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Wellbeing on Weekdays


Our programme of skills based or psycho-educational workshops and groups led by Student Advisory & Wellbeing staff

 Wellbeing on Weekdays: Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

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Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16 May.  The theme is 'Nature' and we'll be encouraging students and staff to explore our beautiful campus if you are here or to focus on the natural beauty and open spaces of your home if you continue to study or work from there. Find out why nature is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year. Everyone is being asked to:

  • Experience Nature
  • Share Nature 
  • Talk about Nature

We also used the five ways to wellbeing - Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give - as the base for our suggestions and events. Here are some ideas and opportunities for you to harness the power of nature and outdoor space to benefit your mental health.  

Daily seed planting and chat with Student Advisory & Wellbeing

From Monday 10 May to Friday 14 May between 12pm - 1pm members of the Student Advisory & Wellbeing team will be available at the gazebo on Founder's East grassed area to have a chat with you and answer any questions you have about mental health & wellbeing support.  At the same time you can plant some seeds to take home a little piece of nature for yourself.  Nickie from our Disability team (and our gardening expert) has recorded a video at home with her family explaining how best to plant seeds. 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week: Monday 10 May 

Guided wellbeing walk around campus (Meet at 12pm, Founder's East gazebo)

Students and staff are invited to join a circular walk around campus led by a member of our external spaces team.  The walk will include the arboretum, Canada Copse and West Fields.  Meet at the MHAW Gazebo on the raised grass area between Founder's East & Windsor building at 12pm on Monday and wear shoes suitable for walking and changing terrain.     

Self-guided campus walk - The Tree Walk (10 mins) (1k) (1,250 steps) 

The Tree Walk is a low intensity walk, suitable for beginners, and is good for those in need of a short break in their day.  Download the route map here and start the week with a gentle stroll amidst the trees.  

Forest bathing

On your walk why not experience the Japanese practice of forest bathing? This is a process of relaxation known as shinrin yoku.  Simply being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature all around you whilst breathing deeply can help you de-stress and boost your mental health and wellbeing in a natural way. Here are some tips from Forestry England. 

Students' Union Give It A Go: Outside Coffee and Biscuits

The SU know that Monday can be a struggle even at the best of times.  Why not wind down at the end of the day (4:00pm - 6:00pm) with free coffee and biscuits on the Union Plaza?  More information is available on the GIAG pages here.

Mental Health Awareness Week Moves Challenges

With the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week this year being ‘Nature’, Royal Holloway Sport will be running 4 MHAW challenges on Royal Holloway Moves to give you that extra bit of encouragement to get yourselves outside and moving. Whether you run, walk, swim or cycle, you’ll be rewarded with Moves points which you can spend on a range of rewards both on and off campus. For more information on how to download the app, click here.

Free Online Exercise Classes (available each day)

If you prefer exercising from the comfort of your home, Royal Holloway Sport have got you covered. Our online class timetable is still up and running and able to be accessed whether you are living on campus or at home. With everything from Yoga and Pilates, to HIIT and Boxing, there is something for everyone to get involved in and memberships are completely free! It’s the perfect opportunity to do your favourite classes, or maybe even try something new. You can find the full timetable and links to the free membership here.    

Mental Health Awareness Week: Tuesday 11 May 

Self-guided campus walk: The Meadow Walk (15 mins) (1.25k) (1,600 steps)

The Meadow Walk is a medum intensity walk that includes areas of incline and paths that may be uneven and need extra care when wet. Download the route map here and see how many species of trees you can identify in our meadow.  Why not have lunch seated at the Callum Griffiths memorial bench located near the steps by south west corner of Founder's building? 

Planting Tips with the Community Garden volunteers (1pm - 2pm) Founder's East grassed area

Student volunteers from the Community Garden will be on hand to help you plant up some seeds and tell you all about the opportunities to get involved with the garden on campus. 

Capture a Moment

Capture a photograph or video of moment of nature outdoors - whether you are at home or on campus  - and share it using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.  We'd love to share your photographs too on our Instagram page.  Tag us (@RH_Wellbeing) in your photo and we'll share them in our stories.  

