Groups and workshops

Our Service offers students the opportunity to attend short-term groups or workshops, and work individually but alongside other students who may feel similarly, which can be an empowering and unifying experience. All our groups and workshops are “closed”, which means only students who have been referred by their assessing therapist can attend.

Personal Empowerment (PEMP) Group

Our PEMP Group runs once a term for four sessions over a five week period, and is aimed at students who experience emotions intensely, and feel repeatedly stuck or overwhelmed. The group supports students to start building resilience and emotional regulation by gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, developing the strength to embrace emotional difficulties, and move forward with new perspectives and stronger coping strategies.

Referral to our PEMP Group is via a Welcome Appointment. Please refer into our Service via our online self-referral form.

Feedback received for our PEMP group:

  • “Being able to discuss and debate things but also not being alone”
  • “Being able to connect with others”
  • “The handouts are really good, the facilitators are incredible. This has been really helpful having advice from people my own age”
  • “The exchange with others and safe feeling in the group. Honesty about problems shared”
  • “Please know that you have both made a huge difference to me and my mental health”


Time for Loss Group

We all experience loss through the course of our lives. Perhaps it is the loss of a person when a relationship or friendship ends, or maybe the loss of home when we move for work or study. Perhaps it is a bereavement.

If you are experiencing any issues around loss - whether current or a past - Time for Loss may be of interest to you.

Time for Loss is an informal, termly group, facilitated by two practitioners from our service. We meet to offer a safe and supportive space for students to talk and be heard around the issue of loss, with a view to coming to terms with that experience.

The group runs once a term, for three sessions. The meeting venue is Furness Back Bar Room (A29) which can be accessed from Furness foyer or the walkway above Pizzetta Republic.

All are welcome. To attend, simply register via our LibCal calendar.


Questions about our groups and workshops?

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of the above.