Wellbeing events on campusWednesday, 26 February 2020
To celebrate University Mental Health Day on Thursday 5 March, together with RUSU we are hosting a week of free events and activities on campus. This year's theme is community, as we all have a part to play to cultivate a positive mental health community at university.
All events are free but some require booking. The events listed below all take place within the working day, so please take a break and unwind.
Monday 2 March
Sport in Mind Yoga
10.30 - 11.30 in Sportspark
A free relaxed yoga session at sportspark for anyone that wants some stress relief! Just say you're with Sport in Mind at Sportspark reception.
Sport in Mind Mindfulness session
13.00 - 14.00 in Sportspark
A free mindfulness session at Sportspark to help relieve stress and anxiety, and learn techniques to live ‘in the moment'. Just say you're with Sport in Mind at Sportspark reception.
Wednesday 4 March
Guest speaker: Hope Virgo on challenging the stigma of mental illness
12:00 - 13:00 at 3sixty, RUSU
Hope Virgo, author of 'Stand Tall Little Girl', talks about using her experiences of mental health illness to champion the rights of others, inspire them to get well, and help break the stigma of mental illness.
Thursday 5 March
Samaritans talk on suicide awareness and holding difficult conversations
12:00 - 13:00 at Thet Win Aung Boardroom, RUSU
Dave Calver and a volunteer from Reading Samaritans host a talk about suicide. The talk will cover what it might mean to be that low; Signs that someone might not be okay/what to look for; Run through around holding difficult conversations (as a mechanism for helping people start conversations with others).
Promoting wellbeing through Community Art
13:00 - 15:00 at Monterey Lounge, RUSU
Graffiti a black and white postcard of an image from the University's archives - be as creative as you like! The session will be led by an artist from the local creative arts charity Jelly, and is designed for everyone, regardless of artistic ability.
We offer a wide range of resources and tools to support your health and wellbeing - these can now be easily accessed through our new Wellbeing page.
Here you will find useful information on looking after yourself at work, as well as details of support services such as the Wellbeing Peer Support network and our Employee Assistance Programme.