Support for University Students

We understand that our mental health fluctuates and that being a student can bring about unique challenges that can affect mental health. That is why we have introduced our University Good Life Project and our Mentally Healthy Universities programme which you can read about below.

 

University Good Life Project

CPSL Mind in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge are offering wellbeing support for students. 

We are facilitating Good Mood Cafes and Open Door calm spaces online each week for students studying in Cambridge.

These sessions are aimed at supporting Cambridge students to build connections with other students, learn self-help techniques and connect to personal strengths. This project is funded by the Cantab Integrated Neighbourhood and Cam Medical Primary Care Network.

Virtual Good Mood Cafes

Virtual Good Mood Cafes

Our weekly online Good Mood Cafes offer informal wellbeing support, while connecting you to other students within your university. They offer a positive and safe space to share interests, skills or experiences. Feeling connected is key to positive wellbeing and resilience.

It’s OK not to be OK, so you don’t have to be in a good mood to come along to our online Good Mood Cafes – but we hope everyone will leave feeling better than when they joined.

University Platform Day Time
Anglia Ruskin University Zoom Video Call Wednesdays 12-1pm, Weekly
University of Cambridge Zoom Video Call Thursdays 2-3pm, Weekly
Virtual Open Door Calm Spaces

Virtual Open Door Calm Spaces

Everyone feels overwhelmed at times and our student online Open Door calm spaces provide somewhere to go if you need a bit of space and tranquility.

These sessions offer guidance on self-help techniques which can help you to ‘ground yourself’ and feel better both in that moment and in the future.

University Platform Day Time
Anglia Ruskin University Zoom Video Call Tuesdays 2-3pm, Weekly
University of Cambridge Zoom Video Call Wednesdays 3-4pm, Weekly
Wellbeing Information Phone Line (ARU students only)

Wellbeing Information Phone Line 

Our student wellbeing information phone line will give all students studying at Anglia Ruskin University a friendly, confidential listening ear in a safe space.

We can offer you practical support, wellbeing advice and guidance on issues that can affect student life, as well as helping you to find the right long-term support for your mental health and wellbeing if required.

We are here for you every Friday between 12pm and 2pm on 07514 640392. Pick up the phone and have a chat with one of our friendly CPSL Mind student support staff, and find out how we can help.

Information Sessions

Information Sessions

We will soon be running information sessions offering support and guidance to identify local services that can best help your mental health and wellbeing.

You can sign up to join the online student Good Mood cafes and/or the Open Door calm spaces by emailing us at unigoodlife@cpslmind.org.uk using your university email address and let us know which sessions you’d like to join.

We will then send you a private link and password which you can use to safely and securely join using Zoom.

University of Cambridge students can also sign up via the registration form found on this page here.

Anglia Ruskin University students can also sign up via the ARU wellbeing workshop page here.

Find out more in our downloadable leaflet.

 

Mentally Healthy Universities Project

The programme offers two standalone workshops and one short four-part course for undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge, all delivered online by experienced mental health trainers. Please see below for the course and workshops available.

Wellbeing Essentials for Students

Wellbeing Essentials for Students

  • One session
  • Two Hours
  • 10-15 students per workshop

We all have mental health and managing mental health and wellbeing is a key part of thriving at university. This workshop is for all undergraduate students and explores what mental health is, how wellbeing can support mental health, where to find support and how to talk to others about mental health. After attending, students will be given access to a curated resource hub with additional tools and information.

For further information, please contact: emma.taylormartin@cpslmind.org.uk

Tools and Techniques for Student Mental Health

Tools and Techniques for Student Mental Health

  • Four two-hour sessions over four weeks
  • 30 mins independent online learning between sessions
  • 10-15 students per course

A short course for any undergraduate student looking to learn more about managing mental health at university. The course will introduce students to different tools and techniques they and their friends can use to look after themselves. In the group sessions students will be able to practise these with the support of a Mind trainer and a small group of peers.

For further information, please contact: emma.taylormartin@cpslmind.org.uk

Looking After Your Mental Health at Work

Looking After Your Mental Health at Work

  • One session
  • Two-hours
  • 10-15 students per workshop

University has a big role to play in preparing students to thrive in the future. This workshop aims to give students knowledge and confidence to help manage their mental health and wellbeing when they move into the workplace. This session may be particularly useful for students who are thinking about their career choices, moving into a placement year, or who currently have a job. Led by an experienced CPSL Mind trainer, students will have the chance to learn about how to look after their wellbeing at work, ways to manage their mental health as a new graduate, and their employers’ responsibilities.

For further information, please contact: emma.taylormartin@cpslmind.org.uk

To register your interest in the course or workshops, please follow this link and fill in the form provided to be alerted when dates are confirmed and when registration is live.

For further information, please contact: emma.taylormartin@cpslmind.org.uk