Published: 3 May 2016

University launches Wellbeing Week

Wellbeing Week

The University is running ‘Wellbeing Week’ to help students and staff improve their mental, physical and general wellbeing.

Running from 9 to 13 May, the week will involve a range of free activities across campus which will allow staff and students to relax, be active or try something new.

Activities across the week

Some of the main events taking place include:

Monday, 9 May  Health and Wellbeing Fair, University Square 11am-2.30pm. Stalls include Merseyside Sport, Hospitality, Sustainable Transport and Student Health.

Tuesday, 10 May  5K Campus Run, starting at 12.15pm. The 5k run starts from outside the sports and fitness centre and participants can register for this event here. The event is open to all and participants are welcome to walk the 5k course.

Wednesday, 11 May  Relaxation activities taking place across the Guild 11am-2.30pm.  Activities include colouring, knitting lessons, health checks and a mind apple tree.

Thursday, 12 May – Danceathon in the Guild, taking place at 12pm – 2pm at Mountford Hall. Different dances performed on stage by an instructor – anyone can get involved to increase the heart rate and have fun. More information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/269595286707504/.

Friday, 13 May – Cycle day. Taking place outside the sports and fitness centre. Staff and students receive a free breakfast if they cycle into University and a ‘Bike Doctor’ will also be present to service bicycles. The University Sustainability team will be on hand to give out information on cycle parking, security, and cycle routes.

There are more activities to select from across the week which are available to view on the Wellbeing Week website.

Make a pledge

There will also be a ‘Make a pledge’ scheme for students and staff to encourage everyone to look at ways to improve their health and wellbeing by taking up the challenge to give up an unhealthy habit or try something new for a week.

Pledges can range from giving up smoking to walking 10,000 steps per day. Students and staff can make their pledge today here.

More information

For more information about Wellbeing Week please visit: www.liverpool.ac.uk/wellbeing-week

Information on the importance of a healthy lifestyle can be found at: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pages/Livewellhub.aspx.

Consultation

The Wellbeing Board has commissioned a review of mental health and psychological support services for students, a major part of which will be to consult with students on their support requirements, perceptions and experiences.

Various consultation activities will be taking place across the week in the Guild including organised focus groups. If you would like to know more about the review or plans for consultation please contact Rachel Parkes, Business Improvement Manager in Student Administration and Support.

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