Being an adult can be hard. But our resources and workshops can help level up your skills.
Free lunchtime life skills webinars
You can attend all of them or choose the topic that you would like to learn more about.
Time, dates and topics*:
- ‘Let’s talk’ – Wednesday, 19 August at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- ‘Creating calm’ – Tuesday, 8 September at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- ‘Sleep better, feel better’ – Tuesday, 15 September at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- ‘Stress and anxiety – a different approach’ – Tuesday, 22 September at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- ‘Taking ownership of your experience and assertiveness’ – Tuesday, 29 September at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- ‘Meeting the inner critic with compassion’ – Tuesday, 6 October at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- ‘Overwhelm and the sensitive mind’ – Tuesday, 13 October at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- ‘Manage your overthinking’ – Tuesday, 20 October at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- ‘Time to relax’ – Tuesday, 27 October at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
*subject to change
Booking: Book your session/s on zoom webinar
Life skills resources
These sheets provide advice and guidance for conflict resolution, stress management and general mental wellbeing. They’re intended for information only and shouldn’t be seen as a substitute for professional advice.
The videos in this webinar that are shown are:
Handouts can be downloaded from this website.
Reference (webinar sleep better, feel better)
- Baddiel, D (2020) Sleeping with David Baddiel. Audible Original Pocast
- Lamond, N. & Dawson, D. (1999), Quantifying the performance impairment associated with fatigue. Journal of Sleep Research, 8: 255–262.
- Smolensky, M & Lamberg, L. (2002) The body clock guide to better health: How to use your body’s natural clock to fight illness and achieve maximum health. Holt Paperbacks.
- Walker, M. (2017) Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. Scribner, NY.
- Weil, A (2020) Video: Breathing Exercises: 4-7-8 Breath [online].
Relaxation information sheet [.pdf 30KB] covers the following:
- Why do you need to take time to relax?
- Relaxation & study
- What does ongoing stress do to the human body?
- Why take a deep breath?
- How to breathe for relaxation
- Additional methods of relaxation.
Eating disorders: Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating information sheet [.pdf 48KB] includes information on:
- What are eating disorders?
- Bulimia and binge eating disorder
- Treatment options
- Tips for self-help
- How to help a friend with an eating disorder
- Further information and resources.
Overcoming homesickness and adjusting to university life [.pdf 51KB] contains tips for international students and other newcomers, including:
- What is homesickness?
- How can you tell if you are homesick or having difficulty adjusting?
- How homesickness or adjustment difficulties can affect your life
- Treatment options
- Tips for self-help.
Information for new mature-aged students [.pdf 41KB] covers many frequently asked questions and some helpful tips on adjusting to university life.
- Common responses and beliefs
- Helpful tips
- Stages of grief
- “Can we still be friends?”
- Beginning a new relationship
- When children are involved
- Specialist help.