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:

bristol.wellbeing.college@second-step.co.uk or 0117 914 5498 

NSWellbeing@second-step.co.uk or 0333 023 3504

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Tiered Sessions

We are pleased to announce the return of our tiered delivery, providing online sessions aimed at different stages of the recovery journey:

Green Workshops  For those beginning their recovery and who may be going through a period of feeling lost, helpless or hopeless.  These are lighter sessions, encouraging self-expression, for example, through the use of different sensory tools.

Blue Workshops  For those who have begun to take steps towards making positive changes and are beginning to feel some of the benefits, but who may still feel unsure about their direction.  These are more structured sessions that aim to provide learners with helpful tools and strategies.

Pink Workshops  For those who have reached a stage in their recovery where they feel comfortable with self-reflection, and are working towards long-term planning.  Learners need to have a willingness to support each other in the sessions and appropriately share their experiences.

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Course name: Be Present – Soundscapes: Writing 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 a soundscapes writing meditation.


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 15:00
Date: 21 October 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 bristol.wellbeing.college@second-step.co.uk 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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