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.

Skills for Wellness

This is a six-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 toward a meaningful life.

Individuals interested can call 519-661-3030 to register. Keep in mind there is a cap on spots available, be sure to sign up as soon as possible to ensure a place in the group. Once signed up, a group facilitator will contact you to do an individual intake.

This group runs every Tuesday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. June 14th – July 19th. This group will be run in a hybrid model, with both virtual and in-person options for attendance.

  

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 link 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.

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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.

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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 link below to register on Western Connect:

Imposter Syndrome

No matter what you've achieved, or what praise you've heard about yourself, you can't shake the feeling that you are bound to fail, that you don't really deserve to be here, and that it's only a matter of time before the people around you realize this too - if they haven't already. Does this sound like you? If so, this workshop on Imposter Syndrome can provide information and strategies to unlearn these unhelpful beliefs and cultivate a greater sense of self.

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Sleep Hygiene

In this workshop, we will discuss what causes and contributes to sleep challenges and explore healthy ways of reducing stress and improving one's sleep.

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Digital Fatigue

Our world has become increasingly reliant on technology for connection and although convenient it can take a toll on one's well-being. From a desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone, no notification goes unnoticed, and it can feel like a never-ending cycle of digital to-dos. This workshop will focus on signs of digital fatigue and strategies to prevent and cope with navigating our digital world.

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