New mental health and wellbeing workshop series launches

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The Improving Student Mental Health through Partnerships Project Team are launching a new series of online workshops all designed to help you manage your mental wellbeing while at University.

Details of the upcoming workshops are listed below. You can also contact for further information.

1. Living With, and Understanding: Anxiety – 3 November 2021

The session will contain information on various topic areas surrounding anxiety, and how anxiety is portrayed in the world today.

The following areas will be discussed in detail:

  • Living with worry and fear
  • Understanding anxiety
  • Understanding panic
  • Misunderstandings and myths around anxiety
  • Coping with worry, fear and isolation during uncertain times

When: Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 6-8pm

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2.  Workshop: Motivation and Positivity – 1 December 2021

This interactive Motivation and Positivity workshop will help you to identify the essential components to develop your confidence and motivation. This workshop is reflective and will guide you to discover the deeper connections between self-esteem and self-confidence, what is motivation made of and the components of a winning attitude.

Some examples of discussion areas include:

  • How to improve your confidence
  • How to reignite your sense of purpose
  • How to reframe difficult situations
  • How to learn acceptance
  • How to move forward from feeling stuck

When: Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 6-8pm

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3.  Living With, and Understanding: Stress – 12 January 2022

This workshop is for anyone who would like to develop healthy coping strategies to manage symptoms of stress and promote ongoing wellbeing. You will be guided through various tools and techniques to help improve day-to-day management of stress, including: relaxation techniques, challenging negative thoughts and assertive communication.

The session will include:

  • Biological and Psychological definitions of stress
  • Self-care in diet, sleep and exercise
  • Problem solving and how to take control
  • How to build on your resilience
  • Mindfulness

When: Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 6-8pm

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4.  Living With, and Understanding: Eating Disorder – 2 February 2022

Eating disorders remain one of the most misunderstood mental health diagnosis it has a huge impact on people from all walks of society. This workshop explores:

  • what it means to have an eating disorder
  • the different types of eating disorders
  • why people develop eating disorders
  • bust the myths and misconceptions around eating disorders
  • treatment of eating disorders
  • when and how to seek help

When: Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 6-8pm

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5.  Living With, and Understanding: Psychosis – 2 March 2022

This workshop is a specialist session delivered by the Early Intervention in Psychosis team; clinical Psychologists and Mental Health Nurses. It is an opportunity to further understand more the condition, and a chance to explore a topic some students may not be familiar with.

The session will include:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis
  • Expert Lecture delivered by Specialists
  • Dispelling Myths around Psychosis
  • How to recover, and how to help those recovering.

The workshop offers an exploration of treatment options, the psychological, social and biological causes and effects of Psychosis and offers a chance to hear from experts in the field and have your questions answered, whether you have lived experience of the condition or want to learn more.

When: Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 6-8pm

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6.  Workshop: Suicide Prevention – 23 March 2022

This workshop will be delivered in partnership with the Mersey Care Suicide Prevention Team and is designed to raise your awareness of suicide, how to respond to someone who you are concerned about, or assist someone in a crisis. Some example areas of discussion are:

  • Discussion on how to recognise when someone may be suffering
  • How to encourage people to seek support
  • How to guide them to the correct support
  • Most importantly, how to offer hope

This will be a very sensitive topic for many students, and we would encourage anyone who thinks this is something they can learn from, to come along.

When: Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 6-8pm

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7.  Living With, and Understanding: ADHD – 27 April 2022

During this deep dive workshop on living with and understanding ADHD, delivered by Dr Helen Pears, a specialist in the field; you will learn about ADHD as a developmental disorder, considering controversies related to the condition. You will learn about the diagnosis and best practice treatment of ADHD and more about the realities of living with the condition, dispelling myths and exploring practical strategies which can support educational and personal development of those living with ADHD.

Some example areas of discussion include:

  • Discussion on ADHD’s impact on high-functioning people
  • ADHD’s consequences on relationships
  • How ADHD can affect education and employment
  • Treatment of ADHD

When: Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 6-8pm

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8.  Living With, and Understanding: Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 11 May 2022

This session has been developed to challenge misconceptions, help young people to recognise the symptoms of Depression and Bipolar Disorder, in themselves and in others, and to learn valuable skills for reaching out and support each other. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from an expert, Dr Declan Hyland, on a deep dive into Depression and Bipolar Disorder, and how they affect day to day life of people suffering with the conditions. It will include:

  • Discussion on the prevalence of the conditions
  • Early treatment opportunity and outcomes
  • Exploring signs and symptoms of both conditions
  • Understanding the psychosocial effects of the conditions

With a five-fold rise in students reporting mental health conditions over the last ten years early intervention is often key, this session aims to boost awareness and destigmatise the condition.

When: Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 6-8pm

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