Why join a group?    

It's normal to feel nervous about joining a group, but feedback we've had from students suggests it can help you feel supported, more confident in yourself and better connected with others. It's sometimes just helpful to know you're not alone in your difficulties.

These groups are popular, so when you sign up you'll be asked to make a commitment to coming along to each session. To help develop a safe and secure space, these groups are closed to new participants once they have begun.

Dates for each group will be confirmed at the beginning of term.

Women's group 

The Women's Group meet regularly during term time on a Wednesday. The group opens for new members at the beginning of each term but is closed after the first two sessions. Members are encouraged to make regular commitment to attend for the term. 


  • share thoughts and experiences
  • value and respect each other
  • listen and support each other
  • gain understanding of ourselves and others
  • feel more confident, healthier and happier.

Dates for next sessions to be confirmed

Contact Alexandra Way on or call +44 1752 587676 for further details.  

Alex Way - Women's group facilitator

To find out how to join the group, please email

Look after your mate

Students often come to us with concerns about their friends and peers. This workshop, developed by Student Minds, will give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need: spotting the signs that your friend is struggling, how to start a conversation and support them and when to signpost for further help - as well as looking after yourself in the process.

Dates and times
Wednesday 4 March, 10:00 – BGB 018 – book here
Monday 20 April, 10:00 – Rolle 211 – book here

Find out more and book onto one of these sessions.

Managing low mood – Mood boost 

The mood boost course is all about learning new skills and tools which you can use to feel better, happier, more relaxed and confident and less sad, irritated or worried. This course runs over four weekly sessions and encourages you to try new tools and put them into practice so that you make a start on building new mood boost habits.

You will need to commit to all 4 sessions which are taking place on the dates below. Beside each date is a link to book onto each week of the course.

Course 3 – book here
12 February 14:00 – Rolle 001
19 February 14:00 – Rolle 115
26 February 14:00 – Rolle 115
04 March 14:00 – Rolle 117

Course 4 – book here
22 April 14:00 – Rolle 102
29 April 14:00 – Rolle 115
06 May 14:00 – Rolle 115
13  May 14:00 – Rolle 115

Student Wellbeing Services – Plymouth campus

Student Services Hub, Ground Floor Nancy Astor Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Opening times: Monday–Friday, 8:30–17:00 (Wednesday open 10:00, Friday close 16:30)