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 – 90 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 People Talk: Racial Trauma and Joy

Black People Talk create and nurture safe spaces for brave conversations about Black mental health. We welcome all LSE students who identify as Black to join in.

In person: Thursday, 12th October, 2pm

BLACK JOY: Self esteem, Self care, and Self compassion

Black People Talk create and nurture safe spaces for brave conversations about Black mental health. We welcome all LSE students who identify as Black to join in.

In person: Friday, 24th November, 2pm

Do something about 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 from the Student Wellbeing Service 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.

Workshops are 60 minutes.

In person: Tuesday, 31st October, 3pm 

Get self care into your daily routine: reflective journaling

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

All workshops are one hour

 Online: Wednesday, October 11th, 12pm

 Online: Friday, November 17th, 12pm

 Online: Wednesday, December 13th, 12pm

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!

Stay on track: how you can set clear goals and stick to them

Do you find it hard to stick to your goals? Do you start for a couple of days or weeks and then give up? Would you like to minimise distractions and the temptation to procrastinate; and instead, plan effectively? If so, come along to this practical workshop from the Student Wellbeing Service, where you can be equipped with the right tools to help you stay on track with your ac

Workshops are 75 minutes.

 Online: Monday, November 6th, 12pm

 In person: Thursday, November 30th, 12pm

Get self care into your daily routine: mindfulness

This mindfulness and self-care workshop from the Student Wellbeing Service aims to provide you with a space to take a moment and engage in activities to support your wellbeing. The workshop will provide an opportunity to think about how to adopt self-care in your daily routine through tools and practical tips to decompress, refocus and relax

Workshops are one hour.

 In person: Wednesday, October 25th, 12pm

 In person: Wednesday, November 15th, 12pm

 In person: Wednesday, December 6th, 12pm

Breathe your stress and anxiety away

This workshop from the Student Wellbeing Service introduces some breathing techniques that could help in moments of unwelcome stress and anxiety.

Workshops are one hour.

In person: Tuesday, October 17th, 12pm

Sleep better: Why sleep matters and how to improve it

Are you struggling to get enough sleep? Would you like to improve your relationship with sleep? This workshop from the Student Wellbeing Service 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.

 In person: Friday, October 13th, 12pm


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 Summer?

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.

In Person: Thursday, November 9th, 2:30pm

In Person: Thursday, November 16th, 2:30pm

In Person: Thursday, November 23rd, 2:30pm

Stress Management Group (Online)

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. 

Online: Wednesday, November 8th, 10:30am

Online: Wednesday, November 15th, 10:30am

Online: Wednesday, November 22nd, 10:30am

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.

In Person: Tuesday, Novemeber 14th, 2pm

In Person: Tuesday, November 21st, 2pm

In Person: Tuesday, November 28th, 2pm

Self Esteem Group (In Person)

Do you doubt and criticize yourself a lot? Do you compare yourself to others and feel you’re not good enough? Do you find it social situations difficult? In this group we will look at ways to improve self esteem, become more assertive, and challenge self-critical thinking. We will look at ways of developing a positive self-concept, explore ways of having a better relationship with yourself, including self-care and relaxation techniques.

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

In Person: Thursday, October 26th, 2:15pm

In Person: Thursday, November 9th, 2:15pm

In Person: Thursday, November 23rd, 2:15pm 

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 the Student Counselling Service and LSE Students Union.

Everyone is welcome!

In Person: Tuesday, October 10th, 1pm

In Person: Tuesday, October 24th, 1pm

In Person: Tuesday, November 7th, 1pm

In Person: Tuesday, November 21st, 1pm

In Person: Tuesday, December 5th, 1pm

In Person: Tuesday, December 19th, 1pm



Craft & Connect

Starting University can be intense! Take some time out to personalise a tote bag, unleash your imagination and connect with your peers.

Date: Monday September 18th

Location: Welcome Marquee (CBG Plaza)

Time: 10am-12pm

Tranquil Terrariums

Did you know that plants can help reduce stress levels, boost our moods, and clean the air around us by removing toxins? SWS are inviting students to come along to our Tranquil Terrarium event where you can connect with peers, learn a new skill, and make your own terrarium!

Date: Monday September 25th

Location: Welcome Marquee (CBG Plaza)

Time: 10am-1pm

A Good Yarn

There is growing evidence that knitting and other crafts have significant psychological benefits. A good example is the Olympic medallist Tom Daley who often knits between dives to relieve stress. Why not come along to a drop-in our “A Good Yarn” Knitting Session?  All levels of experience welcome, including complete beginners. We will provide knitting materials and instruction. We’re not teaching crochet at this session, but if you would like to bring along a crochet project including hook and yarn, please join us!

Date: Thursday, October 5th

Location: SAL B.07

Time: 2- 4pm


Got an idea for a workshop?

We are always keen to hear suggestions from students about what might be useful - just email us on

Contact us


Telephone +44 (0) 20 7852 3627


Student Counselling Service, 4th Floor, Pethick-Lawrence House (PEL), Clements Inn, London, WC2A 2AZ

(Please use the Fawcett House entrance and take the lift to the 4th Floor. Turn right when you exit the lift and you’ll see our department.)

Service opening hours 9.00am-5.00pm, Reception opening hours 9.30am-4.30pm