Joint staff well-being conference (University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham) – ‘Thriving in HE: what works?’

Where? Teaching & Learning Building, (UP) When? Wednesday 3rd July 9:30-16:15. With a welcome address from UoN’s Vice-Chancellor and key note from Professor Katherine Weare (World Health Organisation & government advisor on education). We will be joined by over 30 HR practitioners and researchers from across the Midlands to look at how well-being initiatives work. …

Dance for Health and Wellbeing

Thursday 23 May, 9-10am, Portland Building There’s plenty of advice around about sitting and inactivity being bad for your health. In recent years a growth in dance and wellbeing scholarship has resulted in new ways of thinking that place the body, movement and dance as significant for improved health and wellbeing. This workshop is a …

Minding the Mind and Body

5.30pm-6.30pm, Monday 20 May: B2, Hemsley This hour-long workshop for University of Nottingham staff and students, led by Dr Val Watson, Head of the University Counselling Service, is part of a rolling programme of gentle exercises designed to encourage mindfulness practice. The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is ‘Body Image – how we …

Wellness in the Workplace: Befriending Performance Anxiety

MONDAY 13 MAY 2019, 14:00-15:00, ROOM B1, LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING, UNIVERSITY PARK  An hour-long interactive session for University of Nottingham staff led by professional pianist Dr Xenia Pestova, Director of Performance, Department of Music. Performance anxiety can manifest in many different areas of our lives. Whether you are giving a presentation, preparing for …

Self Care for Carers – University of Nottingham Carers Staff Network

There will be a meeting of the Carers’ Staff Network with a  session on  ‘Self Care for Carers’    by Johanna Bramham starting at 13:00  on Wednesday November 21st  in seminar room A17 of the Psychology Bldg on University Park (Bldg 29 on the UP Map). https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sharedresources/documents/mapuniversitypark.pdf All university staff are welcome. The format will roughly …

Staff Tai Chi and Tea

Presented as part of the University’s Wellbeing Programme, we are delighted to offer staff the opportunity to take part in a Tai Chi and Tea session. Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for your mind and body health. Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movement …

Anomalisa (2015): Screening and discussion

Tuesday 15th May (18:00-20:30), the Screening Room, Hallward Library, University Park Presented as part of Month of the Mind 2018, the University is delighted to offer a screening of Anomalisa (2015) followed by a discussion facilitated by Sarah Hinds, Counsellor (University Counselling Service). Nominated for an Oscar award for ‘Best Animated Feature Film of the Year’ in …

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind (Month of the Mind 2018)

During May 2018 we will be celebrating our third annual Month of the Mind events programme which focuses on raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing. As part of Month of the Mind, the Department of Sport are offering all staff the opportunity to take part in their ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ programme which includes …

Month of the Mind 2018

During May 2018 we will be celebrating our third annual Month of the Mind events programme which focuses on raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing. 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year in the UK (NHS England, 2016) but there is still stigma attached to mental illness which means many people …

Want to give Parkour a go?

13 March 2018 (15:30-16:30)  David Ross Sports Centre Parkour (Freerunning) is a non-competitive physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using running, jumping, climbing and quadrupedal movement. The sport aims to build confidence, creativity, self-discipline and self-reliance, and improve one’s health and wellbeing. It encourages humility, respect for others and …