WoW: Managing Anxiety (2:00pm - 4:00pm; MS Teams)

As part of our WoW (Wellbeing on Weekdays) programme we will be running a workshop which will help you to understand what anxiety is, why we experience these feelings, physical sensations and behaviours.  Identifying and exploring your own anxiety cycle and building a toolkit of some simple strategies that will support you to feel more in control and able to cope in times of stress or anxiety. Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Does You Good Activity Area (12-6pm) Founder's Field  

Regular physical activity is proven to have a positive impact on students mental health. The Does You Good Activity Area is aimed at offering free equipment hire to help you keep active on campus. To get involved visit the equipment hire tent on founders field where a member of staff will be able to issue you with an array of different sports equipment including Badminton, Swingball, Croquet, Basketball and lots more.

Outdoor Bootcamp (5:30pm) 

From Royal Holloway Sport a 45 minute outdoor functional fitness class suitable for all abilities and fitness levels. Led by a qualified personal trainer, it's a great way to get yourselves moving, learn new skills and meet new people whilst improving your overall fitness. We’ll be running sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.30pm for 4 weeks and they are free to all Sports Pass holders. You can book your place up to 6 days in advance through our online booking system.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week: Wednesday 12 May

Mindfulness Meditations (with music) 

Connecting with nature helps bring us into the present moment, using our senses to tune into what surrounds us.  When we move our attention to the outside world we shift our focus from our internal anxious thoughts or feelings and begin to realise that tuning into nature can help us feel connected, energised and peaceful. We have two mindfulness meditations (one with music and one without) for you to try this week, each helping you to connect with your surroundings and the nature that exists all around you.  Why not take some time out, find a quiet spot and connect with nature through mindfulness.

 

 

Students' Union Mental Health Awareness training (1:30pm - 3:00pm)

With the ongoing global pandemic, mental health is more prevalent than ever. Delivered by Advice Centre Assistant, Sophie Bury, and VP Wellbeing & Diversity, Henn Warwick this online session aims to reduce stigma and empower more students to be able to create open discussions about mental health. In turn, providing a more inclusive environment for people to be able to talk about their own mental health experiences. They’ll talk about symptoms you may spot, some useful signposting resources and how you can support your peers through these challenging times. You can find out more and sign up for the online training here.  

Tea & Chat with the Wellbeing Advisers (2pm - 4pm)

Come and drop in to our virtual tea room during Mental Health Awareness Week where our Student Wellbeing team will be on hand for a chat! It does not have to be about your wellbeing, it just a space to come in have a cup of tea and chat with staff and other students. Some of the teams pets will also be online so feel free to bring along your pet too!  Click here to join the meeting

 Royal Holloway Community Garden: Planting Drop-In (2pm - 4pm) 

Did you know there is a community garden on campus used by students, staff and the local community?  This is a project organised via the Royal Holloway Volunteering team and the team generally have events each Wednesday through term time.  Find out more and get involved by contacting them through their Instagram page. The volunteers will be running a two hour planting 'drop-in' on Wednesday for you to join in with.  

Mental Health Awareness Week: Thursday 13 May

Self-guided campus walk: The Bee Walk (20 mins) (1.6k) (2300 steps)

Ahead of World Bee Day on 20 May try a longer low intensity walk and along the way find out more about the bee populations on campus that our academics monitor. Download the route map here and take a look at one of the hives on this walk - five minutes after you pass Jane Holloway Hall.  Did you know that a third of the world's food production depends on bees and so we all need to do our part to save the bees.   

Mindfulness Meditations (without music)

Connecting with nature helps bring us into the present moment, using our senses to tune into what surrounds us.  When we move our attention to the outside world we shift our focus from our internal anxious thoughts or feelings and begin to realise that tuning into nature can help us feel connected, energised and peaceful.  We have two mindfulness meditations (one with music and one without) for you to try this week, each helping you to connect with your surroundings and the nature that exists all around you.  Why not take some time out, find a quiet spot and connect with nature through mindfulness. 

