Self Care Week

Self-Care Week is from the 13th-17th November. It's a week for students to explore how they can care for their own wellbeing (both physical and mental) and who they can turn to if they need more than their own self-care. More than a ¼ of students report having a mental health problem. We hope our events will get people talking about mental health, encourage you to get more active, promote healthy lifestyles and help in reducing daily stresses! We want to encourage students to have a safe space to share how they can overcome these struggles.

The events take place across all four campuses; Penryhn Road, Kingston Hill, Roehampton Vale and Knights Park, to ensure that all students can access some of the Self-Care Week events. The events range from a Yoga pop up session at Penrhyn Road to a chalk walk for mental health at Roehampton Vale. There will also a crafting session at Knight’s Park and a Bake sale at Penrhyn Road amongst many other events!

Below is the calendar of events featuring the times and rooms. All students and staff are welcome, so please come along and learn how to look after your own and others’ well-being.

Be kind to your mind

Monday 13th November

-Let’s Talk about Alcohol Awareness, 11am-2pm, Penrhyn Road Reception

The University’s Wellbeing team will be running a stall with the Public Health Team for Alcohol awareness week. They will be chatting to you about all things to do with your physical and mental health.

-Chalk Walk for Mental Health, 11am-1pm, Roehampton Vale Reception and Courtyard

Join your Union Advice Team and your Roehampton Vale Officer Patrick to raise mental heatlh awareness on your campus by writing a positive message in chalk!  

 

Tuesday 14th November

-Crafting Self-Care, 11am-4pm, Knight's Park Foyer

Take some time out of your busy day to drink some tea, reflect, craft and talk. Talking about our feelings, being with other people and above else creating for the love of creating… are all tools for self-care.Join us in the Knights Park foyer for some free tea and various crafts with your Knights Park Officer Daisy

-Let’s talk about Drugs and Smoking Prevention,11am-2pm, Penrhyn Road Reception

As part of the UK alcohol awareness week, the University’s Wellbeing team will be running a stall with HopeUK and the Smoking Prevention Team raising awareness of issues such as abuse of drugs, alcohol and smoking.

-FREE Lunchtime YOGA CLASS, 13.10-13.50pm, Fitness Centre at Penrhyn Road

This free lunchtime class is for beginners. For more information contact J.Heath@kingston.ac.uk

Wednesday 15th November

-FREE Lunchtime CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS ,12.10-12.50pm, Fitness Centre at Penrhyn Road

This free lunchtime class is for beginners. For more information contact J.Heath@kingston.ac.uk

-Knitting for Charity, 1pm-3pm, Union Social Space, Penrhyn Road

Beginners Welcome. Sometimes lending someone else that helping hand can make all the difference in your own life, feel free to join the Knitting for charity volunteering group and knit those stresses away! . Any questions or for other volunteering oppurtunites please contact volunteering@kingston.ac.uk.

-FREE Meditation session, 2-3pm, Health Centre, Penryhn Road

No booking required- everyone welcome. For further information contact Student Wellbeing on 0208 417 2172 or email them at  health@kingston.ac.uk

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Thursday 16th November

-Even Nurses need Nursing campaign- *FREE Tea & Muffins to help support you with your assessments* 11am-2pm, Frank Lampl Building, Kingston Hill

The Union will be at Kingston Hill today providing FREE Tea & Muffins to the nursing students going through their OSCE assessments to help keep you motivated, supported and signposted if you needs be. 

-Union Advice Stall and Bake Sale,12-4pm, Penryhn Road Reception

You won’t be able to miss the Union’s Advice Stall and bake sale at Penrhyn Road. This is a great opportunity to find out more about local organisations which provide support for your wellbeing and give feedback about what you think about mental health on campus.

 

Friday 17th November

-Even Nurses need Nursing campaign- *FREE Tea & Muffins to help support you with your assessments* 11am-2pm, Frank Lampl Building, Kingston Hill

The Union will be at Kingston Hill today providing FREE Tea & Muffins to the nursing students going through their OSCE assessments to help keep you motivated, supported and signposted if you needs be. 

-FREE Lunchtime BOXING CLASS, 12.10-12.50pm, Fitness Centre at Penrhyn Road

This free lunchtime class is for beginners. For more information contact J.Heath@kingston.ac.uk

 

Where to go if you need further support:

Union Advice Team provides advice independent, friendly and confidential advice on a range of issues and signpost you to other service You can contact them on support@kingston.ac.uk to find out more.

University Student Wellbeing team  provide crisis drop in sessions, stress workshops and counselling, as well as health advice, medical services and complementary therapies.

You can contact them via email or by phone.  health@kingston.ac.uk / 0208 417 2172

Samaritans (24 hour helpline if you want to talk to someone) 116 123 or drop into their Kingston branch  2 Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QS

Nightline (Student Led Peer support service from 6pm-8am every evening) 020 7631 0101