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  • Mental Health Awareness Week

    13 to 19 May 2019

    Oxford Brookes is proud to be part of the annual celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week, providing an opportunity to promote, celebrate and raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing. This year's theme is Body Image.

    Initiated by the Oxford Brookes Staff Diversity Networks, we want to reach staff and students across the University, along with members of the LGBTQ+ Staff Forum, BAME Staff Network and Staff Disability Network. 

    Events are open to all. Please join us if you can.

  • Events

    • Mental Health Awareness Workshop

      Monday 13 May, 12.00-1.00pm

      JHB128 - Executive Suite, Headington Campus

      The purpose of the session is to raise awareness of mental health in the context of HE, how to identify the signs of mental ill health, and how to respond to those in distress and crisis. 

    • Pets as Therapy

      Monday 13 May, 1.00-2.00pm

      Outside JHB128 - Executive Suite, Headington Campus

      Drop by to say hello to friendly four-legged ambassadors from Pets as Therapy, and get a feel for their life-enhancing and health-giving work. 

    • Body, Mind, Health….owning who you are

      Tuesday 14 May, 12.00-1.30pm

      JHB128 - Executive Suite, Headington Campus

      A workshop with Zayna Ratty on how our extrinsic and intrinsic identities can affect our self-image and psychological wellbeing. How can we nurture personality autonomy in today’s culture of exclusionary self care? Book now!

    • Natural Mindfulness

      Wednesday 15 May, 1.00-2.00pm

      Headington Campus - Meet at the Gate House at the entrance to Headington Hill Hall

      How often do we rush through life and not notice our surroundings? The philosophy of Natural Mindfulness is to pay more attention to the present moment by paying attention to the natural world – trees, plants and birdsong.

    • Mental Health Awareness Workshop

      Thursday 16 May, 12.00-1.00pm

      JHB128 - Executive Suite, Headington Campus

      The purpose of the session is to raise awareness of mental health in the context of HE, how to identify the signs of mental ill health, and how to respond to those in distress and crisis. 

    • Better Understanding and Management of Emotions

      Thursday 16 May, 2.00-5.00pm

      Room 2.16A, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

      This Oxford Student Mental Health Network workshop by Annya Alfoadari will provide an overview of the physiology, function and our reactions to, emotions and self-harm. It will also look at some coping strategies and skills for managing extreme emotions.

      Annya Alfoadari (RMN) is the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Team Lead at Oxon CAMHS OSCA Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.  

      Please register interest in attending the seminar by replying to osmhn@brookes.ac.uk. Spaces are limited, so please book early. 

    • Understanding the Mental Health Tribes

      Thursday 16 May, 5.00-6.30pm

      Green Room, Headington Hill Hall

      A critical historical analysis of the changing functions of mental health practitioners, presented by Professor John Hall from the Centre for Medical Humanities.

    Regular events and activities from the Multifaith Chaplaincy will also run through the week.

    The services of Occupational Health are in place to support staff health and wellbeing in the workplace all year round.