Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information


Mindfulness Meditation sessions available via Zoom:

Suitable for complete beginners and for those who have some prior experience of Mindfulness or other forms of meditation.

Each Session will have a period of guided meditation the then a few minutes of reflection and questions at the end. A variety of different practices are taught during the sessions.

What is Mindfulness and how can it benefit you?

  • Mindfulness is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgmental way to your experience of your body, your mind and the world around you. 

  • Mindfulness is about being awake and aware and living in the present, rather than dwelling in the past or anticipating the future. 

  • Staying in touch with the present in this way, from one moment to the next, may lead you to experience yourself differently, perhaps feeling less stuck, or recognising more strength, balance and confidence in yourself. 

  • Mindfulness is taught through meditation skills which include bringing attention to the breath and the body during stillness and movement.

Benefits of practicing mindfulness may include:

  • An increased ability to cope effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations. This may be particularly important in this current coronvirus crisis.

  • Greater self-confidence, more acceptance of self and more acceptance of life as it is.

  • An increased ability to relax and experience calm.

  • More energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life.

  • Greater ability to sustain concentration and focus.

  All sessions held on Tuesday's - 10.30am - 11.30pm  

Email to express your interest. 

To enable comfortable sessions, we have limited the number to 24 attendees at each session. 

For etiquette guidelines around attendance, see here.

Other free resources available at this time:


The Building Resilience programme:

offers psycho-educational input on the common student difficulties such as stress, anxiety and low mood.  From the presentations, you will receive information about the nature of the topic enabling greater understanding, and effective coping strategies.

Building Resilience 1:  Mananging my stress click here for powerpoint with voiceover
Building Resilience 2: Mananging my low mood click here for powerpoint with additional notes (no voiceover)
Building Resilience 3: Managing my anxiety click here for powerpoint



iCan presentations:

offer a chance to look in more depth, at issues common to student life like low self-esteem, perfectionism and presentation anxiety. 

iCan overcome proctrastintion presentation-click here

Procrastination:  personal questionnaire to students

Procrastination:  6 steps

Procrastination:  3 minute breathing exercise

iCan recognise diet from disorder-click here

iCan manage my emotions - link to panopto:

iCan manage addiction and addictive behaviours - to follow



Psychoeducational Courses 

Our psychoeducational courses are designed to help those who have complex and long-standing problems.   

They provide information and resources to better understand how to cope with difficulties in an empathetic and supportive environment.  Attendance at these courses is by referral and assessment only. 

Self-referral for psycho-educational courses is now open – email  to express your interest.  If you are in counselling, please discuss your interest in joining any of the courses with your counsellor. 

DBT skills Classes

In these courses, you will learn how to identify and understand your emotions and develop skills to manage unhelpful emotions without acting impulsively.

Full programme DBT 
20 week programme to run in Semester 1 and 2 starting in October 2020

It includes skills development through:-

  • mindfulness
  • interpersonal effectiveness
  • distress tolerance
  • emotion regulation

See here for more information.

Emotion Regulation Skills Class  
9 week course to run in Semester 2 
See here for more information.

Getting on Better with Yourself and Others

In this 8 week online psycho-educational course, you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of yourself;
  • Develop skills in forming and maintaining relationships;
  • Be better able to manage when relationships go wrong;
  • Understand how your past is influencing your present.

Further information is available here.
See here for date of next course.

Self-referral for the October 2020 online course is now open.  If interested, please email

Any enquiries regarding these courses should be referred to:








Disclaimer** Please note – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Counselling Service is offering  alternative services; therefore the content of this page may not be up-to-date.  Please see our home page for  our current services.