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Look after your mental health this semester

Thursday, 25 February 2021

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ECU Student Counselling have a range of workshops and groups to assist students with managing their mental health and building skills.

Upcoming Workshops

On Friday you can log on to the session 'Care to Create: Self-care for Creative Brains' to learn about how creativity is a brain skill and develop strategies to keep you at an optimum creative level.

In March there's a workshop on how to look after your mental health so you get the most out of your studies, it's called 'iCare: Self-care for Study Success'. You can sign up for the workshop which is being held on all campuses, plus there's also an online session.

If you're heading out on a placement, you won't want to miss 'Prep for Prac', an interactive workshop that will assist you in managing stress and anxiety while on placement. This workshop will also share some great strategies for assertive communication and how to deal with feedback.

In April, you can spend some time focusing on your resilience abilities with 'Study with Strength', a workshop that introduces practical strategies for strengthening your resilience and making the most of all the support services available at ECU.

Groups

The ECU Counselling, Equity, Diversity and Disability Services are also excited to announce that three therapy groups will be running in Semester 1 2021.

'Thriving at UNI with ADHD' is a therapy group devoted to helping students with ADHD to pursue a full and meaningful tertiary study experience. Over 10 sessions, group members will meet face-to-face and develop skills using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to relate differently to personal ADHD concerns.

If you struggle with worrying and rumination, the 'Can’t Stop Overthinking' group will assist you to build practical skills to address repetitive, negative thinking linked to anxiety and depression. The treatment used is Metacognitive Therapy, an evidence-based approach based on the premise that our initial negative thoughts are NOT the problem, rather how we respond to our thoughts is the issue.

'Proud and Thriving' is a new group starting in 2021. This therapy group is devoted to helping LGBTQI+ students manage their mental health differently and experience a full and meaningful tertiary study experience. Participants in this group will be guided to relate differently to their mental health and celebrate everything wonderful about being themselves.

Take a look at all the workshops and groups on offer and sign up.

The ECU Counselling is a free service available to all enrolled students. Find out more about their services and take a look at their tip sheets that provide advice on a wide range of topics.

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