 

Tune in to the sounds of nature

The National Trust report that a psychological study has found that natural sounds have restorative qualities and that three quarters of us feel more connected to nature when we hear birdsong - and that often these sounds bring back happy memories of childhood.  Wherever you live you can experience the orchestra of our natural world all through the day.  Why not get up for sunrise and experience the beauty of the dawn chorus.  Here are some tips from the National Trust.

Outdoor Bootcamp (5:30pm) 

From Royal Holloway Sport a 45 minute outdoor functional fitness class suitable for all abilities and fitness levels. Led by a qualified personal trainer, it's a great way to get yourselves moving, learn new skills and meet new people whilst improving your overall fitness. We’ll be running sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.30pm for 4 weeks and they are free to all Sports Pass holders. You can book your place up to 6 days in advance through our online booking system.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week: Friday 14 May

Guided wellbeing walk around campus (Meet at 12pm, Founder's East gazebo)

Students and staff are invited to join a circular walk around campus led by a member of our external spaces team.  The walk will include the arboretum, Canada Copse and West Fields.  Meet at the MHAW Gazebo on the raised grass area between Founder's East & Windsor building at 12pm on Friday and wear shoes suitable for walking and changing terrain. 

Self-guided campus walk: The Campus Circle Walk (30 mins) (2.2k) (3,000 steps)

A high intensity walk to finish the week with a longer route that explores areas of campus which are not marked out on the main paths. Download the route map and discover the hidden beauty of our campus.

Students' Union Give It  A Go: Tomato Planting 

Fancy learning how to sow seeds and save some money on your grocery shop? Make your way down to the Union Plaza between 4:00pm - 6:00pm to learn how to grown your own tomatoes.  More information is available on the GIAG pages here. 

Stargazing

Stargazing is an incredible way to experience the beauty of our world and to appreciate the size of the planet we inhabit.  If it's a warm evening why not grab a blanket, a hot chocolate and get outside with a friend (don't forget the rule of 6!) to discover the power of looking at the vastness of the night sky and stars.  The National Trust say the longer you look up, the more stars you'll discover.  They also suggest that as you look up you take time to enjoy the moment and think about how it makes you feel.  

Mental Health Awareness Week: Nature ideas for any day

Ideas from the National Trust 50 things to do before you're 11 list.

You don't have to be under 11 to do these - we think they're good for any age!

Go Cloud Watching: On a warm day, find a patch of grass, lie back and watch the clouds go by.  With a little imagination you can create whole worlds from the shapes you see in the clouds.  

Go swimming in the sea: Swimming in the sea is one of those brilliant experiences. It is very different from swimming in a pool, and you'll need to be very careful of currents and tides. But it's wild fun you'll never forget.

Watch the sunset: It might be the end of the day but there’s still plenty to see in nature. Before you go to bed, find a comfortable spot to watch the sky turn orange and red as the sun disappears beyond the horizon.

Go barefoot: Going barefoot is the perfect activity to get mucky, explore the outdoors, and make a lasting connection with nature. So, peel off your socks and let your bare toes wiggle free. Clamber up beach dunes and feel the warm sand on your soles, dance on soft wet grass in your garden, or listen to the squelchy loveliness of wet mud squishing under your feet. Don't forget to take a towel for afterwards, and keep your eyes open for glass or other things that might poke your feet.

Forage for wild food: Foraging is a hobby that involves searching for and eating plants, herbs and fruit. People have been foraging since the dawn of time and it’s time for you to dip your hand into the hedgerows, trees and bushes to see what  treats you can discover. Delicious snacks await you! You can find wild food almost anywhere in nature. When you’re out in the countryside, keep your eyes peeled for snacks in the trees, in the hedgerows and also on the ground. Bushes might be full of blackberries. Are there any fruit trees with apples, plums or pears waiting to be picked? Maybe there’s sweet-smelling wild garlic underfoot? See what you can find.

