Groups and workshops

The Student Counselling Centre offers a range of groups and workshops designed to enhance your wellbeing, give you the opportunity to connect with others with similar experiences to you, and to develop new skills and self-awareness.

Find out what subjects are covered by the workshops, who they are aimed at, when they take place and more.


The meditation group offers participants experience of a large variety of relaxations, meditations and practices preparatory to meditation so, once you have been to a few sessions, you will have learnt which ones you can make best use of.

Our pdf gives more information about the meditation group, with contact details and information about venue, what to expect during the session and what to wear.

Runs: Weekly throughout the year
Time: Thursday 12-1.30pm
Venue: Room 6, level 1, Leeds University Union
Facilitator: James Taylor
Signing up: email James or turn up a little before the start time. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Meditation group will not be running on June 15th, July 20th and 27th, August 10th and 31st due to staff annual leave.

Feel better faster group

A seven-week rolling programme of small group sessions (which you can join and leave as you wish) for any University of Leeds student who wants to manage their feelings and thoughts with more ease. It's particularly useful for students who suffer insomnia, anxiety, stress and depression. 

Signing up: To book a place, come to Reception at The Student Counselling Centre IN PERSON to put your name on the list.  Bookings are only taken 1 week ahead of each session.

Runs: All year round
Time: Fridays 2-3pm
Venue: The Group Room, Student Counselling Centre
Facilitator: James Taylor

Find out more information about Feel better faster (pdf).

Workshops on Wednesdays

An exciting programme of workshops specifically designed to help you develop interpersonal skills that will improve your experience of being a student at Leeds.  

A new programme of workshops will be released before the start of the next academic year

Parental loss group

If you have experienced the death of one or both of your parents (either recently or earlier in your life) and would like to meet with others who have some commonality of experience, you might consider joining this group. 

The primary aim of the group is to reduce the sense of isolation which is often felt by premature loss. Prior to the start of the group you will have an individual meeting with Liz, who will tell you some of what to expect from the group, so that an informed decision can be made as to whether the group is appropriate for you.

Runs: For eight consecutive Wednesdays at the Student Counselling Centre.
Time: 2.30-4pm
Dates: Runs in semester 2 each year 
Venue: The Student Counselling Centre
Facilitator: Liz Oxley

For further information please contact