Wellbeing workshops

Attend our sessions early to understand how to manage any negative thoughts or feelings. Our workshops will help give you the confidence and skills to succeed in your studies.

Please note that all our workshops are available online to core students, no matter which campus you study on.

Workshops from ARU and CPSL Mind

ARU is working with the local mental health charity CPSL Mind to bring you weekly wellbeing sessions.

These sessions include:

Online Calm Spaces

Somewhere to go if you need a bit of space and tranquillity. These online sessions offer a place to find guidance on self-help techniques which can help you to ‘ground yourself’ and feel better- both in that moment and in the future. Each week covers a different theme and offers techniques to manage wellbeing.

Cambridge and Peterborough Good Mood Cafes

Provide an opportunity to meet new people, share interests, skills and wellbeing tips in an informal space to help boost your mood. It’s OK not to be OK, so you don’t have to be in a good mood to come along to a Good Mood cafe – but we hope everyone will leave feeling better than when they arrived. Each week provides a different activity to engage in.

Find out more on the CPSL Mind website.

Upcoming workshops

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More ways to look after yourself

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What support is right for you? Calculate your wellbeing score and use it to get the right support.

Calculate your wellbeing score
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6 Ways to Wellbeing

Follow the 6 Ways to Wellbeing and spend some positive time focusing on yourself.

Follow the 6 Ways to Wellbeing
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Self-help resources

Download our self-help leaflets and find out the best ways to improve your wellbeing and keep a positive outlook.

Download wellbeing resources
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Silvercloud is an online program to help you understand your experiences and improve your wellbeing.

See how Silvercloud can help you

Want to talk to someone?

The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all students at ARU and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Cambridge: 01223 698276
Chelmsford: 01245 684271
Monday to Thursday: 9am–5pm
Friday: 9am–4.30pm

Need emergency help?

If you need emergency help, please take action straight away. If you’re worried about your safety, call 999 or take yourself to A&E.

Emergency help and crisis support