Groups and Workshops
Group counselling support and workshops have been demonstrated to be effective approaches to mental health and general well-being. Each of our groups are developed and delivered by Counselling Services Staff and are designed to meet a variety of student concerns. Students who choose to attend groups also experience the bonus of weekly access to mental health supports. In addition to groups and workshops provided by our counselling team, Trent Counselling Services is happy to share groups available to students by our community mental health partners.
Current Groups and Workshops
Social Association for Autistic Students (SAFAS)
Each Tuesday this year (with the exception of Reading Weeks and holidays), the Social Association for Autistic Students (SAFAS) will be meeting from 2:30-3:30PM in the SAS group room. We would love to have you join us!
The group will be facilitated by Kate Dykstra (SAS Accessibility Advisor), Stephanie Moeser (Trent Counselling Therapist) and Lauren Bremner (SAS Student Staff). Our groups will be mostly informal with the occasional more formal presentation given by various Trent departments from time to time.
Our sessions are open to all autistic students at Trent. You are welcome to attend all meetings, a meeting here and there, come late from class, leave early for class, etc.
Mindful Stress Management - (Start date to be determined)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of university life? Do you want to learn effective strategies to manage stress and improve your overall well-being? Our 5-week program provides a supportive and empowering space to do just that. Through a series of discussions and exercises, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the common triggers that lead to stress and anxiety, and learn how to label your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations related to these experiences. You'll also practice mindfulness techniques to use in moments of stress and anxiety, helping you to cultivate a sense of calm and insights needed to navigate these challenges.
If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Group for Racialized Students (Start date to be determined)
Learn to manage life moments better. Mindfulness and related practices assist in increasing focus and raising awareness of the present moment, not anxiously looking towards the future or living in the past. Participants will engage in mindful movement practices, meditation, reflective exercises and interactive discussion. Emphasis will be placed on creating a safe space for racialized students to contemplate, share authentically, listen deeply, and support one another in community.
Limited spaces. If interested, please contact email@example.com
Managing Anxiety and Stress 101 (Next dates to be determined)
Are anxiety and stress having a negative impact on your academic performance, social experiences and mental health wellness? In this group, learn how to develop strategies that can help you manage the challenges that you are experiencing.
If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mood Talks: Managing Low Mood & Improving Well-being (Next dates to be determined)
In this group you will learn about what low mood and depression symptoms are, as well as develop skills and strategies to cope with them. The group will be a safe space where you can share your experiences with symptoms of depression in a group setting and feel supported.
If you are interested in this group, please contact email@example.com.
Community Partner Groups and Workshops
Please visit the links below for current information.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Community Counselling Resource Centre