Look after your Mate

In conjunction with ‘Student Minds’, the Counselling Service are offering a special 2-hour workshop on ‘University Mental Health Day’ 3rd March between 12 -2pm (HUMSS G10) to give you the skills and confidence to support friends who may be struggling with their mental health.   

The Workshop includes key practical tips for supporting a friend:

Spotting signs in a friend
How to start a conversation
How to support a friend: Listening and learning
Signposting to support
Looking after your own wellbeing as a supporter


This workshop is particularly suitable for any students who already have or are thinking of volunteering for a welfare role within the University or are thinking of a career in one of the ‘caring’ professions such as the health service, social work, therapists, health visitors, teaching or human resources.  It is open to all, but you need to register for a place.

To sign up, please register here:  


For more information, contact: counselling@reading.ac.uk or visit the Counselling & Wellbeing’s Blackboard Pages.