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Wellbeing Talks


The Workshop Programme is designed to give you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of specific topics so that you have knowledge and information to be able to help yourself and others. Through presentations, small group discussions, individual and group exercises you will have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills and strategies.

Most workshops are facilitated by members of the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service. Talks and seminars are presented by academic staff, CAPOD and external facilitators with expertise in a particular area. Mental Wealth Shorts are single events on specific topics, lasting up to one hour, all on Wednesdays from 1pm. There’s no need to book, just come along.

Mental Wealth Shorts – It takes just a short time to invest in your wellbeing by learning strategies to handle the more difficult aspects of student life.


Date and Time Title Description Venue

Wednesday 31st  January, 1pm

Healthy Body, Happy Mind

We all know that looking after our physical health is important. Come along and discuss ways to incorporate regular exercise, healthy eating habits, and peaceful sleep into a student lifestyle.

Eden Court

Wednesday 7th February, 1pm

Home from Home

Being in a new environment can be difficult and sometimes lonely. Many people find moving to a new location stressful. It's easy to think you are alone and the other students are finding University effortless and fun. Come along and discuss strategies to overcome anxieties about being away from home and making new friends.

Eden Court
Wednesday 14th February Mood Boost Different triggers can affect mood and feelings of wellbeing. Come along and discuss how to help enhance mood and reduce irritability and worry. Eden Court
Thurday 8th March, 1pm It's Alright to Be Wrong

Do you or your friends have unrealisitic expectations? This short workshop will discuss how to respond to the temptation to try to be perfect.

Eden Court Rm 205
Wedensday 14th March, 1pm How to Stay Motivated*

Sustaining motivation can be tough under the best of circumstances. How can we stay motivated when assignments pile up and the list of chores seems never ending? Come along and bring your friends!

Eden Court
Wednesday 4th April, 1pm How to Support a Friend with a Mental Health problem

Ever found yourself at a loss of about what to do when a friend is down or troubled? Come along to discuss tips to help a friend with a mental health problem.

Eden Court
Wednesday 11th April, 1pm Exam Stress Workshop

Exams can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Come along and explore how to respond to exam anxieties and stresses.

Eden Court
Thursday 10th, 17th & 24th May, 17:30 - 19:00. Step On Stress Step on Stress is a free educational course run by NHS Fife.  The three 1 1/2 hour sessions will teach you how to manage stress and anxiety using a variety of practical tools that you can use in everyday life.

School V - United College.

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Weekly Groups

Date and Time Title  Information Venue
Mondays, from 17:00

Mindfulness Monday's 

Keep Your Cool sessions

Survive and thrive! Mindfulness can help everyone relax and focus. Student life brings lots of opportunities and lots of challenges. Mindfulness has been proved to improve relaxation and concentration. Come along and give it a try!

Eden Court 

No need to book – just come along.
Wednesdays 17:00 - 19:00 Droppin’ Stitches

The Droppin’ Stitches group meets weekly to knit, sew, craft and colour over tea and cake.

Eden Court

By referral; please speak with your Counsellor or Life and Wellbeing Advisor 

Arranged individually

StAnd Together Peer Support 

The Peer Support Network is a confidential one-to-one service which is open to any student. Peer Supporters are student volunteers with training in listening skills who are happy to provide support as well as company for trying out new things (like society activities). 

If you’re interested please email or talk to a Life and Wellbeing Advisor


*All workshops or talks marked with * qualify as part of the Professional Skills Curriculum, see for details.



We welcome your ideas, suggestions and comments on any aspect of our services. We are particularly keen to hear your thoughts about topics for future workshops, presentations or groups.  So if you have a topic in mind or would like to offer any suggestion, please email us at

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79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)2020

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