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Advice and Counselling Service

Groups and workshops

Students sitting around a table with a wellbeing adviser

There are a number of groups and workshops run by the Advice and Counselling Service, sometimes in liaison with external services.  Take a look below to see what groups are available.

PhD Support Group

The PhD Support Group is run by the Advice and Counselling Service and the Researcher Development team. It aims to provide a safe, confidential space in which PhD students support each other with personal, emotional and relationship issues that are holding them back. Find out more information on the PhD Support Group page

If you are a PG Research student, you can also attend workshops run by the Queen Mary Academy.

Support for Postgraduate Research students  

If you are a postgraduate research student, you can also attend a variety of courses run by the Queen Mary Academy aimed at supporting you through your doctoral studies.

Personal development workshops 


Mindfulness courses 

Learn more about how your mind works, and how this impacts on your everyday life including how you cope (or not) with pain, stress and difficulty.  

The sessions will involve some teaching, as well as guided meditation practices and group discussions. You will also be encouraged to do small “homework” assignments but these are not mandatory.   

Course dates

  • 4 week mindfulness course for students in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences: Monday 14th November - Monday 5th December from 6-8pm. Sign up now or register your interest for future dates!
  • 4 week mindfulness course for medical and dentistry students based at BARTS, Whitechapel campus: Monday 3rd October - October 24th in the Garrod Building from 6-8pm. Course finished.

We will update this page when new courses become available. 


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