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: Depression Session – Finding Hope

What is the session about?

We explore a recovery concept CHIME, what hope means and how to cultivate more optimism for today and beyond.


Who is it for?

For those who maybe feeling low in mood or depressed and want to develop a sense of wellbeing and some tools to help them on their way.


How is it taught?

The session is delivered over the Zoom platform and using group discussion, written exercises, video clips and on-screen images will focus on depression and its impact.


What will be learnt?

Each Depression Session focuses on aspects of hope, creativity and motivation and how to cultivate these into your everyday life.  We recognise that recovery from depression can feel like a long journey we aim to aid in the process by discovering self-management tools and techniques to help you on your way.


Location: Zoom Live Session
Time: 14:00 to 15:00
Date: 26 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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