KQ Wellbeing Special Interest Group: Mental Wellbeing

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Join the KQ for this Wellbeing Special Interest Group Meeting focussing specifically on Mental Wellbeing and Mental Health.

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Our first meeting for the Wellbeing SIG will be focussed on Mental Wellbeing. As COVID-19 restrictions begin to be reinforced, thinking about our mental health and wellbeing is becoming ever-more important. This event will include a talk from The Psychology Department at City, University of London and C&I NHS Trust's Recovery College. We'll discuss the trials and tribulations of mental health research, as well as practical tips to support mental wellbeing at work.

About the Wellbeing Special Interest Group:

The Knowledge Quarter Wellbeing Special Interest Group has been formed to share deeper learning and share knowledge related to physical and mental wellbeing. This group aims to:

  • bring together people who are interested in practises that can improve and support the wellbeing of staff in the KQ;
  • allow for sign posting local expertise on wellbeing within the KQ and beyond;
  • allow for the sharing of toolkits and best practises between KQ staff members;
  • provide an opportunity to share the latest research about Wellbeing;
  • explore the diverse approaches to wellbeing across the sectors (e.g. Arts organisations, data scientists, tech companies, universities etc).

Our Virtual Events: 

Our virtual events are becoming increasingly popular and often completely sell out. To ensure you are able to join the event, please 'arrive' (via the link sent through Eventbrite ) around 5 minutes before the start. This will ensure you are able to be let into the Zoom room before we reach full capacity.

Once you have signed up via Eventbrite you will receive a Zoom link by email 48 hrs before, 2 hrs before and 10 minutes before the event, please check your JUNK folder for these emails as they are sent directly through Eventbrite's system.

You do not need to download Zoom software in order to participate - there is a web browser version which works perfectly well.

If you have any questions please get in touch with the KQ events team: Bhav or Jemima.

Can’t attend but want to receive invitations to future private virtual views? Sign up to our updates here.

About The Psychology Department, City, University of London

The Psychology Department at City are currently examining the psychological risk factors that underpin high levels of anxiety, depression and stress in undergraduate students. When the pandemic unfolded earlier this year, they started to examine the impact this had on student wellbeing and are continuing to monitor this as the circumstances continue to unfold.

They are a thriving, research intensive department, conducting world class research across many areas of psychology including autism, memory, decision making and cognitive neuroscience.

The Department of Psychology was one of only 13 UK universities to make it in to the top 100 of the 2018 Times Higher Education World Rankings (Psychology subject rankings) and ranked top 200 in the world and top 30 in the UK by the QS World University Rankings.

About The Recovery College

The Recovery College team co-produce mental health and wellbeing training courses. They believe recovery is a journey, not a destination and that we are all students of life.

The tutors have professional and lived experience of mental and physical health challenges. They include staff peer and professional tutors as well as psychologists, occupational therapists, nurses and social workers from Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, as well as experts from the Third Sector, including Mind in Camden, and Castlehaven.

The Recovery College is a non-judgmental place where people can be truly authentic through sharing their stories and experience of their journey to wellbeing. They believe that everyone on their courses, tutors and students, bring their own expertise.

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