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Blue Sessions

For people who have begun to take steps towards making positive changes and are beginning to feel some benefit but may still feel a bit unsure. These are more structured sessions which aim to provide helpful tools and strategies for better mental wellbeing.  Cold drink refreshments will be available for these sessions.  If you would like a hot drink please feel free to bring your own along with you.

If you are interested in attending any of the workshops below please enrol here. For more information call us on 0117 914 5498 or email bristol.wellbeing.college@second-step.co.uk

You can also download our prospectus here (opens as a PDF).

Assertive Communication

This workshop helps us think about why we may become unassertive, discover new strategies for becoming more assertive and is designed to help us make the changes we want.

DateVenueTime
Wed 26 FebWorkshop Full
Fri 6 MarWorkshop Cancelled
Mon 30 MarWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4pm

 

Building Resilience (Bouncing Back)

When life gets challenging what do we do to cope and carry on? Within this session we discover how we might approach a difficult situation, what behaviours/actions might hold us back and what approaches move us forward.

DateVenueTime
Fri 27 MarThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG10:30am - 12:30pm

 

Combatting Isolation

Loneliness is an epidemic of our times. This workshop explores how we can reconnect with ourselves, our lives and others. By taking inspiration and ideas from a range of individuals, cultures and professions – from the Dalai Lama to the latest research in Western psychology – this session involves discussion-based and interactive activities to help us combat our sense of isolation and feel more at home with ourselves.

DateVenueTime
Thu 19 MarThe Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ2pm - 4pm
Fri 1 MayThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG10:30am - 12:30pm

Confidence Building

Would you like to change the ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’? This session aims to explore our beliefs about confidence by helping us to recognise our comfort and learning zones. We identify strategies and develop a plan to move towards greater self-confidence.

DateVenueTime
Fri 28 FebWorkshop Full
Mon 16 MarWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4pm
Fri 3 AprThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG10:30am - 12:30pm

Mind Your Body, Feed Your Mind (Part 1)

Part 1 focuses on how the food we choose to eat impacts our physical wellbeing, and investigates what alternatives we could try. We will reflect on our personal actions and behaviour surrounding diet and exercise and what consequences these have in the long term, before exploring some feasible changes we can make for the better.

DateVenueTime
Tue 14 AprThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG2pm - 4pm

Mind Your Body, Feed Your Mind (Part 2)

Part 2 explores the reasons behind our sedentary lifestyle and the effect sedentary lifestyles have on our emotional and mental wellbeing. We will focus on what we can do to become more active in our day-to-day life, addressing four key points to a healthy lifestyle. We will explore the barriers we may face and some solutions to overcome them, and provide signposting to other local activities and groups to help us move forward on our personal journeys.

DateVenueTime
Tue 28 AprThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG2pm - 4pm

Sleep & Self Care

Can't sleep? Not sleeping soundly? This reassuring workshop offers solid advice on the different sleep disorders and what you can do to get a good night's rest. We will teach ways of managing different sleep problems and what the most common treatments are to improve sleep habits and enhance our quality of sleep. There will also be some useful information for preventing and managing stress and anxiety during those sleepless nights.

DateVenueTime
Mon 23 MarWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4pm
Fri 17 AprThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG10:30am - 12:30pm

Step Into Mindfulness (Level 1)

Uncover the basic concepts of mindfulness, discover the benefits of regular mindfulness practice as well as discover ways to bring mindfulness into everyday tasks.

DateVenueTime
Thu 9 AprThe Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ2pm - 4pm

Step Into Mindfulness (Level 2)

If you feel you have a good understanding of the concepts of mindfulness, this session will review its guiding principles and give you the opportunity to enhance your practice of mindfulness using your senses.

DateVenueTime
Wed 26 FebThe Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY2pm - 4pm
Thu 23 AprThe Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ2pm - 4pm

Understanding Yourself

Within this session we will take some time to get to know ourselves a little better, identifying our strengths and qualities, recognising what is important to us and how we can better nurture ourselves.

DateVenueTime
Tues 25 FebWorkshop Full
Mon 6 AprWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4pm
Thu 30 AprThe Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ2pm - 4pm

Ways to Wellbeing

Improve wellbeing and mental health with five simple, practical tools that can easily be incorporated into daily life and which provide benefits to all.

DateVenueTime
Fri 13 MarThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG10:30am - 12:30pm
Mon 27 AprWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4pm

Writing for Wellbeing

Connect with your inner author and express yourself on the page. In this workshop we explore writing activities to boost our creative flow and increase our confidence with the pen. The aim of this workshop is to help overcome any fears we may have about writing, take our imagination for a walk and connect with each other through power of words.

DateVenueTime
Fri 24 AprThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG10:30am - 12:30pm

Shane's story

"I can laugh at myself and with people"

Since getting involved with the Wellbeing College, Shane’s outlook on life has changed dramatically. Watch this short video to find out more.

For more stories visit the Wellbeing College blog >