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Mental Health Awareness Week

Healthy and supportive relationships reduce the risk of mental ill-health, they are an important factor to wellbeing. This Mental Health Awareness Week is about us celebrating our connections, the relationships and people in our lives that help us maintain our wellbeing and make us feel good.  It’s also about us thinking about how we can build new friendships.

Events Timetable (16 - 20 May)

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Yoga sampling

11am - 12.30pm

Allerton

Come and sample yoga
Sports Centre No need to book
staff & students www.sport.salford.ac.uk

Free fruit with information stalls

1 - 2pm

Allerton

Come and grab yourself a free piece of fruit and find about Wellbeing Services at the University and other local organisations that can help you. Wellbeing Services No need to book staff & students www.askus.salford.ac.uk/wellbeing

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Head, shoulder & back massage

11am - 3pm

Clifford Whitworth

Free 10 min massage
askUS No need to book

staff & students
www.askus.salford.ac.uk/page/health-hub

Post Grad Research lunch

12.30pm - 2pm

University House, Faith Space

Come and join fellow postgraduate research students for a lunch and opportunity to meet fellow peers. askUS Booking is required postgradute research students Contact faithcentre@salford.ac.uk
Free fruit with information stall 1 - 2pm Maxwell Hall

Came and grab yourself a free piece of fruit and find out about Wellbeing Services at the University and other local organisations that can help you. 

Wellbeing No need to book staff & students www.askus.salford.ac.uk/wellbeing

Supervisor relationships (PGR)

2 - 4.30pm

University House, Faith Space

This session will look at the relationship between supervisor and student, exploring the dynamics that exist and what tools are to manage these.

 

No need to book    

Relaxation session with a guided visualisation

From 2pm: 3x20 minutes sessions - 2pm, 2.20pm and 2.40pm Mary Seacole 2.82 A 20 minute relaxation session with a guided visualisation Facilitator - Leigh Gardner Booking essential (Max 10 each session)
staff & students

https://myadvantage.salford.ac.uk/students/events/detail/415511
https://myadvantage.salford.ac.uk/students/events/detail/415512
https://myadvantage.salford.ac.uk/students/events/detail/415513

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Mindfulness 9am Allerton A218 Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings   No need to book students & staff  
Head, shoulder & back massage 11am - 3pm Clifford Whitworth Free 10 min massage askUS No need to book staff & students www.askus.salford.ac.uk/page/health-hub
Mindfulness 3.30pm

Allerton A215

Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings askUS No need to book students & staff  

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Head, shoulder & back massage 11am - 3pm Clifford Whitworth Free 10 min massage askUS No need to book staff & students www.askus.salford.ac.uk/page/health-hub
Walk and talk 12.10pm - 12.45pm Start and Finish outside University House Meet new people and get some exercise on a leisurely lunch time walk through Peel Park and along the River Irwell. Amanda Bradley-Rigbye & Jane Hopkinson (organisers) No need to book staff & students  
Discover guide dogs 1 - 2pm

Peel Park Quarter – Lowry 1

£3.50 donation to spend 15 minutes with the Guide Dogs

Salford Student Village Spaces need to be pre-booked online. Booking will be open soon. Donations will be made in cash on the day.    
Death café 1 - 2.30pm Allerton Building L527 “Death café “ is an idea which originates with the Swiss sociologist and anthropologist Bernard Crettazsafe. The idea of a “death café” is to be in a relaxed atmosphere. We will come together, in a united wish to talk about death and our mortality, in the hope that we will feel more alive and cherish our days and our relationships more fully. It is aimed to be a confidential space without judgements and without an agenda. Facilitators: Maria Kefalogianni, Debbie Lewis and Katy Gillott Booking is required. Max 20

https://myadvantage.salford.ac.uk/students/events/detail/415515

staff & students

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Cafe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHk71wec198

Meditation workshop 3 - 4pm Allerton Building L527 This workshop will be an experiential sitting mindfulness session; The aim is to cultivate an attitude of acceptance. We will simply be with ourselves for an hour. There will be no expectation to do anything, or rush somewhere. The aim is to bring awareness to our breath, body, sounds, thoughts feelings and accept these for what they are. There will be a very short input of theory at the start and a debrief in the end. Please wear comfortable clothing to make the most out of the experience. Facilitators- Maria Kefalogianni Booking is required. Max 10

 https://myadvantage.salford.ac.uk/students/events/detail/415516

staff & students

http://mindfulnessforstudents.co.uk/resources/mindfulness-audio-guided-practices/

http://sf-act.com/docs/resources_harris.pdf

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Lunch with friends Allerton Lunch with friends askUS No need to book    
Poetry reading by Lorraine Wood, School of Arts & Media 2pm Ground Floor, Clifford Whitworth Library

PhD candidate Lorraine will be giving a reading of poetry based on her research into the life of Dolly Mountain, who was committed to Lancaster Moor Asylum in 1910 and spent 84 years there. Lorraine has examined photographs which have taken her back into Dolly’s past: asylum life, and the relationship between the photograph and the text, as Lorraine explains “My original research investigates, and highlights the process of fictionalisation and what it can do that ‘factual’ writing cannot”.

In addition to presenting her work on Dolly Mountain, Lorraine will also be reading some of her latest poems which deal with the issue of dementia and its effects on families. There will also time for a Q&A the end of the reading.

Research and Enterprise No need to book Students and staff  

Resources

Do you know we have a wellbeing team to help with your mental health?

http://www.askus.salford.ac.uk/wellbeing


Is your mental health having a negative impact on your studies?

Contact Disability and Learner Support to discuss academic support options.

http://www.askus.salford.ac.uk/disability

Occubuzz

Occubuzz is a quiz and uses everyday language to introduce the concepts of occupational overload, occupational deprivation and occupational balance. It enables people to record and track their chosen activities, and  provides personalised feedback regarding the relationship between these choices and their wellbeing.It also provides some immediate tips as to how to improve wellbeing by managing occupations differently, and directs users to further resources about occupational therapy.

Find out more