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Welcome to Bristol Wellbeing College

Bristol Wellbeing College delivers workshops, courses and activities to improve mental health and wellbeing.  Anyone living in Bristol and who has used Bristol Mental Health services can attend, and their carers.  We also welcome patients of Inner City and East locality GP surgeries.

Our workshops

We have designed a colour-coded system so you can easily see which sessions are most appropriate for your own recovery journey.

Lighter, one-off sessions offering an introduction into various ways to improve wellbeing. They are accessible to anyone, encouraging self-expression and self-care.

More detailed one-off sessions that focus on making positive changes to habits, behaviours and lifestyle. The sessions support you to maintain positive change or take steps towards making a change.

In-depth, multiple sessions encouraging self-reflection, long-term planning and progression. The sessions provide an opportunity to share experiences and support others.

Sessions calendar

All our workshops, courses and activities are can be found below. Please click on the session title for more details.

Mindful Portraits Art Session

This session is all about relaxing, letting go and creating simple drawings using a continuous line. Working from images provided on screen it is a chance to enjoy the simple pleasure of making marks on paper and create some expressive and often entertaining portraits.

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Location: Zoom Live Session Date: 12 January 2021 Time: 10:30 to 11:30
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Green Workshops:  Lighter, one-off sessions offering an introduction into various ways to improve wellbeing. They are accessible to anyone, encouraging self-expression and self-care.  Sessions involve techniques, activities, and ways to connect with our senses, to develop a wellbeing toolkit.

Blue Workshops:  More detailed one-off sessions that focus on making positive changes to habits, behaviours and lifestyle. The workshops support you to maintain positive change or take steps towards making a change. These more structured sessions aim to provide you with helpful tools and strategies

Pink Courses:  In-depth, multiple sessions encouraging self-reflection, long-term planning and progression. The sessions provide an opportunity to share experiences and support each other. Courses require commitment and a willingness to complete homework.

News, resources and things to know

One of our learners, Ruth, has written a very helpful resource, writing for wellbeing. It contains simple writing exercises that may help you process your thoughts and feelings. If you complete the exercises and would like to share your work with us, email them to claire.robinson@second-step.co.uk.

Some learners are attending our creative writing course, Poem Brut. We are exhibiting their art, Poetry Without Words, online.

You can find pre-recorded YouTube sessions on a range of topics such as boost your mood and writing for wellbeing. You can also read blogs from our learners and tutors.

If you have any questions please get in touch:

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