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Welcome to Bristol Wellbeing College

Put your wellbeing first.

Open to anyone in Bristol aged 18+.

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.

Understanding Trauma Course (3/4)

This four week course identifies what trauma is and how our brain and body respond to it. Recognising how trauma affects our relationships with other people as well as with ourselves, we explore the ‘inner critic’ and focus on compassion as a key element to improving both. We also discover ways in which we can create a sense of safety, developing strategies and tools which can help us reclaim our lives.

If you have any questions, please contact us at bristol.wellbeing.college@second-step.co.uk or 0117 914 5498.


Location: John Wesley’s New Room, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE Date: 4 December 2023 Time: 14:30 to 16:30
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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