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Leicester College Events

Leicester College Wellbeing Week

  • Date Mon 13 May -
    Fri 17 May 2019
  • Time Various -
    see below
  • Location Abbey Park and Freemen's Park Campuses

Wellbeing Week is a College wide event for staff and students to take time to reflect on and improve physical and mental wellbeing.

The following sessions are taking place. If you are member of staff please visit Sharepoint to book; if you are a student you should talk to your learning coach if you would like to attend any sessions.




Who is this for

Introduction to mindfulness Tuesday 14, 12.30-1.30pm, FPC

Thursday 16, 12.30-1.30pm, APC

To explain and a chance to practice how mindfulness will give you:

  • reduced stress and anxiety levels
  • better relationships
  • improved resilience, memory and concentration
  • a more positive, happier outlook on life
Staff and students
Tai chi Monday 13, 12.30-1.30pm, FPC

Friday 17, 11am-12pm, APC

Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements Staff
Relaxation Tuesday 14, 12.30-1.30pm, FPC

Wednesday 15, 12.30-1.30pm, APC

Breathing and exercise techniques to help you reduce stress and anxiety Staff and students
Body image workshops Tuesday 13, 10-11.30am, APC
Tuesday 13, 1-2.30pm, FPC
Explore historic perceptions of the ideal body, the impact of social media, cultural differences and we also focus on other attributes besides body image we have which are important and may improve our self-esteem Staff and students
Retirement planning Wednesday 15, 10am-12pm and 1-3pm, ACP Information to help you understand your pension benefits and plan for your financial future Staff who are members of the LGPS or TPS
Mental health support at work Monday 13, 11am-1pm, FPC

Wednesday 15, 11am-1pm, FPC

Confidential and free mental health support for anyone in work provided by Able Futures Staff and students who also work
Healthy eating Zest, all week, FPC Free tea and talk table, make your own smoothies, healthy dish of the day throughout the week Staff and students
Care First Friday 17, 11am-1pm, FPC Promotion of the services provided by Care first and include:

  • Health management & wellbeing portal
  • Counselling
  • Debt management
  • Consumer, legal rights, housing advice
Menopause awareness training for line managers Thursday 16, 1-2pm, FPC Provided by Henpicked. We’re holding two menopause awareness sessions to get the conversation started:

For line managers:

  • How confident do you feel talking about menopause?
  • Would you know how to support one of your team or a colleague?

In this session we’ll cover why we’re talking about menopause, what menopause is, it’s symptoms and how to provide the right support.

Staff – line managers
Menopause awareness training for staff Thursday 16, 2.30-4pm, FPC What do you know about the menopause?

Are you, a member of your family, friend or colleague experiencing menopause and want to know more?

This session covers what menopause is, its symptoms, ways of managing them, thinking about long term health and where help
is available.




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