Our Mind Yourself: How to Improve and Protect Your Mental Health training programme is a three-hour student-led workshop, developed in collaboration with Two Roads CIC; an award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise that develops and delivers training to improve emotional health and safety and to help people understand how to reduce suicide risk. 

Mind Yourself and its accompanying workshop, Mind Your Mate, form part of our aim to build a community of Mental Health Champions, reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, and cut down the barriers that prevent students from accessing the help and support they need.  

You can improve your mental health by changing four things: learn how to feel happier more often, discover how to feel better about yourself, feel more connected to other people in your life, and become more resilient when things become stressful.  

Our Mind Yourself programme has the overall aim of informing participants how to develop flourishing mental health. 

The programme covers the following areas: 

Section 1 

Understanding the Mental Health Spectrum  



  • Understanding the mental health spectrum 

  • The human negativity bias, stress, and the positivity ratio  

  • Neuroplasticity   


Section 2  

Habits and Skills of Mentally Healthy People 


  • Gratitude  

  • Forgiveness 

  • Self-forgiveness  

  • Hedonic moments 

  • Mindfulness and meditation  

  • Mindful activities  

  • Kindness  

  • Optimistic explanatory style 


Section 3  

Emotional Resilience  


  • Emotional recovery 

  • Sustainability  

  • Protective factors  

  • Risk factors 

  • Reducing risk of depression  



Our workshops are free for all University of Glasgow students and staff to attend. Upon successful completion of our Mind Your Mate and Mind Yourself workshops, you will receive a completion certificate signed-off by the University’s Chief Operating Officer, acknowledging your status as a University Mental Health Champion. 

For more information, please contact workshops@src.gla.ac.uk


Frequently Asked Questions 

Will I be asked to introduce myself and why I am attending?  

No. Nobody is asked who they are or why they are attending the programme. Participants can observe and listen, or they can participate more actively in the exercises; it is totally up to the participant.  

Will I be asked any direct questions? 

No, all questions are asked of the whole group and participants can answer if they wish. 

Will I be asked to participate in any role-plays?  

No – there are no role-plays in the training programme.