Free

UEL Wellbeing Week 2020

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

University of East London (all campuses)

check event details

check event details

various

United Kingdom

Event description
Free wellbeing activities for students and staff. Please see below for more details...

About this Event

UEL takes your wellbeing seriously.

That is why we have organised UEL Wellbeing Week - a week of free activities for UEL students and staff. The week is focused around University Mental Health Day on Thursday 5th March 2020.

There will be fitness, drama, meditation, gardening and more! We strongly encourage you to take some time out of your day, where possible, to get involved.

As part of the week, we also want to hear from you, our students and staff, on how you think UEL is currently supporting your mental health at University.

Over the coming months, the University will be using the recently published University Mental Health Charter to help map out our current provision and identify areas for improvement.

We are holding focus groups throughout the week that give you the opportunity to have your say and make an important contribution to this project.

If you want to be part of the conversation, then please join us at one of our focus groups.

If you have any questions about UEL Wellbeing Week or the University Mental Health Charter you can email us at umhcharter@uel.ac.uk

Please see below for a full timetable of activities.

  • Many of the sessions can be booked in advance - please click register to secure your space.
  • If you are unable to book, then please do come along and we will do our best to fit you into the session.
  • All activities are for UEL staff and students
  • Please bring your ID card with you.

Monday 2nd March 2020

Gym access - 09:00-11:00 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance your wellbeing. Come along to Sportsdock between 09:00 and 11:00 to gain full access to the gym. Just tell the person at the reception desk that you are here for UEL Wellbeing Week and you will be given your free pass.

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Brew Monday - 12:00-14:00 Atrium (East Building), Docklands

The Student Wellbeing Service at the University of East London is backing a national campaign to get together today with loved ones, friends and colleagues to talk about our problems over a cuppa and turn ‘Blue Monday’ into ‘Brew Monday.’

We want to encourage all our students to take time out of their day and talk about their troubles over a cup of tea.

University Mental Health Charter Focus Group (STAFF ONLY) - 12:30-13:30 DL.3.02, Docklands

UEL is using the recently published University Mental Health Charter to guide our conversations with students and staff. The Charter provides a set of principles to support universities across the UK in making mental health a university-wide priority.

We want to hear how UEL is currently affecting your mental health and wellbeing. We also want to hear your ideas on how we might be able to improve.

Mindfulness - 12:30-13:30 EB.1.45, Docklands

Mindfulness helps you to pay more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you. This can have a positive effect on your mental wellbeing and help you to deal with stress or anxiety.

Don't worry if you've never meditated before - everyone is welcome at this session.

Circuits (class) 13:00-13:30 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood, reduce stress and boost our self-esteem. Come along to one of the classes at Sportsdock and there is a good chance of some smiles and a very good chance of some sweat!

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Master your mind - introduction to CBT - 15:15-16:45 US.2.03, University Square Stratford

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. Come along to this introductory session to find out more and learn some practical techniques.

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Gym access - 09:00-11:00 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance your wellbeing. Come along to Sportsdock between 09:00 and 11:00 to gain full access to the gym. Just tell the person at the reception desk that you are here for UEL Wellbeing Week and you will be given your free pass.

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Wellbeing Stroll - 11:00-11:30 Student Hub, Docklands

Join a member of the wellbeing team for a gentle half hour stroll up and down the waterfront at Docklands campus. It will be a chance to stretch your legs and, if you fancy, talk to someone about anything that’s on your mind. Meet and finish at Student Hub, Docklands.

You don't need to register for this activity on Eventbrite.

Thyme for Change - 12:00-14:00 Reception area, Computer & Conference Centre, Stratford

Come along to explore the link between gardening and good mental wellbeing. You will be able to plant seeds in your own personalised pot and will also be able to set a goal you would like to work towards as your herb grows.

You don't need to register for this activity on Eventbrite.

Body Burn (class) - 12:30-13:00 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood, reduce stress and boost our self-esteem. Come along to one of the classes at Sportsdock and there is a good chance of some smiles and a very good chance of some sweat!

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins

Optimal Iron Man (class) - 13:00-13:30 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood, reduce stress and boost our self-esteem. Come along to one of the classes at Sportsdock and there is a good chance of some smiles and a very good chance of some sweat!

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins

Wellbeing Walk - 13:00-15:00 Student Hub, Docklands

Join a member of the wellbeing team for a 2-hour walk along the Thames path to Greenwich. The Thames path is part of a 200 mile long walkway that stretches from London to Oxford. Take the chance to stretch your legs and take in the sights of London as you travel on foot along the UK’s most famous river.