Enjoy a picnic: Why stay at home for lunch when you can eat in the wild? Pack a picnic next time you go on an adventure and enjoy tucking into your sandwiches surrounded by nature. Remember to take your rubbish and recycling home with you and dispose of as appropriate.

Skim a stone: Have you ever stood at the glittering water’s edge and watched a stone skip across the surface?  t’s a tricky skill to master, but if you’ve got a steady arm and a keen eye, you’ll soon learn how to skim a stone.

 

Covid safety: When participating please remember we are still governed by the rule of six and all outdoor activity must be restricted to a maximum of six people.  You should also always remember Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air.  

Wellbeing on Weekdays

Our programme of Wellbeing on Weekdays (WoW) events are designed to offer you skills based support to maintain your personal wellbeing and to learn skills which will become transferable in the workplace.  The events are faciliated by a range of staff from Student Advisory & Wellbeing often supported by colleagues from Professional Services or the Academy. Currently these workshops are being held on MS Teams.  An invite will be sent to registered participants.

Summer term WoW programme 

Mindfulness (Tuesday 27 April)

Tuesday 21 April 2021

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Faciliated by Jane Gittins 

Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness Practice.   Understanding mindfulness and its benefits, introducing and exploring mindfulness practice and ways in which you can incorporate and bring mindfulness into your daily life.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Introduction to the Graduate Visa (Wednesday 28 April)

Wednesday 28 April 2021 

10:30am - 11:00am

Facilitated by Denise Keable 

An opportunity for international students to find out more about the Graduate visa scheme.

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

Tips & Strategies for Online Exams for D&DS registered students (Wednesday 28 April)

Wednesday 28 April 2021

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Jackie Knowles 

This workshop will provide DDS registered students with exam strategies taking into account the types of assessments students are taking this year. We will include suggestions for effective use of extra time.

Contact disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

Tips & Strategies for Online Exams for D&DS registered students (Thursday 29 April)

Thursday 29 April 2021

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Jackie Knowles 

This workshop will provide DDS registered students with exam strategies taking into account the types of assessments students are taking this year. We will include suggestions for effective use of extra time.

Contact disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

Managing Anxiety (Tuesday 11 May) 

Tuesday 11 May 2021

2:00pm - 4:30pm 

Facilitated by Jane Gittins

 This workshop will help you understand what anxiety is and why we experience these feelings, physical sensations and behaviours.  Identifying and exploring your own anxiety cycle and building a toolkit of some simple strategies that will support you to feel more in control and able to cope in times of stress or anxiety.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Introduction to the Graduate Visa (Thursday 13 May) 

Thursday 13 May 2021 

10:30am - 11:00am

Facilitated by Denise Keable 

An opportunity for international students to find out more about the Graduate visa scheme.

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

Changing Perspectives (week 1 of 2) (Wednesday 19 May)

Wednesday 19 May (session 1 of 2)

Wednesday 26 May 2021 (session 2 of 2)

2:00pm - 4:00pm (both weeks)

Facilitated by Emma Smart

Are your thoughts negatively impacting your life? This 2 part psycho education workshop, allows you to explore different thinking styles and how they impact your emotions and behaviour.  We will explore different strategies to help you manage and challenge negative thinking styles/patterns and develop more positive and helpful thoughts.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Travel around the UK and Europe for international students (Tuesday 25 May)

Tuesday 25 May 2021

11:30am - 12:00pm 

Facilitated by Denise Keable 

An opportunity to look at travel opportunities and how to plan and prepare. 

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Changing Perspectives (week 2 of 2) (Wednesday 26 May) 

Wednesday 19 May (session 1 of 2)

Wednesday 26 May 2021 (session 2 of 2)

2:00pm - 4:00pm (both weeks)

Facilitated by Emma Smart

Are your thoughts negatively impacting your life? This 2 part psycho education workshop, allows you to explore different thinking styles and how they impact your emotions and behaviour.  We will explore different strategies to help you manage and challenge negative thinking styles/patterns and develop more positive and helpful thoughts.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Managing Anxiety (Thursday 27 May)

Thursday 27 May 2021

2:00pm - 4:30pm 

Facilitated by Emma Smart 

 This workshop will help you understand what anxiety is and why we experience these feelings, physical sensations and behaviours.  Identifying and exploring your own anxiety cycle and building a toolkit of some simple strategies that will support you to feel more in control and able to cope in times of stress or anxiety.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

 

 Spring term WoW programme 

International Student Orientation (Wednesday 13 January)

Wednesday 13 January 2021

10:30am - 12:00pm 

An opportunity to find out about the support and opportunities that Royal Holloway offers international students.

