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Students

Look After Your Mate


Covid-19 Update

'Look After Your Mate' has now been adapted into an online workshop delivered on Microsoft Teams. Please see below for our upcoming workshops. 

Upcoming Workshop Dates


Just 3.5% of students experiencing mental health difficulties disclosed this to their University in 2017/18 (HESA, 2018)

But 75% of students disclosed their struggles to a fellow student (Equality Challenge Unit, 2014)

'Look After Your Mate' is a workshop created by Student Minds to give students the tools and confidence they need to support their friends without it impacting negatively on their own health. It is a 3 hour workshop which is free to all current Leeds Beckett students.

During the session, you will learn

  • The challenges facing students today
  • How to recognise when someone is struggling
  • How to start a conversation
  • Empathy vs. sympathy
  • The power of listening
  • How to look after yourself
  • The importance of establishing boundaries
  • Where to get help

And much more!

Each workshop allows for plenty of discussion, activities and breaks. After completion, you will receive a certificate and lots of helpful resources. You will also be able arrange follow up appointments with a trainer to discuss your specific situations and receive specialist advice and guidance.


University Staff

If you are a member of staff looking to organise a workshop for your students, then please email us to request this.

Who are Student Minds?

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. They work with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students. You can find out more about the ways they do this and how to get involved on their website.

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This page was last modified: 04/03/2021

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