New stress and anxiety skills group launching

Student in room halls campus

A Psycho-Social Education skills group called U-CAN is launching next week to help students improve their levels of stress, anxiety and for those with a persistent low mood.

The group will help you develop skills to manage your mental health using the ‘Living Life to the Full’ programme and low intensity CBT approaches.

The group will be led by our team of NHS Mental Health Nurses and Clinical Practitioners who are employed by Mersey Care NHS Trust. In each session, you will look at ways to work on improving anxiety and stress levels or low mood, and to regain a sense of motivation and wellbeing. During the programme, you will have the opportunity to develop key life skills that can be used beyond the course.

In our sessions, there is no judgement, we’re just here to talk to you and help you work out why you feel as you do, to help you build your confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, and tackle upsetting thinking.

Each session will take place on a Friday, 14:00 – 16:00 and attendance at you will need to attend all six sessions.

To access this service, please either contact the Wellbeing Service or, if you have one, your Mental Health Advisor or Counsellor. They will then discuss the service in more detail with you and, if appropriate, refer you into the service.

Launching on Friday, 26 February, the service is being offered at the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, as part of two Office for Students funded projects looking to improve student mental health provision.

To see the full programme and to find out more, please visit the U-CAN webpages.