With plenty of time to talk, you’ll have an opportunity to open up about what’s on your mind to one of the team or the other walkers (only if you want to of course). We’ll end up with a drink in Greenwich’s famous Gypsy Moth pub next to the Cutty Sark.

You don't need to register for this activity on Eventbrite.

Master your mind - introduction to CBT - 15:30-17:00 UH.1.32, Stratford

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. Come along to this introductory session to find out more and learn some practical techniques.

Wednesday 4th March 2020

Gym access - 09:00-11:00 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance your wellbeing. Come along to Sportsdock between 09:00 and 11:00 to gain full access to the gym. Just tell the person at the reception desk that you are here for UEL Wellbeing Week and you will be given your free pass.

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Coping with Stress - delivered by Newham Talking Therapies - 10:00-12:00 UH.3.12, Stratford

We are delighted that our local partners are coming onto campus to deliver a light hearted and interactive session.

The session will focus on building up your resilience and providing tips and advice on how to cope with stress - whether you are a student or a member of staff.

Neuroscience & Creativity - 11:00-13:00 CC.1.17, Stratford

Presented by Jude Kidd, this workshop will cover topics including:

  • Our understanding and knowledge of the brain in relation to current research and the impact of secure and adversely affected childhood development.
  • The effects of acute and chronic trauma to psychological and physical development over the lifespan.
  • The role of mentalisation, sensory integration, imaginative and creative play in the reparative treatment process.

Jude Kidd’s career spans four decades working with creativity, in health, education, business and management. She holds a double Masters in Dramatherapy (MA) and Neuroscience (MSc) and has a special interest in the capacity of the brain and body to repair through the imaginative process.

Dynamic Pilates (class) - 12:00-12:30 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood, reduce stress and boost our self-esteem. Come along to one of the classes at Sportsdock and there is a good chance of some smiles and a very good chance of some sweat!

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins

Look after your mate - 12:30-13:30 EB.1.45, Docklands

Look After Your Mate is an interactive workshop for students who may be supporting a friend experiencing emotional difficulties. You will also learn more about mental health, the support available for university students, and how to look after your own wellbeing whilst at university.

Optimal Core (class) - 13:00-13:30 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood, reduce stress and boost our self-esteem. Come along to one of the classes at Sportsdock and there is a good chance of some smiles and a very good chance of some sweat!

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins

RAMHHE Focus Group - 13:30-14:30 CW.0.48, Stratford

RAMHHE (Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education) is a student-led campaign and research project based in UEL and focuses on the mental health of university students.

We are inviting the RAMHHE student ambassadors and volunteers to take part in a focus group to hear their views on the University Mental Health Charter and discuss their experiences at UEL in relation to mental health.

My Beautiful Black Dog (performance) - 13:30-14:30 (followed by an optional workshop) University Square Stratford

Performance featuring all of the songs and poems from the show 'My Beautiful Black Dog' by Brigitte Aphrodite performed by Brigitte and Quiet Boy.

It is a critically acclaimed show that has toured nationally. A poetically wild musical exploring the difficult and beauteous complexity of our fragile minds. It challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs.

Following the performance is the exciting opportunity to take part in a creative workshop. The workshop has been developed in partnership with the Wellcome Trust, alongside child psychologist Doctor Helen Tyson, around the subject of mental health.

It has been delivered it in a broad spectrum of venues and festivals, including Southbank Centre, Young Vic, Bush Theatre, The Roundhouse, National Student Drama Festival, Mental Fight Club, Find the Right Words and Festival of Ideas.

(the workshop is optional)

University Mental Health Charter Focus Group (STAFF ONLY) - 15:00-16:00 US.2.44, University Square Stratford

UEL is using the recently published University Mental Health Charter to guide our conversations with students and staff. The Charter provides a set of principles to support universities across the UK in making mental health a university-wide priority.

We want to hear how UEL is currently affecting your mental health and wellbeing. We also want to hear your ideas on how we might be able to improve.

Thursday 5th March 2020 - University Mental Health Day

Gym access - 09:00-11:00 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance your wellbeing. Come along to Sportsdock between 09:00 and 11:00 to gain full access to the gym. Just tell the person at the reception desk that you are here for UEL Wellbeing Week and you will be given your free pass.

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Boxing (class) - 12:00-13:00 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood, reduce stress and boost our self-esteem. Come along to one of the classes at Sportsdock and there is a good chance of some smiles and a very good chance of some sweat!

