Wellbeing on Weekdays


A programme of skills based and psycho-educational workshops and groups lead by teams from Student Advisory & Wellbeing

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.

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)

ITuesday 16 March 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

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

 

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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