University Counselling Services

Drop-ins and workshop groups

See the events and workshops we run to help you in your student life.

Managing Anxiety Group

This is a safe and supportive classroom style programme to learn anxiety management skills.

It starts on Monday February 22nd 2021 and runs weekly for six weeks between 2pm and 4pm. The group will be via zoom.

We understand that anxiety is difficult to face. We hope attending this group will be a great introduction to overcoming it.

Each week different topics will be introduced, including:

  • the role of anxiety
  • the panic cycle
  • avoidance
  • worrying
  • dealing with stress
  • social anxiety, plus more.

The group is run by Kim Leader, who is an experienced facilitator and has worked with anxiety for many years. The group aims to promote a culture of openness and information-sharing. You are able to share as much or as little as you wish.

 

To book on to this course or for further queries, call counselling reception on 01273 678156 or email counsellingreception@sussex.ac.uk.

 

Low Mood Group

This is a safe and supportive classroom style programme to manage low mood and/or depression.

At present we do not have a confirmed start date for this group however it will be via zoom. The start date will be announced as soon as we can confirm this.

This course is for people who experience a variety of symptoms associated with low mood or depression and want to find ways to deal with and manage them. It is suitable for people who are feeling a bit low as well as people who think/ know they have depression.

The group is run by Duncan Lindsell, who is an experienced facilitator and has delivered low mood courses across Brighton & Hove.

To book onto this course or for further queries, call counselling reception on 01273 678156 or email counsellingreception@sussex.ac.uk.

 

 

Social Anxiety Group

A  friendly and supportive classroom style  online programme over 4 weeks, to learn how to develop confidence in social situations, alongside others  who find this difficult.

It starts on Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 1:30pm until 2:30pm, further dates will be forwarded to those who are interested. The group will be via zoom.

This course is for people who experience anxiety  in social situations and who want to find ways to deal with this and manage  it more effectively.

If this applies to you, you will probably feel anxious at the thought of attending the course, and reluctant to sign up.

This is to be expected, but the course has been designed specifically for you. The course aims to allow you to feel more comfortable in company with others who experience similar difficulties.

 To book onto this course or for further queries, email counsellingreception@sussex.ac.uk.

 

Feedback from workshops

"Lovely presenters, engaging, made me feel better about coming forward’"

"Really clear and helpful. There can never be too many workshops like this’.

"I've found attending the Panic Group immensely helpful; I feel I'm starting to make progress and am feeling a lot more hopeful and empowered with the help of this group and counselling. I'd just like to thank you for facilitating such a helpful, inclusive, empowering group and for being so approachable, knowledgeable and helpful!"

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Opening Hours

UCS is open year-round with additional evening hours during term time, as indicated

Monday 9am - 5pm

Tuesday 9am - 9pm (5pm- 9pm term time only)

Wednesday 11.30am - 9pm (5pm - 9pm term time only)

Thursday 9am - 9pm (5pm- 9pm term time only)

Friday 9am - 5pm

UCS is not open on Bank Holidays or University Closure Days

Telephone 01273 678156 during office hours

or leave a message on our confidential 24-hour answer phone

email: counsellingreception@sussex.ac.uk

Address: University Counselling Services, Health Centre Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton. BN1 9RW