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 have designed a colour-coded system so you can easily see which sessions are most appropriate for your own recovery journey.
Lighter sessions encouraging self expression, including through the use of sensory tools and activities
Focused sessions providing helpful tools and strategies for better mental wellbeing
In-depth sessions offering self-reflection, activities and tools to continue moving forward
All our workshops, courses and activities are can be found below. Please click on the session title for more details.
|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 Online Session
Time: 10:30 to 11:30
Date: 25 November 2020
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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 Courses: 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.
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. You can access the document here. If you complete the exercises and would like to share your work with us, email them to email@example.com.
Some learners are attending our creative writing course, Poem Brut. We will be exhibiting their art, Poetry Without Words, online and hoping to hold a live exhibition in the New Year. Find out more here.
You can find pre-recorded YouTube sessions on a range of topics such as boost your mood and writing for wellbeing. Join our Facebook community where you can connect with like-minded people. Read blogs from our learners and tutors.