Stress and Sleep

Sleep well; live well

Sleep Score
2018’s national theme for Mental Health Awareness Week on 14-20 May draws attention to the relationship between stress and our mental health.

Imperial has chosen to focus our activities on helping our community sleep well! Low quality sleep is often linked to increased feelings of stress and lowered mental and physical health.

As a part of this years campaign, we have teamed up with Sleepio, thanks to London's NHS Digital Mental Wellbeing Service.

To discover your personal Sleep Score and how to improve it, visit our page

MHAW 18 Events & Activites

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MHAW Lecture: Why sleep is good for you

Why Is sleep good for you? 
In this talk, Professor William Wisden outlines the current research findings of how sleep may help the brain clear the build-up of waste toxins, stimulate the memory, stabilize mood and boost the immune system. 

Speaker: Professor William Wisden

Tuesday 15 May 
Lecture Theatre G34
Sir Alexander Fleming Building
South Kensington Campus

Book via Eventbrite
Connect to our live webcast from your desktop or mobile device.
Download available after the session.

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Sleeposium

If you’ve ever wished you could boost your energy or lift your mood at work, this session is for you. Find out how sleep underpins performance through concentration, learning, memory and even teamwork. We’ll discuss how to cope with late nights, and share a new online tool to help you develop healthy sleep patterns.

Speaker: Sophie Bostock (Sleepio)

Wednesday 16 May 
Lecture Theatre 201
Skempton Building
South Kensington Campus

Book via Eventbrite
Connect to our live webcast from your desktop or mobile device.
Download available after the session.

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Sleep Yoga

Yoga isn't just beneficial for improving core strength, flexibility, and stress levels; it can also help you sleep better. This session focuses on poses that can help you sleep for longer, fall asleep faster, and return to sleep more quickly. 

Trainer: ETHOS

Monday 14 May 
ETHOS Sports Centre Studio
South Kensington Campus

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MHAW activities

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Stress Less: Insights and Techniques

This short workshop is for staff who want to understand the stress process and take steps to minimise its impact on their life.

John McConnel - external trainer

Friday 18 May 
Wolfson Seminar Room 1
Hammersmith Campus

Book via My Training on ICIS

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Stress Awareness

This short and interactive Power Workshop session is suitable for all staff and will focus on raising awareness of stress, including common signs and symptoms. We will discuss proven techniques for managing and reducing stress and we will also cover further sources of support within the College.

Trainer: Maria Knight

Monday 14 May 
Seminar & Learning Centre Room 6
South Kensington Campus

Book via My Training on ICIS

Resilence

Building Personal Resilience

This short workshop is for all staff who would like to assess their current levels of resilience and consider practical actions to improve - before we hit pressure points! It is designed around a simple framework that can be easily applied within the workplace, and elsewhere.

Trainer: Lindsay Comalie

Thursday 17 May 
Anthony De Rothschild Room
St Mary's Campus

Book via My Training on ICIS