Starting on 9 May – A full programme of events designed to improve your mental health
In recognition of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be running a series of walks, talks and exercise events, all designed to help you feel better while you work here on site.
The week starts with a talk from Solent Mind charity on Mindfulness, which will take place on Monday 9 May at 1pm in the Spindle meeting room.
On Tuesday 10 May there will be three sessions of Restorative Yoga & Breathwork at 12noon, 12.30pm and 1pm. We will create a ‘wellness hub’ where you can spend twenty-five minutes of your lunch hour, learning how to stretch and relax, with the experts from The Little Calm Company. They will also be providing free shoulder and neck massages in the Atrium throughout the day.
Wednesday 11 May is all about wildlife! Andy from Hampshire Wildlife Trust will give a talk about the Trust and their Wilder Project with details on how you can play your part. Then our resident beekeeper Linda will let you know all about beekeeping, setting up a hive and how she looks after our bees here on site at Lakeside She’ll also have some wonderful local honey to taste (thanks to the bees). The presentations will be in the Auditorium from 12.30pm to 1.30pm – come along for a lunchtime learning session.
Following on from wildlife Wednesday, on Thursday 12 May Alison from Hampshire Wildlife Trust will be giving a guided walking tour around the site, showing were our resident wildlife live and helping us to understand how we can protect their habitats.
Solent Mind are back on Friday 13 May, to give a talk on the main theme of Mental Health Awareness Week which is loneliness. Raising the awareness of the impact of loneliness on our and others mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.
Mental health advisors from Solent Mind will be also be present in The Atrium on Monday 9 and Friday 13 May.
All these sessions are FREE to attend and can be booked here.