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Wellbeing events on campus

Wellbeing events on campus

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.

Book your place.

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).

Book your place.

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.

Helpful resources

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.  

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