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Mental health week 2017

4 May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

To highlight Mental Health Awareness Week, the Health and Safety Service have arranged a programme of events for staff to get involved with.

Running from 8 – 14 May, the annual event is part of a national mental health awareness campaign by the Mental Health Foundation.

The 2017 theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving?’ and asks people to consider the difference between having good mental health and the absence of a mental health problem; looking at why too few people are thriving with good mental health.

The programme of events is open for all staff members to take part and look at the ways in which everyone can promote good mental health, from physical activity to seeking support when needed.

Events taking place at Loughborough over the week include:

  • Talks about recognising the signs of mental health problems and support services available
  • Beginners’ yoga sessions
  • A ‘Soccercise’ aerobics session
  • Jedi mind challenge – a ‘mind ball’ relaxation competition
  • A ‘de-stress’ session with dogs from The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

A full timetable of events with timings and venues is available to download here: MHA Week 2017.

Some sessions have limited capacity. To book a place, or for further information, please contact Lynda Langford on or 01509 222181.