Posted on 9 May 2018
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week there is a series of events for staff to attend including taster sessions on resilience, mindfulness and mental health first aid and a talk by 1st Year student Bethany McLaine about her own experiences with mental health.
Drop in and join members of the University of York Mental Health First Contact Network for a tea or coffee and find out what they do and how they help staff.
The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion and York Mindfuless-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) will deliver the hour-long mindfulness taster session for staff. Places are limited, book to attend.
York Samaritans will deliver a talk about their campus drop in sessions and how staff can look after their own mental health. Book your free ticket to attend.
Ever wondered what resilience is? Andy Holladay from Human Resources will give an overview of the resilience training, discuss what resilience is and share three tips to improve your own resilience. Book to attend.
First year nursing student Bethany McLaine will talk about her own experiences with mental health and how it inspired her to study mental health nursing. She'll talk about the stigma and how it affected her study and will go on to talk about how she looks after her mental wellbeing at University. Book to attend.
Find out how mental health first aid can give you the life skills to deal effectively with people who might be in distress or need support with their mental health and wellbeing. Book to attend.
The team from York and Selby IAPT will be presenting a slideshow with information about what types of therapy they provide and talking about common mental health issues and how prevalent it is.
They will also present a section of the first session of their Wellbeing course which most people that enters into the service attends. Read more information about the event and book to attend.
During this session, departments will share the impact and benefits of mental health first aid training. Book to attend.
During Mental Health Awareness week York Sport will be offering a staff members the chance to attend any class at the York Sport Centre on Campus West for just £1. Just take along your staff card to redeem the offer. Check out the timetable for more information about their classes.