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Be Well Week Event Guide

Have a look at all the free activities and events running throughout Be Well Week 10 - 14 October 2022. Why not try something new?

Monday 10 October

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

Walk to Sham Castle

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: 1.15pm - 2.05pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Bath Active Circuits Session

Come along to the free SU Bath Active circuits session in Founders Hall on campus.

Time: 5pm - 6pm
More details available on the Bath Active website

Tuesday 11 October

Introduction to student money

Join us for an introduction to student money where we talk about budgeting at University. We'll also cover the Blackbullion financial capability toolkit (a free resource) and discuss statutory funding support. Plus an opportunity to meet the Student Money Advice team and have your funding questions answered.

Time: 10am - 11am
Booking required: Book via MySkills

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

Coming out with Confidence Workshop

This workshop is for LGBTQ+ students who may experience anxiety around the continual process of ‘coming out’ to friends, family and new colleagues, with a particular focus on starting at a new university. It may also be beneficial for students going on placement, starting a new job or facing anxiety of ‘coming out’ to family and friends.

Time: 2.15pm - 3.30pm
Booking required via MySkills

Wednesday 12 October

Three Steps to a Good day (online)

Start building lasting wellbeing to see you through your first year here at Bath. You'll be introduced to three key tools to help you boost your mood and maintain your wellbeing. This workshop is a taster version of our longer How to Have a Good Day course for students with low mood.

Time: 11.15am - 12.15pm
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

Cooking Class

Level up your cookery skills in one of our cooking classes. Led by a Chef you will learn how to make a noodle stir fry getting hands on to learn some basic cooking skills. You will also have the opportunity to eat your meal at the end.

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Digital Safety, Fraud and Scams

Focusing on different tactics used by fraudsters and what to look out for, popular scams, creating a strong password and more digital safety hints and tips.

Time: 2pm - 3pm
Booking required via MySkills

Social Networking Group

Join our weekly social group for students who are feeling lonely or isolated at University. The SNG is a safe environment where students can meet each other and form social connections and friendships. (It is facilitated by our mental health and wellbeing project officer). Find out more about this group here Social Networking Group (bath.ac.uk)

Time: 4.30pm - 6pm
Booking required: Book via the webpage Social Networking Group

International Students’ Wellbeing Discussion Evening

Student Minds are planning a discussion evening surrounding topics of how international students conceive of and experience wellbeing and mental health at university. Nathalia Gjersoe (Associate Dean for Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) has kindly agreed to speak and a team of international student volunteers will facilitate small group discussions during the evening. All students welcome

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm
Where The Edge Foyer

Thursday 13 October

Settling into University Life (online)

Starting university can be an incredibly exciting time for some and daunting for others. For some it can be both. However you are feeling about this transition, this workshop will be helpful for you to plan how to navigate this time effectively and ensure you have a very positive start to your university career.

Time: 10am - 11am
Booking required: Book via MySkills

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 - 12pm
Level 3 of The Student Centre (The SU building)

Apps for Wellbeing

Join us for a 1-hour session to explore how Apps for Wellbeing can be a convenient way to help you relax, unwind, be healthier and introduce good habits. This session will be delivered through Microsoft Teams.

Time: 1am - 2pm
Booking required via MySkills

Walk to Sham Castle

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: 1.15pm - 2.05pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Look After Your Mate Workshop (PGR students only)

Look After Your Mate is a Student Minds workshop to empower students to support their friends, co-workers or peers experiencing mental health difficulties, whilst looking after their own wellbeing.

Time: 1.30 - 4pm
Booking required book via DoctoralSkills

Bath Active Gentle Yoga

Come along to the free SU Bath Gentle Yoga session in the Edge Dance Studio on campus.

Time: 4pm - 5pm
More details available on the Bath Active website

Friday 14 October

Bath Active Dodgeball

Come along to the free SU Bath Active Dodgeball session in Founders Hall on campus.

Time: 3pm - 5pm
More details available on the Bath Active website

Saturday 15 Ocober

Bath Active Beginners Running

Come along to the free SU Bath Beginners Running session meeting outside The Sports Traning Village (STV) on campus.

Time: 10am - 11am
More details available on the Bath Active website

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: 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Booking required: Book via MySkills

Wellbeing stands

Wellbeing stands on the Parade all week. These include stands from various charities and services who can support your wellbeing.

Fitness and exercise

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

Self learning

SU Activities, Groups and Volunteering

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

Be Well App

The Be Well app helps you build healthy habits. You can track your wellbeing, journal, explore the resources including podcasts, exercises and wellbeing tools or you can use it to keep up to date with the latest wellbeing activities on campus through the news feed. Download it for free and explore how it can support you.

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.

More than just a week

Be Well is more than just a week. We run wellbeing activities and workshops all year round including many of those that are part of Be Well Week. To explore our wellbeing activities and workshops that run all year visit Be Well events.