Event date: 22 - 26 April, 2024

Looking forward to Wellbeing Week 2024

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‘When life gives you rain, jump in the puddles!’ 

‘When life gives you rain, jump in the puddles!’ 

…and although we may be anticipating some rain next week, that will not let us stop us from embracing Wellbeing Week in all its glory. This year’s theme is ‘Spiritually Speaking,’ a springboard and catalyst for students to tap into their authentic selves and reconnect with nature – rain or shine! 

The week will be centred around inspiring talks with broadcaster, Journalist and Activist Mary Mandefield, Musician and Song Writer from alt- pop duo ‘Oh Wonder’ Josie Vanderwest, and Karen Liebenguth, Green Space Coach and Mindfulness Expert.  

Form classes will be given wildflower seedlings to tenderly nurture and grow until they are strong enough to colour the grounds. Daily thoughts for the day, random acts of kindness such as flowers, letters and cupcakes, drop-in art spaces and breath work classes, Mindfulness podcasts, alongside interactive and visual reminders about the wellbeing team and where students can get support if they feel they need it, will all be present to encourage students to find their voice and use it, meaningfully, to express themselves and reconnect with the space that they live in, and each other. 

We will also be announcing the long-awaited winner of the ‘Nurtured by Nature’ mural competition, an opportunity for students to design a piece of art to bring joy to the Wellbeing area and judged by Designer and Art Psychotherapist Stefan Kraus. How can you visually explore the idea of being nurtured by nature? What is it about nature that makes us feel good? What are the visual associations you have with nature? Are some of the questions we asked students to explore in the brief. 

Not to forget the ‘EXPRESS YOURSELF’ colour run, a fun run with a difference inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi, that will involve students being showered with coloured powders on the Galbraith Lawn on Tuesday. 

A special thank you to our Mental Health Ambassadors who have contributed fantastic ideas and have played a crucial role in ensuring the week is enjoyed by all. 

Laura Mae Brown

Wellbeing and Therapeutic Lead  

Reg. TSP Psychodynamic Psychotherapist for children, young people and families 

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