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Wellbeing brief

16 Jan 2019

Take notice in January

Bird on frosty tree

The staff wellbeing team are encouraging you to #TakeNotice this month. We're surrounded by a beautiful campus with nearby parks and historical places of interest. Our Environmental Sustainability Team have a Living Campus Plan including UMAPIT (University of Manchester Animal Positions and Information Tracker) which is a bespoke app to allow users to record sightings of 19 urban wildlife species and a Tree Trail.

The University’s Staff Wellbeing website now has a wellbeing calendar with full listings from January to August showing special events (sign up for the Manchester 10k), year round activities such as Be Active courses and monthly listings of health and wellbeing days, events, on-campus activities and the wellbeing lectures. Keep checking back as events and lectures are always being added.

Visit the Staff Wellbeing website for information and inspiration.

January wellbeing prize draw

This month you can win a Little Kindness gift box from FriendinaBox.  Included in this box is Ten Poems of Kindness book, plus classic organic tea selection from the English Tea Shop with a choice of either delicious organic buttery shortbread from the Isle of Mull or gluten and dairy free biscuits created in Switzerland by Rhythm 108!

For your chance to win, just answer the question below.

Q. What has kindness meant to you in the past?

A. Send a sentence or two sharing how someone’s kindness to you made a difference and we hope to share a number of anonymised examples in February on Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Email your answers to wellbeing@manchester.ac.uk by midnight on 31st January marking subject line Kindness.  Don’t forget to include your contact details. One winner drawn at random on 1st Febraury will win the prize.

Further information

Visit the Staff Wellbeing website