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Wellbeing Wednesday #3

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Hi all

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the lovely sunshine!

Today is World Earth Day! – To celebrate, Unity yoga are doing some online live classes today – 1 during the day and 2 in the evening! and the fees are being donated to Foodhall. Full details can be found here: https://www.unityyogasheffield.com/ 
Or get involved in some volunteering – our lovely Volunteering team have shared some conservation opportunities and you are all welcome to get involved! https://www.hallamstudentsunion.com/volunteeringfromhome/

Things to watch/read/try – Just a reminder about where you can go to find lots of different suggestions on things to do/read/watch to help keep us all entertained. If you want to add any suggestions please share on the google doc.  To access the document, please click here.


Book Club – The book club is meeting at 3pm on Wednesday the 29th to discuss Jane Eyre, if anyone wants to join they’re more than welcome, they just need to let Sally Carter know so they can be invited to the meeting. It won’t be super in depth or high brow! Next month the book club will be reading The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald and Sally will send the links to the different versions for next Wednesdays newsletter.


Gifs to help you relax – If you are feeling stressed or anxious, these gifs can help focus your breathing https://www.destressmonday.org/6-gifs-help-relax/ You can save them on your phone as an image to look at any time you need


Tips for parents – The BBC have set up daily bite size lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons The page has been split into different years
(this is not just for parents and kids, no judgement here!) Harry Potter at home hub for magical treats and interesting reads https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Mindful walks – A few people have mentioned finding the daily walk, for exercise a little strange. As children we are so inquisitive and observant, making any walk an adventure. Somewhere along the lines we lose that! So one way of bringing that wonder and focus back, is to be mindful when walking. You could try this… Next time you go for a short walk make a collection of all things related to Spring. This could be a physical collection; leaves, wild flowers (please don’t pick anything from somebody’s garden!), wild garlic etc. Or it could be a mental observation. Think about: What can you see? What can you smell? What can you hear?
Tip: Kids might love doing this too!


We hope you have enjoyed these suggestions. If you have any ideas or things you would like us to include in the next newsletter please contact Lucy Wheeler and Dani Thornton-Walker. Each email will also be shared on to the Staff Intranet , so be sure to take a look back at the advice in our last email.

Keep talking to each other, your friends and family and remember that if you need more support you can contact the SU mental health first aiders (and Healthy Hallam Champions): Dan Williams, Janet Heiser and Dani Thornton-Walker, or contact Employee Assistance Programme or the Samaritans  (available 24 hours a day).

If you want to try lots of new things great, if you want to bake a new cake great, if you want to improve your linkedIn or learn a new language great! But if actually you are just living each day as it comes and no more, that is totally ok as well. Remember whatever you are doing, it is enough! ??

Best wishes

The Wellbeing Project Team


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