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Welcome to Bristol Wellbeing College

Put your mental health first.

Open to anyone in Bristol aged 18+ who wants to improve their mental wellbeing.
Our free wellbeing workshops and courses take place in community venues and online.

For a list of our workshops and courses, download a copy of our latest printable prospectus.

Workshops and courses

We have a colour-coded system so you can see which workshops and courses are most appropriate for your recovery journey.  If you’re unsure, we recommend you start with green workshops.

Green Workshops

Lighter workshops offering an introduction into various ways to improve wellbeing. They are accessible to anyone, encouraging self-expression and self-care.
Find out more here.

Blue Workshops

More detailed workshops that focus on making positive changes to habits, behaviours and lifestyle. Where a series, we recommend learners attend all sessions.
Find out more here.

Pink Courses

In-depth courses encouraging self-reflection, long-term planning and progression. Courses require commitment to attend all dates and a willingness to complete homework.
Find out more here.

Workshop calendar

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

Be Present – Introduction & Breathing Meditation

Our ‘Be Present’ workshops explore the different ways we can achieve a focused awareness. The workshops 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.

In this workshop we explore what ‘Being Present’ means. We tune into our natural breath as well as practice some simple intentional breathing techniques. Within this workshop we also explore why connecting with breath can really help our everyday wellness.

If you have attended the green Be Present workshops, we would like to invite you to try one of the Blue Be Present Workshops available.


Location: Zoom Online Workshop Date: 9 August 2022 Time: 14:30 to 15:30
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Green Workshops:  Lighter workshops offering an introduction into various ways to improve wellbeing. They are accessible to anyone, encouraging self-expression and self-care.  Workshops involve techniques, activities, and ways to connect with our senses, to develop a wellbeing toolkit.

Blue Workshops: More detailed workshops 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 workshops aim to provide you with helpful tools and strategies.

Pink Courses: In-depth and encouraging self-reflection, long-term planning and progression. Our courses provide an opportunity to share experiences and support each other. Courses require commitment to attend all sessions 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.

Our learners are also welcome to join our community Facebook group.

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