Facilitated by Denise Keable and Robert Young.

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

Sleep Hygiene (Thursday 14 January) 

Thursday 14 January 2021

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Faciliated by Kate Corti

This workshop run by the Student Wellbeing team helps to explore what a good sleep hygiene is and how you change your current habits to better support your sleep to live a better healthier lifestyle.

Contact wellbeing@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

Academic Writing for D&DS students (Monday 18 January)

Monday 18 January 2021

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Facilitated by Mona Khatibshahidi 

This workshop will help you to effectively break the process of essay wrting into manageable and clear chunks. Also, it will help you  decode and understand an assignment/essay question and structure your answers accordingly in a coherent way. 

Contact disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

 

New to the UK: Wellbeing & Health Care (Monday 18 January)

Monday 18 January 2021

11:00am - 11:30am

Facilitated by Denise Keable

A chance for international students to learn more about healthcare in the UK and their general wellbeing

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

New to the UK: Working in the UK (Wednesday 20 January)

Wednesday 20 January 2021

10:30am - 11:30am

Facilitated by Robert Young

An opportunity to find out how international students can look for work opportunities and also find out about the legal side of working in the UK

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Banking in the UK (Friday 22 January)

Friday 22 January 2021

11:00am - 11:30am

Facilitated by Denise Keable 

A chance for international students to learn more about banking in the UK

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Reading Strategies for D&DS Registered Students (Monday 25 January)

Monday 25 January 2021

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Fiona Lambie

 Workshop to look at the different ways of approaching reading and processing academic text; the assistive technology that can help; some suggestions on how to increase reading speed and strategies for proof-reading work.

Contact disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Living a healthy lifestyle to better your wellbeing (Tuesday 26 January)

Tuesday 26 January 2021

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Faciliated by Emma Stanley and Emily Terrell

This is a joint workshop run by Student Wellbeing and Sports that focuses on simple exercises and daily practices you can do to live a better healthy lifestyle. It focuses on general prinicples of wellbeing including diet, sleep and exercise.

Contact wellbeing@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

Anxiety Management skills (Wednesday 27 January) 

Wednesday 27 January 2021

2:00pm - 4:30pm 

Facilitated by Jane Gittins

 This workshop will help you understand what anxiety is and why we experience these feelings, physical sensations and behaviours.  Identifying and exploring your own anxiety cycle and building a toolkit of some simple strategies that will support you to feel more in control and able to cope in times of stress or anxiety.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

 

Time Management & Timetabling (Monday 1 February)

Monday 1 February 2021

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Faciliated by Susan Eastburn 

This popular workshop led by the Student Wellbeing team offers advice, hints and tips on how to better manage your time and how to do timetables that work. The workshop gives you resources and tools including a timetable that you can complete in the session.

Contact wellbeing@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

Money Matters: How to maintain your financial wellbeing (Monday 8 February)

Monday 8 February 2021

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Faciliated by Tina Barnard or Charlene Dawkins

Details to follow

Contact moneymatters@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

 

Time Management Strategies for Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Tuesday 9 February) 

Tuesday 9 February 2021

11:00am - 1:00pm

Faciliated by Jackie Knowles

Are you struggling to adapt to new daily study routines? Are you procrastinating around your deadlines? Time management is the secret of success! We will look at strategies that are customizable for SpLD students and be astounded at how important time  management is for our daily life.

Contact disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

Managing Low Mood & Depression (Tuesday 16 Febrauary)

Tuesday 16 February 2021

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Faciliated by Jane Gittins

This psycho-education workshop will help you understand what low mood and depression is and how it presents itself. We will explore different coping strategies to help you manage your low mood, reduce its impact and feel more in control.  

