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Psychological Services & Disability Support Services

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT

The GIAP provides a regular time and space to explore those issues that are causing you concern or distress, promoting  personal insight as well as effective coping strategies, wellbeing and academic success. This relationship is built on a supportive, confidential environment with a professional, Clinical Psychologist.

The most common issues that students experience include: Anxiety and Panic | Depression | Bereavement and Loss | Procrastination/Perfectionism | Anxiety Exam |  Study Skills | High Standards | Course-related decision making | Conflict or Crisis Situations | Family and Relationship issues | Self-Harm and Suicidal feelings | Homesickness.

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RELAXATION AND STRESS REDUCTION GROUPS

This four-week programme (View Article – Heitor & Medina 2014) involves intensive training in formal and informal relaxation techniques practice and their applications to everyday life addressing both physical and psychological-emotional wellbeing.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Programme was developed as a psychological approach and commonly include relaxation techniques (such as deep breathing, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, guided imagery), exercises from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and daily homework tasks.

Current and Upcoming Groups
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MENTAL HEALTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAMME

Mental Health Ambassadors Programme offers a cycle of thematic training sessions conducted by GIAP’ clinical psychologists, over a period of six weeks to promote mental health and wellbeing in P.PORTO’s community. During the programme, we discuss mental and emotional health, warning signs of someone in distress or crisis, most effective ways to approach and talk to others who may be having a difficult time; how to connect peers with appropriate help, and the most helpful resources.

The programme includes the following modules: Anxiety | Panic | Depression | Bereavement and Loss | Shyness and Social Anxiety | Self-Harm | Suicidal feelings | Dating Violence and unhealthy relationships | Discrimination and Prejudice | Eating Disorders | Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction | Gambling

Current and Upcoming Courses
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DISABILITY INCLUSION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS

GIAP provides appropriate information, advice, screening and specialist support relating to inclusion issues including a wide range of disabilities, medical and mental health conditions, developmental disorders (such as autism spectrum disorders) and formally diagnosed specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia).

Reasonable adjustments are made flexibly, as a result of the negotiation between the academic staff, our service staff and the student, in order to provide the best possible opportunity to succeed in their studies, and encouraging independence and responsibility.

Our staff is also available to meet with prospective students to help plan their studies at P.PORTO.