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What's On

Here is where you will find all of our live workshops and recorded videos. 

Our workshops are currently for students only and if you are a staff member please head over to the HR website to find wellbeing-related events.  

If you would prefer individual support please complete our Wellbeing Referral Form.

 

Workshops

How to develop Confidence in Social Situations

Our practitioner Nicky Croft ran the How to develop Confidence in Social Situations Workshop and we’ve recorded this and provided relevant extracts for you to watch.

The video is split into chapters so feel free to skip to the relevant chapters for you.

You can watch our video below to learn more about developing confidence and social anxiety.

https://youtu.be/DYrXsXcfZNA 

Call it a Night (Sleeping well) session

We do appreciate that sleep can be difficult during stressful periods of study, but there are ways of improving your ability to overcome sleep difficulty.

Why not come along to our sleep workshop which looks at some of the negative behavioural aspects that you may or may not be aware you are doing.

Learn how to pay attention to what your body is telling you when it is time to “call it a night”.

Online sessions.

Date and time:

27th Sept 2022 11:00 - 12:30

25th October 2022 11:00 – 12:30

29th November 2022 11:00 – 12:30

12th January 2023 – 11:00 – 12:30

21st February 2023 – 11:00 – 12:30

28th March 2023 – 11:00 – 12:30

Please email: david.taylor@sunderland.ac.uk to book your place.

Guided Mindfulness sessions

Join us for a guided mindfulness session in our very own igloo. The igloo will surround you with scenes of faraway beaches and lush green forests. No passport required!

This session will encourage you to use your five senses and switch off from your everyday worries.

Location: The David Goldman Informatics Centre, The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St. Peter’s.

Date and Time:

Monday 14th Nov at 12pm

Monday 6th March 2023 at 12pm.

To book your place please email: gillian.odonnell@sunderland.ac.uk

Bereavement support sessions

Losing someone you care about can be hard. You may feel alone or find it difficult to talk about. Our bereavement session will help you to understand more about how you are feeling and to find support at this difficult time.

Date and time:

Wed 7th Dec at 5.30pm

Wed 15th March at 5.30pm

To book your place please email: gillian.odonnell@sunderland.ac.uk

Call it a Night (Sleeping well) workshop

We do appreciate that sleep can be difficult during stressful periods of study, but there are ways of improving your ability to overcome sleep difficulty.

Why not come along to our sleep workshop which looks at some of the negative behavioral aspects that you may or may be aware you are doing.

Learn how to pay attention to what your body is telling you when it is time to “call it a night”.

 

Online sessions.

Date and time:

27th Sept 2022 11:00 - 12:30

25th October 2022 11:00 – 12:30

29th November 2022 11:00 – 12:30

12th January 2023 – 11:00 – 12:30

21st February 2023 – 11:00 – 12:30

28th March 2023 – 11:00 – 12:30

Please email: david.taylor@sunderland.ac.uk  to book your place.

Stress and Anxiety workshop

Juggling the demands of having a family and social life, being a student, and working can be stressful.

These interactive workshops can help you recognize stress and anxiety and their impact on your wellbeing. You will learn useful, practical, and helpful strategies that can be incorporated into everyday life to help you cope better with future stresses and difficulties.

Together we will find ways to overcome issues and manage life more effectively.

Dates and times:

Online sessions running weekly from Wednesday 14th September throughout the year.

Times:  2-3pm or 5.30- 6.30pm

Topics:

  • Social Anxiety
  • Balancing Your Thinking
  • Grounding Techniques
  • Maintaining Emotional Wellbeing

Email: wellbeing@sunderland.ac.uk  to book your session. Please state which session or sessions you would like to attend. 

Guided Mindfulness session

Join us for a guided mindfulness session in our very own igloo. The igloo will surround you with scenes of faraway beaches and lush green forests. No passport required!

This session will encourage you to use your five senses and switch off from your everyday worries.

Location: The David Goldman Informatics Centre, The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St. Peter’s.

Date and Time:

Monday 14th Nov at 12pm

Monday 6th March 2023 at 12pm.

To book your place please email: gillian.odonnell@sunderland.ac.uk

Bereavement support session

Losing someone you care about can be hard. You may feel alone or find it difficult to talk about. Our bereavement session will help you to understand more about how you are feeling and to find support at this difficult time.

Date and time:

Wed 7th Dec at 5.30pm

Wed 15th March at 5.30pm

To book your place please email: gillian.odonnell@sunderland.ac.uk  

Wellbeing weekly drop in sessions

Monday 3rd October 2022: Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed?

We can all feel stressed and overwhelmed from time to time.  Why not join us and meet other students at our Monday drop in session.

Venue: Prospect Building, St Peter's Campus

Time: 14:00-15:00

Staff: Dave Taylor and Greg Cousen

Are you feeling lonely and isolated and want to meet others?

It can take time to meet other people when you arrive at university.  Why not join us at St Peters campus for a chance to meet others over a coffee.

Venue:  ICC, St Peters Campus

Time: 14:00-15:00

Staff: Ian Yarrow and Fee Lucas

30th September 2022: Are you an International student and want to meet others?

Arriving in the UK can take a little time to find out about local services and university support.  Why not join us for a chat and a chance to meet other International students.

Venue:  Students Support Services, Edinburgh Building

Time: 14:00-15:00

Staff: Norman Nur and Bronte Bates

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