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Solving Household Disputes (Monday 22 February) 

Monday 22 February 2021

11:00am - 12:30pm

Facilitated by Lee Fellows

This workshop led by the Student Wellbeing (Community) team offers advice and support in how to manage household disputes. This includes guidance on dealing with typical househild issues like bills, arguments and how to talk to others to solve a dispute.

Contact community@royalholloway.ac.uk or more information and to register.

Mindfulness (Tuesday 2 March)

Tuesday 2 March 2021

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Facilitated by Jane Gittins 

Details to follow

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

Managing stress during your PhD (Tuesday 9 March) 

Tuesday 9 March 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Facilitated by Lee Fellows & Emma Brodzinski

This workshop focuses of managing the unique stress factors that you may experience whilst doing you PhD. It explores the themes of imposter syndrome, isolation, negative feedback and how you can manage these stress points.

Contact wellbeing@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

Changing Perspectives (week 1 of 2) (Thursday 11 March)

Thursday 11 March (session 1 of 2)

Thursday 18 March 2021 (session 2 of 2)

2:00pm - 4:00pm (both weeks)

Facilitated by Emma Smart

Are your thoughts negatively impacting your life? This 2 part psycho education workshop, allows you to explore different thinking styles and how they impact your emotions and behaviour.  We will explore different strategies to help you manage and challenge negative thinking styles/patterns and develop more positive and helpful thoughts.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Sort out your finances - budget planning (Tuesday 16 March)

Tuesday 16 March 2021

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Faciliated by Tina Barnard or Charlene Dawkins

Contact moneymatters@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

Revision & Exam Techniques for Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Wednesday 17 March) 

Wednesday 17 March 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Facilitated by Jackie Knowles 

This workshop will focus on exam and revision  techniques that will support students with an SpLD, including  open book assessments. How do you use your extra time effectively? How do you approach multiple choice questions? How do you motivate yourself to revise for an open book exam? 

Contact disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

Changing Perspectives (week 2 of 2) (Thursday 18 March)

Thursday 11 March 2021 (session 1 of 2)

Thursday 18 March 2021 (session 2 of 2)

2:00pm - 4:00pm (both weeks)

Facilitated by Emma Smart

Are your thoughts negatively impacting your life? This 2 part psycho education workshop, allows you to explore different thinking styles and how they impact your emotions and behaviour.  We will explore different strategies to help you manage and challenge negative thinking styles/patterns and develop more positive and helpful thoughts.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

 

Autumn term WoW Programme 

International Student Orientation (Wednesday 23 September) 

Wednesday 23 September 2020

10:30am - 12:00pm 

An opportunity to find out about the support and opportunities that Royal Holloway offers international students.

Facilitated by Denise Keable and Robert Young.

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Introduction to Mindfulness (Wednesday 30 September)

Wednesday 30 September 2020

2:00pm - 3:30pm

An introduction to mindfulness and mindfulness practice.  You will develop an understanding of minfulness and its benefits, be introduced to and explore mindfulness practice and the ways in which you can incorporate and bring mindfulness into your daily life.

Facilitated by Jane Gittins

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

New to the UK: Wellbeing and Healthcare (Friday 2 October)

Friday 2 October 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm 

Facilitated by Denise Keable

A chance for international students to learm more about healthcare in the UK and how to maintain their general wellbeing

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Sleep Hygiene (Tuesday 6 October)

Tuesday 6 October 2020

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Kate Corti

Details to follow

Contact wellbeing@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register

Banking in the UK (Wednesday 7 October)

Wednesday 7 October 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm

Facilitated by Denise Keable

An opportunity for international students to learn more about banking in the UK

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Solving Household Disputes (Thursday 8 October)

Thursday 8 October 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm

Facilitated by Amanda Ellis

Details to follow

Contact community@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

Sorting out your finances - budget planning for students (Tuesday 13 October)

