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Wellbeing update July

01 Jul 2019

July and August are the months we promote Learn and Discover, one of the University’s Six Ways to Wellbeing.

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This is to encourage you to make time to try something new or rediscover an old interest. Learning new things will make you more confident; inspire you, as well as being fun.

On campus there are various courses to try for your health and wellbeing, distance learning courses, green spaces to discover and the University’s Tree Trail. Outside of work the warmer weather can give you opportunities to discover new places!

Our wellbeing lectures have now ended for this academic year, but the staff wellbeing website has a detailed calendar from July onwards that gives you the full details of opportunities and relevant booking information.

Wellbeing highlights for July

3rd July - Monthly cycle breakfast  - All staff from the University of Manchester (UoM), Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) and Home Mcr are all welcome to join a free cyclists’ breakfast at a location on the Oxford Road Corridor, every first Wednesday of the month. Commute by bike and then come along for breakfast, receive the latest news and meet fellow cyclists.

Every Tuesday until the end of August - Why not drop in for Mindful Movement and Meditation at St Peter’s House every Tuesday until the end of August 12.30-1pm (Wholeness Studio St Peter’s House).  Take half an hour to step away from your desk to breathe, stretch and relax. As St Peter’s is a registered charity and committed to offering a developing and sustainable programme they have a suggested donation £1-£2

4th July – St Peter’s House – Wholeness Summer – Half an hour of yoga followed by a delicious lunch from 'Milk and Honey' in our hidden garden. Sunshine is predicted! Booking is required for this session.

The Be Active summer programme starts on the 8th July. The drop-in classes will run from Beginning of July until the end of August and they’ll be running the most popular classes of 2018/19. They have on the programme Cardio fitness, toning, weights, dance and Hula Hoop sessions, and have plenty of holistic based activities including various Yoga and Pilates options and not forgetting  the Lets sing Wellbeing choir for all!

25th July – The UMRUN Run commute and free breakfast. Action for Happiness’ calendar

Have you explored Action for Happiness’ Jump Back July calendar. They have daily actions to help you cope with life's ups and downs. The actions for the 1 July are make a list of the things you are looking forward to!

Make July and August the time for you to learn and discover something new!

Further information

Visit the staff wellbeing website.