It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! Mental Health can affect anyone, at any time, so for one week each May, the Mental Health Foundation runs a campaign to raise awareness on a specific theme. This year’s theme is 'Kindness', something which is now more important than ever!
To mark the week, we've put together a programme of events for you to join in and get involved with.
Virtual Tea & Talk with Daisy (VP Wellbeing), 2pm
Brookes Union's Virtual Quiz, 6pm
Online workshop with Matt Williams (Director for outreach at the Oxford Samaritans branch), 12pm
Exploring listening tips (from a Samaritans perspective), being kind to oneself and the limitations of what we can achieve when supporting someone else and how we can be OK with that. Matt will talk about how understanding our limitations as listeners, is an essential part of being kind to ourselves - and to those we are listening to.
Virtual Pet Cafe, 1.30pm
We’re inviting all pets of Brookes students and staff (plus their humans - you), to join us online for 45 minutes of all things pets! Because everyone can use a little bit of pet therapy these days, especially during these challenging times. We'll also be joined by our resident Pets as Therapy pup, Ted! You don't need to have a pet to join, you can just be an animal lover. Find out more about this event here.
Yoga with Ruth, 5.30pm
A gentle, nourishing class which will leave you feeling rested and refreshed - a wonderful way to relieve stress and anxiety, something we need now more than ever! No prior yoga experience required, all levels welcome.
Check out the timetable below (all meeting links will be released shortly before the session, or pop us over a message and we will send the links to you):