Student workshops

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free workshops and webinars on a range of personal development, mental health and wellbeing issues each semester. Mental Health First Aid and other training programs are also available for both students and staff.

On this page:

Tuesday lunchtime workshops
Break free from anxiety workshops
International student workshops
Mid-week mindfulness
Webinars
Special interest workshops
Mental Health First Aid training

2019 student workshop program

Download a copy of the Student Workshop Program (PDF 207.1 KB)

Tuesday lunchtime workshops

No registration required. Arrive early to get a seat!

WorkshopDate/timeLocation
Enhance your academic performance 
Life skills to improve your motivation and performance
Tuesday 6 August
1-2PM
Stop 1
Level 1 - Room 109
Overcoming procrastination 
Explore ways to stay on track and get things done
Tuesday 13 August
1-2PM
Stop 1
Level 1 - Room 109
Creating social connections 
Feel more confident and connected in social situations
Tuesday 27 August
1-2PM
Stop 1
Level 1 - Room 109
Optimising focus and attention
Train your attention, build concentration, remain calm and focused under pressure
Tuesday 3 September
1-2PM
Stop 1
Level 1 - Room 109
Assertive communication
Learn to express yourself more clearly and confidently
Tuesday 17 September
1-2PM
Stop 1
Level 1 - Room 109
Resilience and wellbeing
Build resilience, manage stress, and live a happier, more meaningful life
Tuesday 8 October
1-2PM
Stop 1
Level 1 - Room 110

Break free from anxiety workshops

Learn and practise psychological skills to better manage stress and anxiety.

WorkshopDate/timeLocationRegistration
Break free from anxiety (2 x half-day workshops) Friday 16 August and Friday 23 August
1 - 4.30pm
To be advised Registration closed
Break free from anxiety (2 x half-day workshops) Thursday 12 September and Thursday 19 September
9.30am - 1pm
To be advised Registration closed
Break free from anxiety (full-day workshop) Wednesday 2 October
9.30am - 4.30pm
To be advised Registration closed
Break free from anxiety (full-day workshop) Friday 1 November
9.30am - 4.30pm
To be advised Registration closed

International student workshops

Share and reflect on your experience as an international student and extend your social network. Gain support from counsellors and other international students in learning ways to adjust to a new environment, build meaningful relationships, and maintain positive wellbeing. 

WorkshopDate/timeLocationRegistration

Settling in as an international student

More information about this workshop (PDF 517.0 KB)

Wednesday 31 July
3-5 PM
To be advised Registration closed

Settling in as an international student

More information about this workshop (PDF 517.0 KB)

Wednesday 9 October
3-5 PM
To be advised Registration closed

Mid-week mindfulness

Learn about mindfulness through brief guided exercises. No registration required - just drop in!

WorkshopDate/timeLocation

Mid-week mindfulness

More information about mid-week mindfulness (PDF 253.0 KB)

Every Wednesday, 31 July - 23 October
1:15-2PM

Parkville campus
Leigh Scott Room,
Baillieu Library

Webinars

WebinarDate/timeRegistration
Social anxiety program
This three-week online program will help you understand social anxiety and offer strategies to overcome it.
  • Friday 30 August
  • Friday 6 September
  • Friday 13 September
  • 1-2PM
Registration closed

Special interest workshops

WorkshopDate/timeLocationRegistration

Studying on the spectrum

How to survive and thrive at uni with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Tuesday 10 September
1-2PM
To be advised Registration closed

Coming/living out of your cultural zone

Struggling with sexuality or questioning gender identity from a different cultural perspective? Join a safe space for discussion, ideas, and support.

To be advised To be advised

Register an expression of interest

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training

Learn to recognise and assist someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis.

Learn more and register