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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


CPSL Mind Tools and Techniques Workshop

CPSL Mind (the local Cambridge Mind mental health charity) and the University of Cambridge have teamed up with Mind, the leading mental health charity, to pilot their new Mentally Healthy Universities programme.


The programme offers a short four-part course designed specifically for undergraduates and delivered by experienced mental health trainers which we, the Modern and Medieval Languages department will be recommending for students to attend.


All of the sessions create spaces for students to discuss and learn about mental health with peers, share experiences and knowledge, and break down stigma.


Sessions will be delivered online, on Zoom.


Courses & Workshops


Tools and Techniques for Student Mental Health


90% of students who completed the course last year said they felt more confident looking after their mental health and 100% said they would recommend it to a friend.


•           Four 2-hour interactive workshops over four weeks

•           30 mins independent online learning between sessions

•           10-15 students per course


This four-part course will introduce you to different tools and techniques that you and your friends can use to look after yourselves and stay mentally healthy during your studies.


This course is run by CPSL Mind in partnership with the University as part of Mind’s Mentally Healthy Universities Programme.


•           Week one: It matters what you focus on – attention training

•           Week two: Habits and dwelling – how to change them

•           Week three: Dealing with difficult emotions – keeping your balance

•           Week four: Transforming worries and improving performance.

Sessions are open to any undergraduate student. You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to sign up.




Are the workshops right for me?


The Mentally Healthy Universities Programme aims to prevent poor mental health and wellbeing by helping you to look after yourself during your studies and into the workplace, and to know what support is available should you need it. The sessions are not a replacement for 1-1 support. If you are already experiencing high levels of distress and you think you might need help, please go to

  • The University Counselling Service, to arrange to speak to a counsellor or mental health advisor;
  • The Disability Resource Centre, for support and advice concerning an ongoing mental health disability;
  • NHS 111 (option 2), for 24/7 help in a mental health crisis; or
  • your College tutor (or nurse), for general support, signposting and to discussing further options.


Registration & more information

To sign up, please visit:

For more information, please visit:

If you would like to speak to someone about the workshops and courses, please contact Emma from CPSL Mind: or Chad from the University of Cambridge: