U-CAN: Psycho-Social Education Groups

Giving you skills to manage your mental health

Here to help you improve your levels of stress, anxiety and persistent low mood

U-CAN is a new 6-week Psycho-Social Education skills group, aimed to help you to develop skills which can positively impact how you manage your mental health using the 'Living Life to the Full' programme and low intensity CBT approaches, designed for those who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress and persistent low mood. The service is being offered at both University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, as part of two Office for Students funded projects looking to improve student mental health provision.

This group offer will be led by our team of NHS Mental Health Nurses and Clinical Practitioners who are employed by Mersey Care NHS Trust. In each session, you will look at ways to work on improving anxiety and stress levels or low mood, and to regain a sense of motivation and wellbeing. During the programme, you will have the opportunity to develop key life skills which can be used beyond the course.

In our sessions, there is no judgement, we’re just here to talk to you and help you work out why you feel as you do, to help you build your confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.

Each session will take place on a Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 and attendance at all six sessions is expected.

This offer has been co-produced with students, for students. The Project Team held focus groups; allowing students to voice their concerns, suggest improvements and highlight effective measures of University Mental Health services, and accessing these services. This has been incorporated into the key design and delivery principles of the U-CAN service.

To access this service, please either contact the Wellbeing Service or, if you have one, your Mental Health Advisor or Counsellor. They will then discuss the service in more detail with you and, if appropriate, refer you into the service.

Further information:

Session 1: Understanding your feelings, vicious cycle

Session 2: Doing things that make you feel better

Session 3: Looking at things differently

Session 4: Building inner confidence, how to fix almost everything 

Session 5: The things you do that mess you up

Session 6: 10 things you can do to feel happier straight away

Download our U-CAN Leaflet.