Workshops and talks

  • The Counselling Service runs a number of talks for enrolled Brookes students. Talks have a focus on a particular issue or problem using peer reviewed materials and up-to-date research and thinking. The number of participants will vary.

    Group discussion: being at uni during a pandemic

    Coming to campus after a series of lockdowns can produce anxiety - whether it’s remembering how to talk to humans in person and navigate parties and gatherings, dealing with others’ different sense of etiquette around masks and guests, or just dealing with all that’s happened to us and our loved ones over the last year and a half. Let’s talk about what’s been going on, how we’ve coped and what’s helped. We’d be really interested to learn more about your experiences and to find out what has worked for you. Join us for a group discussion facilitated by two members of the counselling team.

    The discussion will happen via Zoom.

    • Date: Wednesday 29 September
    • Time: 12.30 - 13.10pm 

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    Talk: What happens when we're bereaved

    People who have been bereaved often feel like they're going mad. Many sorts of feelings, thoughts, sensations and behaviour can happen in response. This talk from the counselling team shares some of the common responses and models of how grief works to help you make sense of it. It's open to students who have been bereaved in any way. You'll be invited without pressure to share your own experiences by typing entries into anonymous word clouds. We'll also talk about the things that help.

    The talk will be delivered via Zoom.

    • Date: Tuesday 5 Octomber
    • Time: 18.30 - 19.30pm 

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