Wellness Wednesdays

I posted the other week about an exciting new initiative we are starting on Wednesday afternoons – here is a little more detail about what to expect on Wellness Wednesdays.

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Fit for the Future are constantly trying to engage more fully with staff and students.  One of our main campaigns over the last couple of years is to encourage the ‘Lunchbreak Challenge’ – that staff get away from their desks for at least a short period each day.

Wellness Wednesdays aims to provide activities to ensure staff do just this, whilst also providing a showcase for wide variety of themes that the Fit for the Future group is involved in promoting.

Every Wednesday afternoon during October and November we aim to provide some form of activity that staff and students can easily access, for free. The theme of each week will vary from mental wellbeing, to physical activity, and drug and alcohol awareness.

To kick start this season of activities, on 5 October Dr Steve Smith will be running two Mindfulness sessions. These will take place in H409 (Faculty of Health and Social Care building) at 12 noon and 2.30pm. There is no need to pre-register, please just come along!

Each week we will run Campus Walks leaving at 12.30pm from each building, using the ‘medal routes’ around Campus. Once again there is no need to pre-register for these walks.

Other planned activities include music, painting classes, yoga, healthy eating events, and a rowing challenge. More information will follow as soon as the details are finalised.

We are really excited to be bringing you such a varied programme and hope to see you at some of the events!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me or comment below.

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