Organisations and individuals are struggling to navigate through these challenging times and as such, it has never been more important to look after our own mental health.
Almost one in five adults (19.2%) were likely to be experiencing some form of depression during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in June 2020 and feeling stressed or anxious was the most common way adults experiencing some form of depression felt their well-being was being affected, with almost 85% stating this.
(Source: Coronavirus and depression in adults, Great Britain. Office for National Statistics, June 2020.)
This year, Stress Awareness Week will take place from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th November.
UWS are keen to support those who are experiencing stress and anxiety, and want to provide everyone with an inclusive, welcoming space to breathe, reflect and relax. On Thursday 5th November, we will be hosting an online mental health and mindfulness session with UWS Mental Health Experts.
In the session, our trainers Dr Robin Ion and Professor Ross Deuchar will discuss stress, focussing on stress management techniques and will support with basic mindfulness practices. No existing knowledge of mindfulness is required, our trainers will guide you through the process.
Dr Robin Ion is a Mental Health Nurse and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at UWS. He has extensive experience in the design, delivery and review of mental health nurse education.
Professor Ross Deuchar is an expert social scientist, with research in youth crime, policing and social justice. He is particularly interested in mindfulness and the application of techniques to manage emotion and is a qualified mindfulness coach.
This session is free to attend but advanced registration is required.
The session will take place on Zoom and the link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
If you have any questions about the session, or if you would like to find out more about our Mental Health & Mindfulness CPD options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.