Juice Mental Health Awareness Week 14 - 20 May 2018

Launch of brand new Staff Mental Wellbeing pages

We’re committed to making the University a remarkable place to work and everyone’s health and wellbeing sits at the heart of this aim. Juice is about encouraging and inspiring you to look after your wellbeing, both physical and mental.In support of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we have launched some dedicated Mental Wellbeing pages for staff to access as and when they might need. These pages are designed to be a practical resource, signposting and guiding both individuals and line managers to services and useful information on Mental Health and wellbeing.

To access these webpages please click here.

Music & Mental Wellbeing

Researchers have found that music releases dopamine, the feel-good chemical in your brain. It may be obvious to us, but it is strong evidence for the link between music and mental wellbeing.

The Mental Health charity Mind surveyed over a thousand people and noted that a third of people use music to give them a lift when they feel down at work.Choir has been a fundamental part of our Juice programme since its launch 5 years ago. As part of Mental Health Awareness in May, our featured activity this month will be Choir.We have asked our regular Choir attendees to share how music impacts their mental wellbeing.

To read their personal stories please click here.

What is Mindfulness and how can it help my Mental Wellbeing?

The word Mindfulness is used a lot, but what does it mean?

  • How can we practice mindfulness?
  • Will it improve my wellbeing?

For some people Mindfulness can raise more questions than answers, but if you are interested in finding out more and giving it a try, Juice are running Introductory sessions across campus throughout May

These evening sessions will provide an overview as to what mindfulness is (and isn't) and provides opportunity to try a shorter and longer guided practice, along with scope for discussion and questions. We want to come out to you where possible, as such we will be holding each session at a different location.

Whilst this session is geared towards newcomers to mindfulness, it is open to any who want to attend and participate.

To find out dates and book on today please click here.

In addition, Juice will be supporting you to find your healthy balance by exploring your personal wellbeing options and offering you opportunities to get together with people from across the University through a range of activities. Options include meditation, tai-chi, needlework and the Juice walking group (visit Juice via MUSE to book).

Please also browse our Juice articles around creating a positive Mindset. The Health Hub can be accessed through our Juice platform via MUSE. Articles include the value of walking meetings, meditation and the benefits of getting outdoors on Mental Wellbeing.

You can also follow us on twitter to keep up to date with current information and activities from Juice.