Mental Health Awareness Week: 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 10 May 23

    13:30 - 15:30

  • Colchester Campus

    CTC 1.04

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support

  • Event organiser

    Residence Life

  • Contact details

    Residence Life

During Mental Health Awareness Week, we'll be running a couple of 'Look After Your Mate' workshops. Often starting a conversation with a friend is the first step to supporting them. Find out how to start that conversation effectively.

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.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be running in-person 'Look After Your Mate' workshops. This workshop will give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need.

To sign up, please register through our online form.

What it involves

The workshop includes:

  • key practical tips for supporting a friend
  • how to start a conversation
  • how to support a friend: listening and motivating
  • Ssgnposting to further support
  • looking after your own wellbeing as a supporter

Best of all, the workshop is FREE!

This workshop has been developed by Student Minds.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Look After Your Mate workshop