Published: 10 May 2017

Wellbeing Week: What’s happened so far?

Wellbeing Week Campus Run 2017

Over the past few days our campus has been a hub of activity as Wellbeing Week kicks off across the University.

We’ve had eagles in Abercromby Square, visits from Guide Dogs at the Guild and the Wellbeing Roadshow.

Relaxation Tips for Parents

On Monday, Hazel Cook-Higgins, an NCT antenatal teacher who works in Life Sciences as a Technician, held a Relaxation Tips for Parents class.

Speaking about the session, Hazel said: “I would advise parents to make room in their schedule to do something without their children or partners, to find some ‘me’ time. Tai Chi is a wonderful way to relax, step off and ‘reboot’ before heading back into the fray!”

The Brain Charity

On Tuesday, Nanette Mellor, CEO of The Brain Charity, gave a talk to staff and students about neurological conditions. Nanette explained the ways in which The Brain Charity can help people with a neurological condition, both emotionally and practically.

Campus 5K

Today, over 300 people took part in our Campus 5K run. Matthew Collyer was the first male runner to cross the line and Jasmine Thayer was the first female to finish the race.

Andy Craig, Director of Sport, said: “We were overwhelmed with the response last year but we’ve easily exceeded that figure today. If we continue like this we’ll be competing with the Liverpool marathon within a few years!

“It was a fantastic atmosphere once again. The sun was shining, the music was playing, students and staff were talking, laughing and showing off their medals! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

“A special mention also goes to Jeff from Physiology who ran the race dressed as a clown and to Sport Liverpool’s mascot, Lenny the Liverbird who was on hand to give well deserved high fives at the finish line.”

Andy’s top three tips for maintaining wellbeing is to stay active, be mindful and get connected.

Wellbeing Week 2017

Wellbeing Week is taking place until Friday, 12 May. There are still plenty of activities you can take part in, from the free breakfast for cyclists to a drop-in neck and shoulder massage. You can find the full programme on the Wellbeing Week webpages.

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