Student Mental Health

What We Do

Mood Boost: a fresh approach to wellbeing run by students for students

This course will help you manage your anxiety, stress and low mood, and connect with other students in a safe, caring and inclusive space. Runs over four consecutive Wednesday afternoons.

It might seem like everyone around you is having a good time at university. But many students, at some point or another, find themselves feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, isolated or lonely. You’re definitely not the only one to feel like this.

Our free wellbeing course, Mood Boost, will teach you techniques to help you manage your mental health. You’ll be able to share your experiences in a safe, caring and supportive space. By the end of the course, you will be better able to take responsibility for your wellbeing and will have gained valuable life skills.

Students who participate say they feel a sense of belonging and community. They also feel more comfortable talking about their mental health issues.

Mood Boost sessions are based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques and are led by students who receive training and supervision from a counsellor from the Counselling & Wellbeing Service. The student-led approach is helpful because students can speak freely to each other and relate well to what other students are going through. 

Dates: Falmer course starts on 14th November.

Where: courses are running at Falmer (November 2018) and Grand Parade and Moulsecoomb (January/February 2019)


Session 1:  14th November 2018
Session 2:  21st November 2018
Session 3:  28th November 2018
Session 4:  5th December 2018
Times:  13:30 – 15:00 hrs


Session 1:  16th January 2019
Session 2:  23rd January 2019
Session 3:  30th January 2019
Session 4:  6th February 2019
Times:  13:30-15:00 hrs

Grand Parade

Session 1:  13th February 2019
Session 2:  20th February 2019
Session 3:  27th February 2019
Session 4:  6th March
Times:  13:30-15:00 hrs

Contact to book your place.

What students say

“The skills I learnt were very valuable and I continue to use them now whenever I feel stressed or low about certain things.”

“I gained a new way of thinking about my mood and how to think/act on it which has helped me maintain my mood while I’m not at Mood Boost.”

“There was a friendly, gentle atmosphere but it kept itself on task and moving forwards, without making anyone feel as though their points or views were unheard or unimportant.”

“It felt we were all in it together, not that we were being spoken at.”

“Mood Boost allowed me to talk to more people about my emotions and to find an alternative to my negative thoughts.”

“Everyone was lovely and the techniques are simple and easy to follow. I also really like how we have handouts to take away.”