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins

Thyme for Change - 12:00-14:00 Atrium (East Building), Docklands

Come along to explore the link between gardening and good mental wellbeing. You will be able to plant seeds in your own personalised pot and will also be able to set a goal you would like to work towards as your herb grows.

You don't need to register for this activity on Eventbrite.

Student Focus Group - with UEL Students' Union - 12:30-13:30 EB.3.17, Docklands

UEL is using the recently published University Mental Health Charter to guide our conversations with students and staff. The Charter provides a set of principles to support universities across the UK in making mental health a university-wide priority.

We want to hear how UEL is currently affecting your mental health and wellbeing. We also want to hear your ideas on how we might be able to improve.

Optimal Jump (class) - 13:00-13:30 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood, reduce stress and boost our self-esteem. Come along to one of the classes at Sportsdock and there is a good chance of some smiles and a very good chance of some sweat!

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins

Mind, Movement & Meals - 13:30-15:00 EB.3.16, Docklands

This interactive session will be delivered by Julian Dominique, and will address some of the key areas which contribute to good mental health – nutrition, physical activity and mindset.

We will go beyond the basics of nutrition and apply practical principles that you can implement in your daily routine to improve your health no matter what your eating preferences.

In the movement session we will talk about physical activity, not just exercise but other alternatives which can help to get you moving.

You will also discover how your mindset (what you tell yourself you can, or cannot do) affects your wellbeing.

Julian is a health and fitness professional with over 15 years’ experience in health and fitness training, tutoring, coaching, rehabilitation and massage therapy.

Wellbeing Walk - 14:00-15:00 Student Hub, Stratford

Join a member of the wellbeing team for an hour’s walk in London’s famous Olympic site. Starting and ending at the Student Hub, Stratford campus, we’ll take the chance to wander through London’s most famous sporting site, along canals and nature paths in the shadow of the London stadium.

We aim to walk for about an hour which will give you plenty of time to talk to people if you would like to and maybe open up about anything that’s on your mind.

You don't need to register for this activity on Eventbrite.

Friday 6th March

Gym access - 09:00-11:00 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance your wellbeing. Come along to Sportsdock between 09:00 and 11:00 to gain full access to the gym. Just tell the person at the reception desk that you are here for UEL Wellbeing Week and you will be given your free pass.

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Big White Wall Training (2 available sessions) 11:00-12:00 or 13:00-14:00 EB.1.45, Docklands

Big White Wall is a free, confidential online emotional support platform. Students and staff can create an anonymous profile to access peer support groups and NHS-approved self-help resources.

The site has lots of resources, programmes and options to creativity express how you feel. Come along to this session to learn how to use Big White Wall effectively and how to refer others to use it.

Sound Meditation - 12:00-13:00 UH.3.04, Stratford

A gong bath is an ancient type of sound therapy that' has been practiced for thousands of years. The term 'bath' signifies being bathed in sound waves – there's no water or touching involved.

Come along to have your senses soothed.

Optimal Iron Man (class) - 12:30-13:00 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood, reduce stress and boost our self-esteem. Come along to one of the classes at Sportsdock and there is a good chance of some smiles and a very good chance of some sweat!

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins

Mindfulness - 12:30-13:30 UH.3.12, Stratford

Mindfulness helps you to pay more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you. This can have a positive effect on your mental wellbeing and help you to deal with stress or anxiety.

Don't worry if you've never meditated before - anyone is welcome at this session.

Optimal Balance (class) - 13:00-13:30 Sportsdock, Docklands

Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood, reduce stress and boost our self-esteem. Come along to one of the classes at Sportsdock and there is a good chance of some smiles and a very good chance of some sweat!

You don't need to register for gym access on Eventbrite - just go to the Sportsdock reception with your student/staff card.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins

University Mental Health Charter Focus Group (STUDENTS ONLY) - 13:00-14:00 UH.2.41, Stratford

UEL is using the recently published University Mental Health Charter to guide our conversations with students and staff. The Charter provides a set of principles to support universities across the UK in making mental health a university-wide priority.

We want to hear how UEL is currently affecting your mental health and wellbeing. We also want to hear your ideas on how we might be able to improve.

Look after your mate - 13:30-14:30 UH.3.04, Stratford

Look After Your Mate is an interactive workshop for students who may be supporting a friend experiencing emotional difficulties. You will also learn more about mental health, the support available for university students, and how to look after your own wellbeing whilst at university.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

University of East London (all campuses)

check event details

check event details

various

United Kingdom

Save This Event

Event Saved