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Wellfest - Mental Health Awareness Week

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Garden Court (B40)

University of Southampton

Southampton

SO17

United Kingdom

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WELLFEST 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week

Join us at Garden Court (Highfield Campus, B40) on Monday 8 May 2017 to celebrate all things Wellbeing! From 11:00-16:00 there will be a variety of stalls showcasing the wide range of wellbeing services, voluntary organisations and support available to all students and staff at the University of Southampton and surrounding areas. Join us for games, food and giveaways or sign up for (or stream online!) one of the individual sessions taking place throughout the day/week below by clicking 'Register'.

We can't wait to celebrate WellFest with you this May!




11:30 - 12:15 - Physical Health & Wellbeing
Garden Court
Monday 8 May

Are you moving enough? We may know that activity is benefical for our physical health, but did you know that it can help with maintaining balanced and positive mental health as well? This workshop, presented by Delta Fitness, offers simple tips and tricks for all stages - beginners to experts - on how to keep your body moving and your mind at peace. Click 'Register' to book on this session.




12:30 - 13:15 - Nutrition & Wellbeing
Garden Court
Monday 8 May

Are we really what we eat? A balanced diet and good nutrition helps to support our wellbeing in many ways - giving us energy, keeping us focussed and reducing stress levels and anxiety. This workshop, offered by Delta Nutrition, will cover easy ways to fuel your body and mind for better mental health and wellbeing. Click 'Register' to book on this session.




13:30 - 14:15 - Getting a Better Nights' Sleep
Garden Court
Monday 8 May

Are you getting a good nights' sleep? This workshop presented by Enabling Services will provide information on best sleep practices, increase awareness of sleep routines, and help to determine the key factors that might be preventing those sweet dreams. Click 'Register' to book on this session.




14:30 - 15:00 - Mindfulness Taster Session
Garden Court
Monday 8 May

Are you mindful? Mindfulness is about learning to be in the moment and move away from ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. Studies show that this helps to reduce the level of stress we experience. This taster session will include an introduction to informal mindfulness practices, including meditation and a variety of exercises aimed at bringing greater awareness, clarity, concentration and choice to experience. Click 'Register' to book on this session.




15:15 - 16:00 - Art Therapy Taster Session (available to students only)
Garden Court
Monday 8 May

Are you creative? Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This interactive workshop offered by The Priory will allow students to experience the process of Art Therapy and work towards creating something whilst improving their wellbeing at the same time. Click 'Register' to book on this sesssion - spaces are very limited.




Building Personal Resilience - 2 Sessions

14:00 - 16:00
Monday 8 May
B34 / R5003

and

10:00-12:00
Friday 12 May
B2A / R2007 (Lecture Theatre J)

Are you resilient? This highly interative programme facilatated by Professor John Perry will demonstrate a range of practical tools to manage pressure, enhance resilience and stay on top of your inner-game. This will include managing demands, distancing yourself from self-criticism, activating the relaxation response and much more! Click 'Register' to book on this session.




10:00-11:00 - University's Employee Assistance Programme - Q&A (available for staff only)
Tuesday 9 May
B34 / R3001

This session is targeted for staff, employees and line managers who are unsure about how to use the EAP and what advice and support services it provides. Click 'Register' to book on this session.





13:00-14:00 - Southampton University Choir Taster Session
Thursday 11 May
B02 / R2061
Thursday 11 May

Do you like to sing? The University of Southampton Voices (USV) is the community choir of the University, open to all staff, students and the wider public. Under the leadership of Harvey Brough (Turner Sims Professor of Music) they perform a series of innovative and ambitious concerts, and work alongside amazing musicians and soloists regularily. All are welcome at this taster session - come and try them out. They will be doing some simple singing by ear, ideal for singers of all levels. Singing and breathing together is not only beneficial for your mental health - it's also fun! Click 'Register' to book on this session.




You can find more events celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week here: www.southampton.ac.uk/edusupport

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University of Southampton

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SO17

United Kingdom

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