered by LSE Careers and LSE Student Counselling Service and will address coping strategies designed for students experiencing a level of anxiety that impacts their ability to make applications, pursue the job search process and interview effectively. This session is facilitated by Edith Karinthi-Durnez (LSE Careers Consultant) and Samia Reza-Premjee (LSE Counsellor) 

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Wellbeing in the workplace

In this session we will consider wellbeing in the workplace. We'll think about the transition from university to work, work life balance, and adapting to workplace culture. We'll also discuss how to access support at work too. They'll be a chance to share what concerns you might have, ask plenty of questions and receive tips and advice to help you navigate your move from LSE into the world of work. This session is facilitated by Livi Shaw (LSE Careers Consultant) and Molly New (LSE Wellbeing Adviser).

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2pm

Looking after yourself while you revise for your exams (SWS & LSE LIFE)

It is ok if you are feeling stressed by all your exams. This is a normal feeling at exam time. Come to this talk where we will offer tips for planning your exam period. This includes an introduction to managing time, minimising stress, and creating strategies for your study time. 

Tuesday, March 28th, 2pm

Master's Dissertation: understand writer's block and how to deal with it (SWS & LSE LIFE)

This workshop looks at ways of thinking about the task of writing, with advice and tips to help manage blocks and unhelpful fears. It will include a range of management techniques for dealing with common writing difficulties, such as procrastination and perfectionsim. 

In person: Thursday, June 22nd, 1pm

Online: Friday, June 30th, 1pm


Groups run once a week, for 3 weeks, and offer a space for participants to consider and try out using a range of different techniques that can help you manage yourself whilst at university in a calm shared environment. 

What's on this term?

Loss and Bereavement Group (in person) 

Have you lost someone in the last year or two, or maybe longer ago? Do you find it difficult to talk about this with others as they may not fully understand your experiences or your emotions? Do you feel isolated in your grief, sadness, anger? Maybe you haven’t given yourself the time to grieve or express your emotions regarding the losses you’ve gone through?

This group will provide a safe space to talk and share. We will also look at good self-care, self-compassion, what can help us manage our emotions.

The Loss and Bereavement group will run for 3 consecutive weeks, and we ask that you attend all three sessions.

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Stress Management Group (in person) 

Are you experiencing anxiety, stress or panic attacks? Are you finding it difficult to concentrate? Do you procrastinate? Do you feel you’re not good enough, and find it hard to say ‘no’ to people?

In this group, we will look at new coping strategies, challenge negative thinking patterns and improve self esteem. We will explore how to develop a better your relationship to yourself, adopt a more positive attitude and improve your wellbeing and self-care.

The Stress Management group will run for 3 consecutive weeks and we ask that you attend all three sessions. 

 Check back here for future dates!

Developing Healthier Relationships  (in person)

Are you facing challenges in your relationships with family members, romantic partners, friends or colleagues? Do you feel rather stuck in unhealthy dynamics? Relationships can be hugely rewarding when they are working well, but can become a significant source of stress, hurt or anxiety when things are not going so well.

In this group, participants will be invited to share their ideas and experiences of relationships as we explore various topics such as communication, emotional regulation and dysregulation, relational conflict and repetitive patterns in relationships.

The group will run for 3 consecutive weeks, and we ask that you attend all three sessions.

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NEW: LGBTQ+ Support Group (in-person)


This in-person group is a safe and welcoming space to share experiences and discuss any issues affecting you. It’s co-facilitated by Arya (LSE student and LGBTQ+ part-time officer) and Aviv (Counsellor from the Student Wellbeing Service), both of whom who share the same identity as the theme of the group. If you have any questions about the group, please email or

Everyone is welcome!

2 dates currently available but please check back here for further dates:

In person: Tuesday, March 21st, 1 - 2 pm

In person: Wednesday, March 29th, 3 - 4 pm



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