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News, groups and workshops

Our groups and workshops are currently being reviewed. If you have any ideas or suggested for groups or workshops that you would like to see being run, please email wellbeing@essex.ac.uk.

Online mental health support service

Chat with Charlie offers online mental health support three evenings a week between 6pm – 10pm. You can get support with exam stress, relationships, low mood, anxiety or anything else which may be troubling you.

Log on just to chat or find out how to get additional support. For more information, contact wellbeing@essex.ac.uk.

Mindfulness at lunchtime

Come along to our mindfulness sessions led by Dr Caroline Barratt, Lecturer in Health and Social Care and trained mindfulness teacher. Sessions are free of charge and you don't have to book - just turn up. You might like to bring a blanket or cushion to make yourself comfortable.

  • Date: every Wednesday until the end of term.
  • Time: arrive at 1pm prompt for a 1.10pm start. The session will be finished by 1.45pm.
  • Room: NTC.3.01.

For more information, contact Caroline barrattc@essex.ac.uk.

If you are suffering with acute mental illness, anxiety, or have experienced recent trauma, it may not be the best time to try mindfulness practice for the first time. Do get in touch if you have questions or concerns.