University launches Wellbeing Week

The University is running its fifth annual Wellbeing Week for staff and students this week from 27 April to 1 May 2020. Although this Wellbeing Week won’t include any face-to-face activities, it’s more important than ever that staff and students take some time to find ways to relax, socialise and improve their overall physical and mental health.

Wellbeing Week 2020 offers a range of online activities with each day highlighting one of the five steps to wellbeing – connect, be physically active, learn new skills, give to others, and mindfulness. More info on the five steps can be found here:

Highlights from the week will include:

  • A new episode of The Academy’s Developing Practice podcast with psychologist Sarah Waite on mental wellbeing which includes opportunities for you to take part in activities yourself.
  • Join the Sport Liverpool activity tracker where you can log any type of physical activity that you do during the COVID-19 lockdown.
    Sport Liverpool have also organised the #Campus5KatHome All you have to do is run or walk 5K at any time next Wednesday 29 April and post your finished time and selfie on social media with the hashtag #Campus5KatHome and tag @Sportliverpool.
  • Learn new skills with training modules covering important aspects of looking after yourself such as resilience, personal agility, changing behaviours and skills that you can use to support others such as the new module for supervisors to support the mental health of their PGR students.
  • Volunteer using the University’s Liv to Give scheme – more news on this to follow later this week.
  • Hear from Senior Leadership Team members on ways that they are tackling managing remotely during this time.
  • Read new factsheets from the Equality & Engagement team covering ways to manage inclusively during homeworking.

You can follow Wellbeing Week activities and get all the information you need via the @LivUniAcademy, @LivUniEquality and @LivUniPeople twitter accounts and by looking for the hashtags: #LivUniWellbeing and #TeamLivUni.

We would love to hear what you are doing for Wellbeing Week, so please do let us know via these Twitter accounts and by adding the hashtags to your tweets.