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Be Well Week Event Guide

Have a look at all the free activities and events running throughout Be Well Week 14 - 18 March 2022. Why not try something new?

Monday 14 March

Anxiety Aid, online taster session

Practical ideas and tips for managing anxiety and worry. In this workshop you will learn practical tools for managing anxiety, why worry is so compulsive and how to do less of it and some of the common thought patterns and behaviours that keep us stuck.

Time: 12 noon - 1.15pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Wellbeing through Daoyin Practice, online workshop

Daoyin, also known as Qigong, is a kind of health preservation exercise that combines gentle stretches with deep, even breathing and the mind. It has the benefits of encouraging unhindered flow of energy throughout the body while calming the mind, ultimately promoting health. This workshop is a wonderful introduction to this exercise, for all abilities and is hosted by Yu Feixia, a member of the International Health Qigong Federation and British Health Qigong Association.

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Tuesday 15 March

CALM

Using mindfulness techniques this online workshop will teach you how to self-regulate and be more ‘in the moment’ when life feels demanding and stressful.

Time: 10am - 11.15am
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Walk and Talk

Join our ambassadors for a short lunchtime walk around the campus boundary and to visit Sham Castle. A great way to get away from the busy campus and meet others.

Time: 12.15pm - 1.15pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Student Minds Breathers session

Join us for some painting, mandala drawings and engage in some positive thinking exercises to help take a ‘breather’. No need to book just turn up.

Time: 2pm to 4pm
This is a drop-in activity in the Event Space, The Edge

Dog Walking

Join Pets as Therapy for a walk around campus with their team of dogs including Ola, Fred, Flash, Mr Mole and Tarka

Time: 2.15pm or 3.15pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Wednesday 16 March

The SU Arts Bullet Journaling

Explore your creative side with your own Bullet Journal. Design a space to organise your thoughts, structure your time and let it all out. Your journal will allow you to easily track your thoughts, feelings and months in a visual way with doodles, sketches, colour-coded notes, mind maps, mind dumps and more! You will be provided with an empty journal, pens, pencils and decoration. Ideas and inspirations provided.

Time: 1.15pm - 3.15pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Food for Thought online taster session

A session to introduce you to this course which may help with disordered eating - whether that's overeating, undereating, eating according to strict rules, doing excessive exercise or using food to manage difficult emotions.

Time: 1.15pm - 2.30pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Gardening

Join us in our on-campus garden for this session to help us grow and maintain our garden. Depending on the weather you may be helping us to plant, working in the greenhouse or taking part in some garden crafts.

Time: 2pm - 4pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Say Know To Drugs

Clear, evidence-based and realistic advice and information about drugs. We know that not everyone who takes recreational drugs has a problem but we also know that the more knowledge you have about the effects and risks of what you take, the better you will be able to make informed decisions about your own use. We’ll cover effects, dosing and harm reduction tips and tricks for a range of drugs, as well as discussing drug testing.

Time: 3pm - 4pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Thursday 17 March

Drug Advice drop-in

The SU and the Developing Health and Independence charity (DHI) are offering free, confidential reagent drug-testing kits and safe drug advice.

Time: 11am to 1pm
Level 3 of The Student Centre (The SU building)

Walk and Talk

Join our ambassadors for a short lunchtime walk around the campus boundary and to visit Sham Castle. A great way to get away from the busy campus and meet others.

Time: 12.15pm - 1.15pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Terrarium Making workshop

Bringing the outdoors in can be a great way to enjoy plants all the year around. Join in with our workshop to make your very own terrarium. We will even supply the materials you need to make your very own terrarium to take home.

Time: 12.30pm - 1.20pm, 1.30pm - 2.20pm and 2.30pm - 3.20pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Friday 18 March

The SU Arts Feel Good Friday

Colouring books, board games, coffee and music. Enjoy the start of the weekend with some creative winding down.

Time: 1pm to 3pm
This is a drop-in activity in the Event Space, The Edge

Wellbeing stands

Wellbeing stands on the Parade all week. These include stands manned by first year pharmacy students providing lifestyle and general health information including sleep deprivation, drug awareness, meningitis awareness, sexual health and many other topics.

Fitness and exercise

Check out the SU Bath Active timetable for a number of free exercise sessions.

Online activities/Self learning

SU Activities, Groups and Volunteering

The SU are running a number of activities and groups this week. You can also find volunteering opportunities which are great for wellbeing. Check out everything on their webpages.

Read Well

Read well is a collection of over 50 books covering several self-help topics from anxiety to change or body image to sleep. The books are available to borrow from the library with many available to read online. Visit the Read Well page for full details and the reading list.

Podcasts

Listen to our series of ‘Heads up’ Podcasts where our Counselling and Mental Health team talk through and give tips on topics including exam stress, living with uncertainty, living with parents and procrastination.

Managing your mental health

Our Therapeutic Services Team have a number of resources and links on their managing your mental health page providing links and articles on dealing with common mental health problems.

Apps for Wellbeing

In our busy lives we always strive to achieve more and meet our goals, which means we are under constant pressures. It is important to take a break and find time to unwind and relax. Explore apps for wellbeing and see how they can help you recharge your batteries and approach your studying with a fresh mind.