This article will provide detailed information on which student wellbeing courses and workshops are available.

Throughout the academic year, the Student Wellbeing Service runs a series of workshops and courses for students (see: events, courses and workshops programme). They are designed to provide a range of opportunities for personal development alongside support for some of the common issues students face.

This year’s programme will help to improve wellbeing as well as providing useful skills for a healthy and balanced life, relationships, and employability. All courses and workshops are run in small groups and offer a chance to share and learn from others in a confidential and relaxed environment. You will not be asked to share personal or sensitive information but will be encouraged to practice strategies and implement them into your own life.

The majority of the workshops can be attended as individual sessions, to make them more accessible for busy students. But for greater understanding and benefit, we have arranged the workshops into three themed series which can each be attended as short courses. Each series runs as a rolling programme, so in most cases you can start the course anywhere in the series. The three themes are:

  • CBT skills for life
  • Being a better friend to yourself
  • Mindfulness

All courses and workshops take place on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon in the Nuffield Centre and are only available to current students of the University of Portsmouth. Booking is essential and places are limited. 

Course, workshop and event programme

Each course and workshop has been designed to cover topics relevant to you. The Student Wellbeing Service also run a number of information/awareness events available to students and staff - you can find more information on our events, courses and workshop programme.

Workshops can be very popular, so sign up in advance and please let us know with 24 hours’ notice if you cannot attend. We understand that sometimes things come up unexpectedly and by telling us, we can offer someone else your place. Booking on workshops, courses or events  To book on a course, please email or phone +44 (0)23 9284 3466. After you register you will receive details of the venue and timings, as well as a reminder a couple of days prior to the event. 

Types of workshops

There are different types of workshops detailed in the programme.

One-off workshops

  • Each workshop covers a specific topic and you can sign up for any that you feel might apply to you. They will be run by different members of the Student Wellbeing Service team and the majority are run more than once a semester. 
  • Each workshop is an introduction to an area and you will not be expected to provide lots of personal information or to share anything you’re not comfortable with. They will give you a good foundation to take further, self-directed steps forward and will provide information about further resources. 
  • All participants will be asked not to discuss what anyone says outside the course, to ensure a confidential and comfortable environment.


  • Courses can provide a uniquely beneficial environment to develop useful new skills with others experiencing similar challenges.
  • To get the most out of a course, each member will need to agree to keep other participants’ personal information confidential and to behave respectfully towards each other, as well as regular and punctual attendance.
  • Registration opens a month before the start of each course or workshop (or earlier for those running early in the new year).

Mindfulness Drop-in

  • We run weekly Mindfulness sessions in term time - you do no not need to register with the student wellbeing service or book on to these workshops - just drop in!  It's an informal, safe space to unwind, maintain your mindfulness practice and to meet link-minded people!



University of Portsmouth Student Wellbeing Service Contact Details:

Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 3466


Location: Nuffield Centre, Second Floor, St Michael's Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ED

 UoP Student Wellbeing Service






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