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

Grief Support

This 6-week group is designed to help normalize and support individuals moving through the grieving process following the loss of a loved one. This group will explore how to navigate the grieving process, how to manage emotions related to loss, how to maintain connection with a loved one, as well as develop strategies to cope with experiences of grief.

This group aims to create a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental space to help process the loss of an individual through emotional support, connection, validation, and education around the grieving process.

Registration is temporarily closed. New dates will be posted shortly. For any inquiries please contact

Introduction to Distress Tolerance & Emotion Regulation Skills

This 6-week group is designed to help build distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills. Learning distress tolerance skills will help individuals cope with stressful events and emotions. Learn how to sit with, distract from, and accept painful emotions and urges when thing can't get better right away. Emotion regulation skills will focus on building an understanding of why we have emotions and the functions they serve.

We will review skills to be able to stop unwanted emotions from starting in the first place, change unwanted emotions once they start, increase resilience and the ability to cope with difficult things.

This group is for graduate students only.

This group will take place on Wednesdays from May 31-July 5, from 1:30-3pm in Thames Hall Rm. 3118. Register by emailing

Mindful Self-Compassion

This 4-week group will incorporate the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance emotional resilience. This group will explore how to cope with difficult emotions, maintain healthy relationships, and embrace both the positive and negative situations in life. Each session will include a meditation component, a self-compassion practice exercise, and a holistic arts-based activity to enhance our experiential learning.

This group is for graduate students only.

This group will take place on Thursdays (July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) from 1:30–3:30pm in Thames Hall. Register by emailing


Mental Health Workshops

Anxiety 101

Are you ready to take control of your anxiety? This 90-minute workshop will equip attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and manage anxiety. This workshop will offer practical knowledge and skills to address anxiety symptoms and how to cope.

Some of the topics that will be discussed are: What is anxiety?, Functional vs. Non-Functional Anxiety, What is my anxiety telling me?, What makes us more vulnerable to anxiety? and Coping strategies.  

This workshop is running the second Wednesday of each month February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 7 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in Thames Hall Rm 3176. Register by emailing

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

Check back for fall term dates.