Tuesday 13 October 2020

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Facilitated by Tina Barnard / Charlene Dawkins

Providing you with helpful information to ensure you are making the most of your money

Contact moneymatters@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

Managing anxiety (Wednesday 14 October)

Wednesday 14 October 2020

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Facilitated by Jane Gittins

This workshop will help you understand what anxiety is and why we experience these feelings, physical sensations and behaviours.  You will identify and explore your own anxiety cycle and build a toolkit of some simple strategies that will support you to feel more in control and able to cope in times of stress or anxiety.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

Time management & timetabling (Thursday 15 October)

Thursday 15 October 2020 

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Susan Eastburn

This workshop will enable you to work smarter, not harder.  You will learn the skills needed to timetable your week and build new habits, helping you to get more done in less time.  Learning how to manage your time effectively can help you feel more relaxed, focused and in control.

Contact wellbeing@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Academic writing (Disability & Dyslexia Services registered students) (Tuesday 20 October)

Tuesday 20 October 2020

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Mona Khatibshahidi / Jackie Knowles / Fiona Lambie

Develop your academic writing skills and work on essay structures with the D&DS academic advisers

Contact disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Changing Perspectives (Wednesday 21 October AND Wednesday 29 October)

Session 1 of 2: Wednesday 21 October 2020 | Session 2 of 2: Wednesday 28 October 2020

2:00pm - 4:00pm (each session)

Facilitated by Emma Smart

Are your thoughts negatively impacting your life? This two part psycho-educational workshop allows you to explore different thinking style and how they impact your emotions and behaviour.  With Emma you will explore different strategies to help you manage and challenge negative thinking styles / patterns and develop more positive and helpful thoughts.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

New to the UK: Working in the UK (Thursday 22 October) 

Thursday 22 October 2020

10:30am - 12:00pm

Facilitated by Robert Young

An opportunity to find out how international students can look for work opportunities and also find out about the legal side of working in the UK

Contact internationaladvice@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Time management (Disability & Dyslexia Services registered students) (Tuesday 27 October)

Tuesday 27 October 2020

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Facilitated by Mona Khatibshahidi / Jackie Knowles / Fiona Lambie

Learn strategies for managing time for students with specific learning difficulties and other D&DS registered students.

Contact disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Reading strategies (Disability & Dyslexia Services registered students (Monday 2 November)

Monday 2 November 2020

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Mona Khatibshahidi / Jackie Knowles / Fiona Lambie.

Learn reading techniques - short bursts of effective and fast reading for students.

Contact disability-dyslexia@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Anxiety Group (6 weeks, by referral) (from Tuesday 3 November) 

Attendance at this therapeutic groups is by referral from one of our Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners

Tuesday 3 November - Tuesday 8 December 2020 (weekly)

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Facilitated by a trained Therapist, Jane Gittins. 

This programme offers a therapeutic setting, using a CBT approach to support those experiencing a range of anxiety difficulties.  Providing a thoughtful and safe space to explore what anxiety is, how it is impacting and being maintained in your life and ways in which these patterns and difficulties can be challenged and overcome.

Group therapy can offer the opportunity to connect with others that are experiencing similar difficultiess, creating a supportive ands trusting space where we can learn from others the sharing of experiences and supporting each other to achieve therapeutic goals.

To get in touch with our Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk

Living a healthy lifestyle to better your wellbeing (Thursday 5 November)

Thursday 5 November 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Facilitated by Emma Watson and Emily Terrell

Details to follow

Contact wellbeing@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

Managing your stress during your PhD (Thursday 19 November)

Thursday 19 November 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Facilitated by Lee Fellows and Emma Brodzinski

Details to follow.

Contact wellbeing@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register. 

Managing low mood and depression (Thursday 26 November)

Thursday 26 November 2020

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Facilitated by Emma Smart

This psycho-educational workshop will help you understand what low mood and depression is and how it presents itself.  You will explore different coping strategies to help you manage your low mood, reduce its impact and feel more in control.

Contact mentalhealth@royalholloway.ac.uk for more information and to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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