Wellbeing for Success and National Stress Awareness Day

26 October 2021

This time in the term can sometimes be overwhelming, as your commitments and assignments rack up. Find out how Student Support and Wellbeing can support you throughout your time at UCL and get involved with stress-busting activities and events.

Dandelion blowing in the wind

Welcome to UCL: Wellbeing for Success

Wednesday 3 November, 2-3pm, online via Zoom

In this session, the Student Support and Wellbeing team will give you some practical tips on how you can stay physically and mentally healthy during your studies and will talk you through the wide range of support options available.

This session is open to all and relevant for students at all levels and from all backgrounds, and disabled students and those with a pre-existing mental or physical health condition might find it particularly useful. 

Sign up to join us

Stress-busting events

Guided meditation 

Wednesday 3 November, 10-10.30am, Quiet Contemplation Room, Student Centre Level B2

Come to a guided mindfulness meditation session where we’ll mindfully scan through the body from head to toes for about 20 minutes, noticing our emotions and the sensations in our body whilst paying attention to our breath. We’ll also spend the last 5-10 minutes in complete silence. Meditation has been shown to slow down brain wave activity, reduce stress and anxiety and improve wellbeing. By the end of the session you should experience an inner peace and calmness that you can take with you throughout your day or evening ahead.

Sam Fardghassemi, UCL Teaching Fellow and award-winning researcher in positive psychology will lead this 30 minute guided meditation session. 

Sign up to reserve your spot. 

Stress awareness workshop

Wednesday 3 November, 5-5.30pm, online via Microsoft Teams

In this workshop, Sarah Carter, UCL Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist) will provide some psychoeducation on the impact of stress and anxiety on the body and mind and teach some calming and grounding techniques that can help restore a sense of equilibrium.

Sign up to join us. 

Outdoor games

Wednesday 3 November, 11am-3pm, Wilkins Terrace

Bring your friends or make some new ones with our giant outdoor games! Challenge your fellow students to a game of Connect 4, Giant Jenga or Quoits to give yourself a break from lectures and get out in the fresh air. 

Come along any time. 

UCL Mental Health Society: Managing stress through food and sleep

Thursday 4 November, 3 to 4.30pm, Institute of Education, Room 728

This short talk will boost your understanding of how good nutrition, behaviours and habits around eating can boost your mood, energy and productivity throughout your studies. It will also be a welcome opportunity to learn more about the power of sleep, how to manage your stress better and adapt your lifestyle to get the most out of home and school life. 

Sign up to secure your place. 

Get support from UCL Student Support and Wellbeing

Student Support and Wellbeing services are available to all students, at all levels, at no cost. If you are struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, or would like to find out the support available to you, we are here to support you.

Contact UCL Student Support and Wellbeing.