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Mental Health First Aid: Understanding and Managing Mental Health

As part of the University of Nottingham’s Wellbeing Programme, we are delighted to welcome Caroline Hounsell, Director of Partnerships and Product Development at Mental Health First Aid England on Thursday 13th July, 12:00 – 13:30 in B08, Engineering and Science Learning Centre. Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to identify, understand and help a …

Workplace Wellbeing Massages

Settle into summer with a free workplace massage. As part of the University’s Wellbeing Programme for staff we are offering 15 minute, seated and clothed, acupressure massages which use a variety of techniques to relax, sooth and revitalise you at work. Massages work on a physical level to eliminate the knots and stresses that build …

Looking out for each other in the Vet School

By Zara Abas, Teaching Intern Staff Student Liaison Officer At Nottingham Vet School, we pride ourselves on our commitment to staff and student welfare. We recently launched #Lookoutforeachother, our school-wide mental health and wellbeing awareness campaign which has rapidly gained momentum over the last year. Thanks to generous funding from Nottingham Cascade, we have been able …

Dementia Awareness – A pop-up café with unexpected results

By Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care, Faculty of Social Sciences  We celebrated Dementia Awareness Week 2017 with an installation in Nottingham’s Market Square.  The aim was to showcase art works produced by people with dementia, to raise awareness and to have fun.  The café had been conceived by Victoria Tischler as an …

“No Sexuality Please: We’re Scientists!” Hidden Diversity in Chemistry and the sciences

It’s always great to be invited to an event that one of our Schools is delivering, and this week Charlotte from the P&C team had the pleasure to visit the School of Chemistry to hear Professor David K Smith of the University of York give a fantastic talk ‘No Sexuality Please; We’re Scientists’ about his …

Month of the Mind – Upcoming Events

During May, the People and Culture team will be running the second annual Month of the Mind. We are excited to work with Rough Trade again this year to deliver a second In Your Head event after its success during our Disability December events programme last year. The event will take place on Tuesday 9 …

Introducing Month of the Mind 2017

During May we will be running our second annual Month of the Mind events programme which focuses on mental health in a number of ways. We are delighted to welcome Caroline Hounsell and Margaret Glenn to The University of Nottingham. Caroline is Director of Partnerships and Product Development at Mental Health First Aid England and will be …

 LGBT+ rights in the 21st century: Free and equal?

University of Nottingham student Bryony Goodesmith talks about 18th Annual Student Human Rights Conference taking place on Saturday 25th March 2017. Recent years have seen increasing support for LGBT+ rights, both domestically and internationally. Since the adoption of the Yogyakarta Principles in 2006, LGBT+ rights have clearly gained momentum. However, progress has been uneven. The …

Reflections on LGBT History Month 2017

Ibtisam Ahmed, Doctoral Research student in the School of Politics & International Relations and Project Director for the Centre for Research in Race and Rights’ contribution to the University’s LGBT History Month, looks back at a packed month. Marginalised groups around the world are at an unusual point in history. There seems to be a …

Celebrating Pride around the World

Ibtisam Ahmed, Doctoral Research student in the School of Politics & IR and Project Director for the C3R LGBT History Month, talks about one of the events. On 18 February, the Nottingham Writers’ Studio played host to one of the many events that the University of Nottingham has organised as part of 2017 LGBT History …