University can be a challenging time. Having to adapt to a new environment with new people, routines, responsibilities and expectations can be stressful, and students’ experiences can have an enormous impact on both their immediate and future wellbeing and choices.
We work with tutors, staff and students to help them build resilience and develop positive, protective everyday habits. By combining relevant theory with practical tools, we help them to better manage pressure and change and to develop skills that can support them throughout their lives.
Although coping with uncertainty can be difficult, there are always things we can do. Over the last few weeks, Positive have had a number of requests from organisations looking for support with navigating the challenges associated with coronavirus. We have therefore put…
Focus has been described by Daniel Goleman as ‘the hidden driver of excellence’ . We can’t perform at our best if we can’t manage our attention. It is also inextricably linked to our psychological wellbeing. It’s not just our productivity that stands to suffer if…
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘stress’? For many people, the word has overwhelmingly negative connotations: poor health, premature ageing, even early death. Whilst educating people on the dangers of stress is undoubtedly important, the downside…
Positive Group and Radio Wolfgang are thrilled to announce the launch of their second podcast series, The Resilient Road. The Resilient Road brings together remarkable real-life stories of resilience with accessible insights from psychology and neuroscience. Positive explores questions such…
"I loved it! The facilitators were amazing – they were well prepared and worked brilliantly together… The sessions were full of useful tools to help us to relax and become more resilient, and to help us realise that everyone can have difficult experiences; no one is ever alone."
Student, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford
"The Positive experience was effective, hands-on and empowering. It’s given me helpful practical tools, I feel more in control of my thoughts and I have more positivity to share with others!"
Student, University of Reading
"The programme equips students with the information and resources they need to develop their psychological wellbeing and resilience, which is both important and relevant given the very real links between psychological health, day-to-day functioning and academic performance."
Dr Rachel Buxton, Senior Tutor, Merton College, Oxford