“As part of my candidate statement for the role of Wellbeing Officer, I pledged to make students the driving force behind Union welfare initiatives to ensure our work benefits them in a way that is meaningful. This would provide a platform for relevant clubs and societies to carry out their activities in a way that is inclusive and visible, to attract more members and to share their personal expertise in their respective fields.
My candidate statement also highlighted the need to fill the gap where LUU and the University’s wellbeing services end and external or national level mental health support begins. Inviting third sector organisations to meet students face to face, as well as providing suggestions for improving personal wellbeing through other activities, could help to bridge this gap in some way.” – Emily Tabern, Wellbeing Officer
Our programme includes a variety of mindful and relaxing indoor and outdoor activities, including soap making, tea blend making, pets as therapy, foraging, and a guided walk. There will also be stalls from Get Out, Get Active, Mind Leeds, Lifelong Learning Centre, and Unipol waiting for you in the LUU foyer to discuss various issues and challenges. And don’t forget to spin the Wellness Wheel for prizes! See all the events here.
Take this opportunity to get familiar with existing support services and explore new ways to take care of yourself. With spring exams and assignments coming up, we hope that the Spring Welfair will allow you to catch your breath and check in with your mind and body.