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.
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.