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: Assertive Communication: Saying “No”

What is the session about?

Many people find communicating their needs and points of view difficult, fearing they may come across as either too passive or aggressive.

Communicating clearly can help reduce stress levels, creates healthy boundaries and promotes self- confidence. In this session we explore ways we can be more assertive, with a focus on “saying no”.

Who is it for?

Anyone who is interested in learning how to express their needs and opinions in a fair, honest and calm way by using a variety of strategies to confidently and reasonably say “no”.

How is it taught?

These sessions will be taught over the video conferencing application Zoom, there will be exercises and group discussions.

What will be learnt?

Learning to communicate in this way means expressing what you want and feel, which can help to improve your relationships with others, increase self-confidence and reduce stress and anxiety.

Location: Zoom Live Session
Time: 11:30 to 12:30
Date: 11 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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