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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited, so please book early.
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.