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Term 2 - Weekly Themes

Relaxation and planning ahead

As we head towards the end of term, you may find you have more opportunities to take some time to relax and unwind. After a really busy term, it is important to prioritise time to recover in order to replenish your resources ready for the next challenge. A good starting point is making sure that your Foundations of Wellbeing are in place.  

If you’re looking to relax, but don’t know how, you might find it helpful to have a look at our webpage on Relaxation which includes tips as well as a range of useful self-help references. You also might like to have a look at our list of library resources specifically aimed at relaxation (scroll down the page to the section on Stress/relaxation).  

Once you have had a chance to rest and recover, you are likely to feel in a better place to start preparing for the next steps. Being proactive and putting strategies in place to help you manage can reduce the chance of you feeling overwhelmed or stressed.  

For example:    

  • Looking ahead, can bring about feelings of worry about what is coming next. Our Steps to Wellbeing session focusses Managing Uncertainty and will be running this week. More information and registration can be found on our website.  

Students that attended the session last term said, ‘the tips and strategies discussed in the session were really useful and easy to implement in order to reduce stress and uncertainty’ and ‘I found it helpful as it gave me information about resources I wasn’t aware were available’.   

  • You might also benefit from starting to plan how you will manage your workload next term while also looking after yourself and your wellbeing. Our Work-life Balance page can help with this.  

If you would like to speak to someone at Wellbeing about this week’s theme or anything else that you would like some advice on, you can have a brief consultation with a Wellbeing Adviser. For an in person brief consultation, please drop by the Wellbeing and Student Support reception on the ground floor at Senate House. Brief consultations are available Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm and you do not need to prebook.  

For an online appointment, please access the Wellbeing Portal where you can join a virtual queue for a brief consultation with an adviser, Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. 


The following videos may prove helpful to some students to view both prior to arrival and upon arrival.

Before arrival:
On arrival:

Hear from Sophie,

Meet our team member Sophie, who is here to talk you through managing your anxiety.

Understanding Wellbeing

A new online module is now available for all Warwick students. It has been designed to improve the wellbeing literacy of students at Warwick and has been co-created by IATL Staff and Students to make sure that it can be accessible to all and geared for often time-constrained University life.

To access the Online Module on Moodle click here

You may find it helpful to view a 2 minute introduction to the module.