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Workshops

The Counselling and Mental Health Service also offers a wide range of workshops, which are bookable through their website here (http://www.counsellingservice.manchester.ac.uk/workshops/).

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Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

Tomorrow, 12:00 - 13:00 GMT

We can all fall into unhelpful thinking habits, and when our way of life has changed so much since lockdown, unhelpful thinking habits can make things even worse.

This workshop is suitable for anybody who feels stuck or held back by their patterns of thinking. The aims and objectives are to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the interplay between thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
  • Recognise how some patterns of thinking are unhelpful and lead to emotions and actions that are not in our best interests.
  • Identify what your unhelpful thinking habits are.
  • Consider alternative more helpful responses and how to practice these.

Booking on

This event will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.us. Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and passcode to join.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

Zoom guidance and support

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

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Do I have dyslexia?

This workshop will focus on students who think they might have dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty. We will introduce you to strategies and support available at the University of Manchester and go over the process we follow to test for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. As part of the workshop, we will introduce you to text-to-speech and other assistive software and go over mind-mapping as a way to help with writing assignments. Please arrive at the session at least five minutes early.

Please don't book onto this workshop if you have English as an Additional Language and are studying on a course with the University Language Centre to improve your English skills before starting on another programme of study. Instead, please call the Disability Advisory and Support Service on 0161 275 7512 and book a Quick Query appointment with an advisor.

Booking on

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.

Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Fri 10 Dec 2021, 12:00 - 12:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Wed 15 Dec 2021, 12:30 - 13:00 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more

Managing procrastination

Tue 14 Dec 2021, 13:00 - 14:30 GMT

We all procrastinate to some extent. It may even be necessary to let things percolate in the mind before putting pen to paper or finger to keyboard. But when you find that you simply cant get down to work yet dream of handing in the perfect piece of work, that nagging guilt spoils your leisure time, that you are becoming increasingly self-critical about your abilities, then its probably time to tackle your procrastination.

We will seek to understand the causes of procrastination and look at practical ways to overcome it.

Booking on

This event will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.us. Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and passcode to join.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

Zoom guidance and support

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

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Mindfulness for concentration

Tue 14 Dec 2021, 16:15 - 17:00 GMT

If you are finding it hard to concentrate, have racing thoughts or often feel anxious or overwhelmed then this Zoom workshop, run by The University of Manchester Counselling and Mental Health Service, will introduce you to simple techniques to learn about the nature of the mind and what we can do to alleviate stress. Currently we may be feeling more anxious and uncertain so may benefit from taking some time to focus on what is within our control. Mindfulness practice is a type of meditation which teaches you how to focus your attention towards what is happening in the present moment. This technique has been proven to be very effective in acceptance and management of stress and anxiety as well as coping with pain and illness.

Booking on

This event will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.us. Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and passcode to join.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

Zoom guidance and support

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

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Get prepared with strategies for managing exam stress

Mon 10 Jan 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

Almost everyone feels nervous before an exam. Butterflies in the stomach and worrying thoughts are probably familiar to all students. In fact, a certain amount of nervous tension probably helps us perform to the best of our ability, producing a rush of adrenaline that helps us to feel alert and focused. However, too much anxiety can block thoughts, create a negative frame of mind, and lead to panic and poor exam performance.

These workshops provide an introduction to some practical suggestions about how to manage anxiety, and will include some simple relaxation techniques to help you practise staying calm.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

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Calm your brain session

During this time of uncertainty and change it can feel increasingly difficult to calm and soothe our bodies and minds. You may find yourself feeling: anxious and unable to focus on the new assessment structures; stressed as a result of online working; overwhelmed by other factors impacting your life. These sessions, run by the Counselling and Mental Health Service, uses guided relaxation to help start your day with a sense of calm and acceptance to enable you to face these challenges more easily.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Mon 17 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 18 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Wed 19 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 20 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Fri 21 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Mon 24 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 25 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Wed 26 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 27 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Fri 28 Jan 2022, 09:15 - 09:45 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more