Student Opportunities

The Student Wellbeing Service (SWS) is working to bring a varied package of training to students to support learning and the development of skills in managing mental health and wellbeing, to help you feel in more control of your situation.

AU students have access to 24/7 online support platforms with chat, assessments and module options, links to NHS and other evidenced based online courses and information. We also offer practitioner led quick video guides and more comprehensive training sessions that student can book onto.

Information on all our training options are listed below and please do not hesitate to contact us with any suggestions on what would be helpful for future service development.

A-Z of Wellbeing

A-Z of Wellbeing

The SWS have put together useful links to apps, webpages, you tube clips all to help you learn about the issues that may be impacting on your daily life.

Togetherall

Whether you're struggling to sleep, concerned about friendships, anxiety, low mood, or depression then the Togetherall  can help

Free to AU students the Togetherall offers an anonymised, 24/7, clinically managed, peer supported community where a range of help and advice is available.

  • Chat anonymously with peers
  • Complete assessments for a range of issues like anxiety, depression
  • Gain new knowledge and skills through the range of self help courses available:
    • Improve Your Sleep
    • Stop smoking
    • Assertiveness training
    • Stop Procrastinating
    • Balance your thinking
    • Managing Anger
    • Managing stress and worry
    • Managing depression and low mood.

Togetherall Courses (PDF)

Dr Jim White Stress Control online course

Stress Control is a four session course. It is for people who want to learn better ways to get on top of their problems such as depression, anxiety, panic, poor sleep and low self confidence. Stress Control is now available online and provides a range of tools such as relaxation techniques and mindfulness to help manage stress, along with course modules.

ACTivate your Life course

ACTivate your Life is a psychology course that will help you to understand yourself better, and to understand your mind.  The course is based on a relatively new approach to therapy – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  ACT helps people to overcome their suffering using ‘mindfulness’ and by helping you to understand how to live in accordance with your own important values.  The course is all about having a better life.

Soon available on You Tube – Neil Frude Activate your life

Video Guides

The Wellbeing Service have developed a range of Panopto Presentations that offer skills and strategies in managing a number of common university-related challenges.

  • Managing Transitions
    Learn about the Model of Change and how to effectively manage personal change through any transition, along with where to access the most appropriate support
  • Procrastination and Avoidance
    A short presentation on managing procrastination and avoidance habits to enable you to reach your academic potential and manage your wellbeing
  • Managing Academic Workload
    A short presentation on how you can manage your academic workload through improving skills in time management, prioritising tasks and managing your wellbeing
  • Sleep
    Sleep is essential if we want to function at our best. Learn 11 strategies to support your sleep.  
  • Managing Presentation Anxiety
    Learn about anxiety and how to manage presentation anxiety
  • Lifestyle
    Understand the different lifestyle categories and how your lifestyle choices impact upon your Wellbeing.
  • Diet and Body Mass Index
    Learn skills in managing your diet and regulating blood sugar levels to help with increasing your productivity, health and happiness.

Practitioner Presentations, taught sessions Programme

Evidenced based presentations, developed and delivered by qualified practitioners to help you gain control of your situation.