Look After Your Mate - Workshop

Student Minds, the UK's student mental health charity, has developed a workshop to enable you to support a friend through a difficult time.

  • Wed 15 Mar 23

    13:30 - 15:30

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support

  • Event organiser

    Residence Life

  • Contact details

    Residence Life
    01206 874411

Often starting a conversation with a friend is the first step to supporting them. Sign up to attend our in-person Look After Your Mate workshop.

We know that most students talk to their friends when they are having a tough time. 

We can talk to friends in confidence, and they help us to keep challenges in perspective. The truth is that although university can be awesome, life's curveballs still get thrown at us and in these situations we really need our mates to be there for us. Friendship can play a key role in helping someone live with, or recover from, any difficulties they are facing. But it can be hard to know what to say when a friend is struggling.

On Wednesday 15 March from 1.30-3.30pm in CTC1.04, we will be running a 'Look After Your Mate' workshop, that will give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need.

The workshop includes:

  • Key practical tips for supporting a friend
  • How to start a conversation
  • How to support a friend: listening and motivating
  • Signposting to further support
  • Looking after your own wellbeing as a supporter

Best of all, the workshop is FREE! 

To sign up, please register through our online form. Further details will then be emailed to your inbox.

This workshop has been developed by Student Minds

1.30 - 3.30pm
Look After Your Mate - Workshop