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Mental Health & Mindfulness

A series of sessions addressing mental wellbeing and using mindfulness to support good health


Life during lockdown: Understanding Mental Health & Wellbeing

Life has changed considerably for everyone in recent weeks.  Whether you have recently started to work from home, are unable to spend time with loved ones or are shielding completely, life in the UK is evolving rapidly.

UWS experts will be delivering short, simple webinar sessions on topics that may help to make life easier and support our mental health and wellbeing over this period of change and uncertainty.  During April and May, join our UWS community on Tuesdays at 11am for sessions on topics including:

What is mental health?

Are there signs we can look out for?

Are there ways to manage anxiety, depression or isolation?

How can we support our loved ones as well as ourselves?

What is mindfulness and how can it help us?

Our experts will support with simple techniques which may help you to make the most of your time this spring.  Introducing our first two trainers:

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.

The first session will take place on Tuesday 21st April at 11am and will last approximately 15 minutes.  All sessions are free to join and links to connect will be sent to all participants.

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