Below are details of university-wide activities relating to the promotion of health and wellbeing.
This is a non-exhaustive list, please feel free to let the health and wellbeing group know of any else that should be added to the list.
As most of you will know, Steve and James (our VC’s cup captain and vice-captain) spend much of the year encouraging us to attend VC’s cup events and signposting other sporting opportunities. Here are a few you may not have come across:
Cycling: New this year, the cycling hub provides access to cheap cycle hire (free to Gold and Silver sports club members) and enables anyone to enjoy the many cycling opportunities around the campus or further afield. In the spring they will reintroduce regular ride-outs at lunchtimes so look out for these – https://www.kent.ac.uk/sports/cyclehub/
Let’s Play – Free lunchtime sessions in a wide variety of sports from Badminton to Walking Netball – https://www.kent.ac.uk/sports/letsplay/index.html
Walking group – the unit is hoping to reintroduce its regular Tuesday lunchtime walking group – free to all to participate – usually not longer than around ½ hour and no special footwear required (although flats or trainers a good idea). Email to follow.
Yoga: On Monday morning (8.00) or lunchtime (12.15) at the University Sports Centre. These classes are only open to members. Bronze membership is £5/year for ‘pay as you go’ (£5.40 per class).
Other useful links below:
Counselling: Staff are eligible to access the University’s counselling service. Staff are able to self-refer to the service and can receive up to five individual counselling sessions. Counselling is designed to offer confidential listening support in times of difficulty https://www.kent.ac.uk/studentsupport/wellbeing/staff.html
Lunchtime Meditation: If you would be interested in lunchtime meditation sessions within the unit (fortnightly or monthly), please register your interest with Stacey.
Rock Choir: Pop, rock and chart singing open to all University of Kent staff and students. No audition needed! In the Colyer-Fergusson Hall every Monday from 12.45-13.45.
University Health and Wellbeing web page: https://www.kent.ac.uk/staffwellbeing/
Mental Health at Work stress toolkit: https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/resource/mental-health-first-aid-address-your-stress-toolkit/?read=more
If you have any concerns or comments about our health and wellbeing activities or anything related to them please feel free to speak to me, Stacey or anyone else in the team –Grace, Lizzie, Olena, Sarah or Steve.