Staff Health and Wellbeing Week 2017

Tuesday 6 June to Friday 9 June 2017

As part of the University’s Discovering People Strategy we care about the University being a great place to work. We want to lead by example to bring our staff together to encourage and support everyone to flourish with the creation of a meaningful, co-ordinated and effective health and wellbeing programme.

We recognise that health and wellbeing means different things to different people. Therefore in our first Staff Health and Wellbeing Week we have tried to offer you a variety of events and activities to participate in.

I hope that you will join us for as many of the events below as you can to get a real flavour of our plans for the future.  

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Tuesday 6 June

Hydration Challenge: 12.00pm-2.00pm

Join Melanie Wright from the Sport and Active Life team to drink a glass of water and win yourself a water bottle to ensure you can be hydrated wherever you go! Speak to Melanie about the importance of hydration and other aspects of a healthier lifestyle.

  • Location: the big red tent outside David Wilson Library.

Dance and Tone class, 4.00pm-5.00pm

Join Sarah in an exciting, bass-thumping class to get that heart rate going whilst exercising to some great tunes. You don’t have to be a great dancer - just come and have some fun!

  • Location: City Lounge, 2nd Floor, Charles Wilson Building
  • Please e-mail StaffHWB@le.ac.uk to book a place

Wednesday 7 June

Benefits Road Show, 10.00am-1.00pm

The University offers some great benefits to staff so come along and see what’s on offer before you head off to the Vice-Chancellors Talk at 1.00pm.

  • Location: Belvoir Park Lounge, 2nd floor, Charles Wilson Building

Salsa Dancing Class, 4.00pm-5.00pm

Join Ariel from Argentina to learn how to move to a real Latin beat and feel your troubles slide away. You don’t have to be a great dancer - just come and have some fun! Please e-mail StaffHWB@le.ac.uk to book a place

  • Location: Park View, 2nd floor, Charles Wilson Building

Thursday 8 June

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Mental Health in the Workplace Workshop, 12.00pm-1.30pm

Vaijayanti Drumm is an Associate Trainer with the charity MIND. Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time. This session is open to all so please come along. Vaijayanti will be running a workshop to:

  • Understand how mental health conditions are assessed, classified and diagnosed
  • Identify the signs, symptoms, causes and treatment options for a range of mental health conditions
  • Challenge common assumptions and prejudices associated with mental health Thursday 8th June

Please e-mail StaffHWB@le.ac.uk to book a place

  • Location: Room 208, 2nd Floor, Attenborough Seminar Block

Summer Flower Arrangement Workshop, 4.30pm-6.30pm

  • The flower arranging workshop is now fully booked - sorry.

Do you love flowers? Then Join experienced florist Kathryn and learn how to make a gorgeous arrangement of summer flowers in oasis. We will be using beautiful seasonal flowers and greenery to create a stunning table arrangement, for you to take home, that would look great for a summer party or home addition. We will  provide everything you need for free, including equipment, vases/ceramics and flowers. Please e-mail StaffHWB@le.ac.uk to book a place.

  • Location: Room 206, 2nd Floor, Attenborough Tower

Friday 9 June

Rounders Tournament

To round off our fantastic Staff Health and Wellbeing Week, join Lewis Jones from the Sport and Active Life team  for a game of rounders in Victoria Park. You can get a team together with your colleagues or just come along, and we will put you in a team. It’s just for fun - but there is a trophy for the winning team! Family members welcome. Find out more about staff sport.

  • Location: Meet at 4.30pm on steps of Charles Wilson Building

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