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TALKWORKS for Students

Wellbeing Workshops


Do you struggle to get to sleep or keep waking up at night? Do you find it hard to manage stress and feel overwhelmed? Would you like to improve your physical and mental wellbeing? If so, you may benefit from our Student Only Wellbeing Workshops.

Run exclusively for University of Exeter Students, TALKWORKS' wellbeing workshops are here to help you learn healthy habits to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. We'll teach you how to make manageable changes to your everyday life so that you can feel happier and put your wellbeing first. Whether you want to improve your sleep, learn how to manage stress or simply live a healthier and happier lifestyle; our workshops are here to help.


Stress less with TALKWORKS is a two-hour workshop introducing you to a range of techniques to help you manage stress. The workshop is a small introduction to what we can do to help you with your wellbeing.

The workshop covers managing when worry is taking over your life; creating manageable routines and tips to help you get a better night’s sleep. More details on upcoming dates and times are available below.


The course follows a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach which involves learning how our thoughts, behaviour and feelings interact. Over six sessions you will learn techniques for challenging negative thoughts, changing unhelpful behaviour and dealing with worry. CBT has proven to be very effective for common mental health problems including depression and anxiety.


Do you struggle to get to sleep or keep waking up at night? Do you find it hard to switch off and find your sleep suffers as a result? If so, you may benefit from our TALKWORKS For Improving Sleep workshop, where we’ll teach you some handy tools and techniques to help you get a better night's sleep, including:

  • The science of sleep
  • Common sleep problems and their causes
  • Quality of sleep vs quantity
  • Evidence-based ways of improving sleep
  • Additional support available

Take a look at the dates below for our upcoming sessions and find out more information on how to sign up below:

Student Only Wellbeing Workshop (Week 1) Wednesday 2 February 16:00
Student Only Wellbeing Workshop (Week 2) Wednesday 9 February 16:00
Student Only Wellbeing Workshop (Week 3) Wednesday 16 February 16:00
Student Only Wellbeing Workshop (Week 4) Wednesday 23 February 16:00
TALKWORKS For Sleep Student Only Workshop Thursday 24 February 15:00
Student Only Wellbeing Workshop (Week 5) Wednesday 2 March 16:00
Student Only Wellbeing Workshop (Week 6) Wednesday 9 March 16:00
Stress Less Student Only Workshop Wednesday 16 March 16:00


Choose your preferred date and time from the list above, and then call us on 0300 555 3344 to book your place. All of our places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. We will be continually adding more dates to our list, so if you can’t find a date that works for you, make sure you check back on our website or follow our Facebook or Twitter pages for all our latest news.

Your experience with us

Your feedback matters

“I could not fault the service I received. I was listened to and given so many different resources to help my anxiety and depression. I was so very low a year ago but with the amazing support from my therapist I feel more and more myself every day. Thank you TALKWORKS.”

“I was apprehensive about using the service thinking I wasn't "bad" enough but a talk to the cardiac group by a TALKWORKS practitioner gave me confidence to self-refer. I was referred with respect and taken seriously throughout, felt safe and was given tools and advice to help myself take control of my situation.”

“The therapy gently supported me to both understand and come to terms with my diagnosis and how it has impacted on me as a person for so many years. I felt I could be open and honest in a very safe space. I not only feel better, I understand myself better too.”