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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.

Writing with Senses

In our Writing for Wellbeing sessions, we get in touch with our creative side to explore our world through written word. During a time when we may feel stuck or isolated, writing provides a platform to connect with others and discover a form of freedom through expression. Within this series, we explore and connect with elements of our being and discover ways to imaginatively engage with our environment.

In this workshop, we warm into writing using visual and audial sensory prompts before exploring how focusing on different senses from what we are used to can help change our perception of events, be these real or imaginary. This is a great way for exercising our senses as a tool for anchoring in the now or taking us to different worlds.

If you have attended the workshops below, you will find more in our Blue Writing Workshops.


Location: Zoom Online Workshop Date: 31 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