Coronavirus update

The wellbeing of our learners continues to be of utmost importance to us, that’s why we’re offering a variety of new online resources and live sessions during the Covid pandemic.

Welcome to our virtual Wellbeing College

Our virtual college resources are available for anyone wanting to look after their mental health and wellbeing during this challenging time, as well as for our existing learners from Bristol and clients from North Somerset Wellbeing Services.

You’ll find a range of online resources from maintaining wellbeing and creative writing to mindful breathing. We’ll be updating our resources regularly, so please make sure you visit often and follow our Facebook and YouTube channels.

If you are already enrolled as one of our Bristol Wellbeing College learners, you can also access our new live zoom sessions and join our Facebook community where you can connect with like-minded people. To become an enrolled learner  you must be receiving support from Bristol Mental Health services, or be a carer of someone who receives support. Contact us to find out if you are eligible.

We hope you all keep safe and well during this difficult time.  If you have any questions please get in touch: or 0117 914 5498 or 0333 023 3504

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Enrol for a session

If you are a Bristol Wellbeing College enrolled learner you can sign up for one of our interactive live Zoom sessions for tips and tools on how to maintain wellbeing, mood and creative spark during the pandemic

Sessions calendar

Course name: Be Present – Self Connection Meditation

What is the session about?

Our ‘Be Present’ series explore the different ways we can achieve a focused awareness.  The sessions incorporate elements of mindfulness and meditation practice that bring us back to the present moment. These help to focus our attention, improve our self-awareness and let go of unnecessary anxieties, thought processes and distractions that keep us from living in the now. Sessions are stand-alone so you can sign up to as many or as few as you like. Within this session we will focus on how we can be present through self connection.

Who is it for?

We have created these online sessions to help support our mental and physical wellbeing at a time when our normal day to day lives have changed.  Whether you are struggling with your mental health, feeling more isolated, anxious or just bored due to the current situation, these session will help you to find ways to manage and engage with others.

How is it taught?

These sessions will be taught over the video conferencing application Zoom and will be discussion focused.  You will be given instructions on how to download and use Zoom when you book onto this sessions.

What will be learnt?

Each individual session will explore one of the aspects of the series in greater detail.  We hope you will get some useful ideas and techniques to try out and help you manage through this period, as well as sharing your ideas and staying connected with others.

Location: Zoom Live Session
Time: 14:00 to 14:45
Date: 9 September 2020
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About the college

Second Step set up the Bristol Wellbeing College in 2014. It aims to give people who receive support from Bristol Mental Health services the recovery principles and practices to help them move forward in their lives. You can enrol to become a learner by emailing our team on or calling 0117 914 5498.

To be eligible, you must be receiving support from Bristol Mental Health services, or be a carer of someone who receives support.

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