Group Care and Workshops

Group Care

Each group will incorporate a presentation of relevant material with discussion and practice of new strategies among group members. It is a place for students to learn about new skills, increase self-awareness and share their experiences with others. Groups are generally small ranging from 5-12 people. Group members are expected and encouraged to participate in group discussions. 

All Mental Health Support Groups are approved activities for the co-curricular record. However, please note that if you miss more than 2 group sessions, in one term that this activity cannot be verified on your co-curricular record.

Groups Schedule

Journey Together: Sharing Our Lived Experiences. A Support Group for Black and Racialized Students

Read more about this group on the Black and Racialized Student Supports page.

Emotion Regulation Group

This seven-week group will focus on understanding emotions, reducing emotional vulnerability and suffering, and strategies for fostering emotional resiliency. This group is for you if you have difficulty managing emotions, often feel overwhelmed by negative emotional experiences, misinterpret your expression of emotions, or want to learn skills to prevent and reduce distress and discomfort.  

Call Health and Wellness Services at 519 661-3030 to register.
There are limited spaces in this program, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.
Once signed-up, a group facilitator will contact you to do an individual intake.

This group runs Thursdays, October 7 – November 25, from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Healthy Relationships: Building a Foundation for Healthy Relationships

This 7-week group will focus on the building blocks of healthy relationships. This group will explore different kinds of relationships, characteristics of healthy relationships, effective communication, conflict management, boundary setting, and fostering intimacy.  Participants will explore relationships from beginning to end and learn strategies to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others.  

This group runs Tuesdays, October 5  – November 23, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Registration is now closed. 

Skills for Wellness

This is a 6-week support group to help you find strategies and skills to cope. You can expect to learn how to be more present, identify difficult thoughts and feelings, more effectively regulate emotions and reactions, and do more of what matters to you by clarifying your values and setting goals. This group will focus on psychoeducation, skill development and practicing experiential exercises that can be applied to your day-to-day life. The hope is to build awareness and understanding of who you are and what you stand for in this world to help find purpose and take steps towards a meaningful life.

Call Health and Wellness Services at 519 661-3030 to register.
There are limited spaces in this program, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.
Once signed-up, a group facilitator will contact you to do an individual intake.

This group runs Thursdays, October 14 – November 25, from 1:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Social Thriving Support Group

The Social Thriving Support Group is a 7-week group designed to help alleviate the discomfort and stress of social anxiety through a variety of approaches and techniques. Discussion topics will include challenging unhelpful thoughts and expectations as well as exposure to social situations via group role-plays. This group involves working towards individualized goals and practicing social interactions in a safe, non-judgement setting. 

Call Health and Wellness Services at 519 661-3030 to register.
There are limited spaces in this program, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.
Once signed-up, a group facilitator will contact you to do an individual intake.

This group runs (in person) Thursdays, October 14 – December 2, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Trans and Non-Binary Support Group

A support group for trans, non-binary, 2 spirit, and questioning individuals looking to explore gender and navigate their unique experiences. Topics to be chosen by group and can include gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, coming out, and transition options. This is a trans and non-binary positive space facilitated by a cis-masculine ally and a trans non-binary individual offered through Health and Wellness Services.

Call Health and Wellness Services at 519 661-3030 to register.
There are limited spaces in this program, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.
Once signed-up, a group facilitator will contact you to do an individual intake.

This group runs Tuesdays, September 28 – October 26, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Read more about other supports on the LGBTTIQQ2SA+ page

Grad Student Support Group

This is a 7-week support group that offers a safe, confidential space for all graduate students to talk about the stressors in graduate school and life, emotions (including problems with anxiety and depression), and relationships.

Call Health and Wellness Services at 519 661-3030 to register.
There are limited spaces in this program, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.
Once signed-up, a group facilitator will contact you to do an individual intake.
If space is available, students may join the group throughout the term. 

This group runs Wednesdays, October 20 – December 8 (excluding reading week), from 2:30 – 4:00 PM.

 

Laura Evans Wellness Workshops

The Laura Evans Wellness Workshops is supported by a gift from Marilyn and Rick Evans and family in honour of their daughter and sister, Laura. Laura was a third-year psychology student at Brock University who at age 19 died of suicide.

In celebration of Laura's generous spirit and willingness to help others, her family wishes to ensure all students can access and benefit from the psychoeducational information provided through this program.

All Workshops are approved activities for the co-curricular record.

Workshops Schedule

Western Mental Health Supports

This workshop will focus on promoting student mental wellness by identifying common mental health challenges faced by students. The workshop will outline strategies to support both your own and others mental wellness as you move through university and will cover how to access mental health resources at Western and in the London community.

Click on the links below to register on Western Connect:

Perfectionism, Procrastination, and Motivation

Do you constantly criticize yourself? Are you finding it difficult to complete tasks or avoid certain activities for fear of not being “good enough”? This workshop will uncover the perfectionism-procrastination loop and discuss strategies to disrupt this cycle by fostering motivation.

Click on the links below to register on Western Connect:

Mind-Body Wellness

With a focus on regulation, this workshop will discuss the interplay of mental and physical wellness. Students will engage in discussion regarding factors that affect wellness and learn activities that promote mind-body wellness.

Click on the links below to register on Western Connect:

Skills for Wellness

This workshop is a condensed version of our Skills for Wellness Group. The workshop will focus on skills and strategies to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings so you can be more present in your life. This workshop will invite you to reflect on your values and goals so you can do more of what matters to you.

Click on the links below to register on Western Connect: