UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Wellbeing Workshops

PsychUP for Wellbeing has worked with the UCL University Clinic to develop wellbeing workshops which are adapted to students’ needs

Whereas some students may need longer-term psychological treatment, others may prefer faster-access, one-off advice and support within their university community.

Wellbeing workshops often draw on principles from cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), to address common challenges such as low mood, worry, perfectionism and insomnia. The UCL University Clinic piloted NHS wellbeing workshops in the 2019/20 academic year, supporting students struggling with perfectionism, difficulties asserting themselves and stress. The pilot was evaluated by PsychUP for Wellbeing  and the feedback from students was positive.

In the 2020/21 academic year, we have taken the workshop programme further. This year, pre-recorded workshops have been co-delivered by NHS University Clinic staff and one of our Student Fellows, Medha Akella. We have also built in interactive live follow-up sessions and a linked peer support initiative, in case students need more support at the current time.

Looking ahead to next year we will start identifying topics for new workshops based on our student consultations and research projects, such as IMPACTS.