Wellbeing Programme – Bloomsbury Institute London

Wellbeing Programme

Our Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) employs two dedicated Wellbeing Advisors. They understand just how difficult it can sometimes be to balance your studies with the other areas of your life.

Our Wellbeing Programme offers you the opportunity to take time out and reflect on how your life could be enhanced by finding that sense of calm which lies at the heart of a balanced, fulfilling life. Relaxation, budgeting and health and nutrition workshops are all run through our Wellbeing Programme.

You’ll receive an email from SEWS at the beginning of each semester inviting you to the workshops. Simply reply to this email expressing your interest.

If you need to talk to anyone outside of the workshops, email sews@bil.ac.uk

You can also download a copy of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy.

Wellbeing Engagement Workshops

Enrolled students can watch recordings of the workshops on Canvas.

Studying in Higher Education – FY students only

Wednesday 6 October 2021, 12 – 1 PM

A session aimed at providing support and guidance to students who have recently embarked their journey in Higher Education. The session will include essential starter tips, advice on how to maintain good Wellbeing as well as a recap of the services available to students while studying at Bloomsbury Institute

Managing your budget

Wednesday 13 October 2021, 12 – 1 PM

This workshop has been structured to equip you with the necessary tools to effectively manage your budget. Budgeting is an important tool that can help you feel good about your finances. It ensures that you will always have enough money for the things you need and the things that are important to you.

How to schedule your time during assignments

Wednesday 20 October 2021, 12 – 1 PM

With the new start to the academic year, you should be thinking about how to get better at time management and organize your days so you can strike the right balance between home, work and university life. Come along for a few time management tips, so that you can do your best when submitting your assignments and also find moments to relax.

Stress Management

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 12 – 1 PM and 1 – 2 PM

Find out how stress affects the body and develop stress management strategies.

Mindfulness

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 12 – 1 PM

Tired of feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated & wondering if this is all that life has to offer? There is another way. This session is about mental health and mindfulness. Please come and join us; you’ll leave feeling relaxed and prepared for the new academic year.

How to sustain motivation to achieve your goals

Wednesday 24 November 2021, 12 – 1 PM

The aim of this workshop is to explore what Motivation is and how to achieve your goals. Motivation is one of the most important elements required to achieve greatness in life, it keeps you align towards your goals and helps you to work with great zeal. Goals are the steppingstone which lead towards your dreams and motivation is one of the biggest factors to achieve them.

Procrastination

Wednesday 1 December 2021, 12 – 1 PM

Find out the reasons behind procrastination, learn how to overcome them and why you should always eat a frog for breakfast.

Managing Mental Health during the holidays

Wednesday 8 December 2021, 12 – 1 PM

When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.

Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 12 – 1 PM & 1 -2 PM

Don’t let your inner critic sabotage your success! We know some of our students can have feelings of self-doubt, worried that someday soon, a teacher will realise they’re not just good enough. Find out how perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome are linked and discover ways to overcome them.

Practicing Self-reflection

Thursday, 10 Feb 2022, 12 – 1 PM & 1 -2 PM

Self-reflection is key to self-awareness, it allows us to look neutrally at our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions. Reflecting helps us to develop our skills and review their effectiveness. It is about questioning, in a positive way, what we do and why we do it and then deciding whether there is a better way of doing it in the future. This session will examine what self-reflection is, and provide tips, tools and strategies to promote the self-reflective practice. 

Combining Fun with Study. REALLY!!!

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 12 – 1 PM & 1 -2 PM

“Absolutely, come and find out how fun on the study journey can eliminate stress, create balance and promote a holistic academic lifestyle. Discover things you never considered fun, learn how to give yourself permission to engage in “Me Time” through the tips and tricks shared”

Resilience

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 12 – 1 PM & 1 -2 PM

What is resilience, why is it so important?
Resilience is the ability to recover and bounce back from a difficult or unpleasant situation or hardship that you may experience in life. This workshop has been structured to help you recognise and deal with day to day stress factors and build resilience towards them, allowing you to feel stronger and more capable to cope than before.

Mindfulness and Self-care

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 12 – 1 PM & 1 -2 PM

Making sure our own needs are met is as important as taking care of those we love most. When turning your attention toward yourself feels challenging, there are simple ways to move through the discomfort. Explore our new guide for tips, practices, and reminders on how to engage in self-care.

The Gratitude Project

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 12 – 1 PM & 1 -2 PM

Studies show that people who practise gratitude are more likely to thrive -which is exactly what we want for our students! Practicing gratitude helps protect us when we feel at our weakest. It’s not going to remove negative emotions or events but can make challenging times easier to manage by helping us be more compassionate towards ourselves and others.

All wellbeing workshops will be taking place face-to-face in 7 Bedford Square Ballroom, 1-2pm. If you cannot make a workshop, the recordings of the sessions will be available on our Canvas Wellbeing module.

Shop on a Budget

10 May 2022

Shopping on a budget – But who says grocery shopping has to be a hassle when you’re on a budget? The good news is that you don’t have to give up your favorite foods. You can eat delicious, balanced, and healthy meals that you and your entire family enjoy with a little ahead planning and creativity

Mindfulness and The Art Of Stillness

17 May 2022

Getting the most from our lives and being present in all that we do is an aspiration most of us share. However, to achieve this we need to pay attention and remain focused, which takes practice and the right guidance.

Come along for a talk about how important it is to take time for stillness. This enables people to achieve insight, making it one of the most effective techniques for claiming back some of our own time during the day.

Exploring London

7 June 2022

Today, London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with a rich history and some of the most outstanding culture on the planet

There is always something to see and do in London. With some of the world’s best art, entertainment, shopping, dining, and history, it’s impossible to be bored in London.

Let’s explore the best things to do in London!

Combining Fun with Study. REALLY!!!

21 June 2022

“Absolutely, come and found out how fun on the study journey can eliminate stress, create balance and promote a holistic academic lifestyle. Discover things you never considered fun, learn how to give yourself permission to engage in “Me Time” through the tips and tricks shared”

Imposter Syndrome

28 June 2022

Worried whether you’re good enough? We know some of our students can have feelings of self-doubt, scared that someday soon, someone will realise they’re not just good enough. Don’t let your inner critic sabotage your success! Find out ways to overcome Imposter Syndrome so you can thrive on your course

Stress Management

5 July 2022

Find out how stress affects the body and develop stress management strategies.

Shop on a Budget

19 July 2022

Shopping on a budget – But who says grocery shopping has to be a hassle when you’re on a budget? The good news is that you don’t have to give up your favorite foods. You can eat delicious, balanced, and healthy meals that you and your entire family enjoy with a little ahead planning and creativity

British identity & Culture

2 August 2022

National identities are all about emotional and cultural attachments.

This means that there are many differences between the people living here. There are people of different cultures, traditions, sexual orientations, genders, mental and physical abilities, beliefs, religions and ethnicities. This is something which makes our nation an exciting place to live. Diversity helps us to learn and grow as people. It is something to be celebrated.

Exploring London 

9 August

Today, London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with a rich history and some of the most outstanding culture on the planet.

There is always something to see and do in London. With some of the world’s best art, entertainment, shopping, dining, and history, it’s impossible to be bored in London.

Let’s explore the best things to do in London!