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May 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week 

14th - 20th  May

sleep bannerWe have decided that in addition to promoting the Mental Health Foundation’s national theme of Stress - are we coping? we would also take the opportunity to encourage our community to think about sleep.

During the week there will be opportunities to learn more about sleep, with a talk by Professor Bill Wisden titled Why Sleep is Good for You, Sport Imperial’s Sleep Yoga and the launch of Sleepio. We have teamed up with Big Health, designers of Sleepio, an online sleep assessment and improvement programme to improve the sleep of the Imperial community.

During the week we should reflect on our mental wellbeing and that of those around us, taking opportunity to talk about mental health and promote resources and support available at Imperial College.

For more information and bookings, please visit our webpage.

Engagement Dayopen day

Staff looking to explore societal engagement are invited to attend the College’s first Engagement Day on Wednesday 20 June. Hosted by Professor Maggie Dallman, Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships), the day will create a space for networking and dialogue around engagement and best practice as well as highlight some of the inspiring activities that are going on both at Imperial and externally.

The day will include:

  • A Keynote from Clare Matterson, Director of Engagement at The Natural History Museum
  • Fast paced Pecha Kucha presentations of engagement projects
  • The choice to attend one of four varied breakout workshops
  • A panel session on public engagement as research impact with Professor Nick Jennings, Paul Manners (NCCPE) and Steven Hill (Research England)

Find out more and register to attend

Active Imperial Summer 2018

(open to all staff and students)

You can purchase an Active Imperial membership for £15 from April 28th 2018 with the timetable starting on April 30th 2018.weight lifter

You can purchase a membership by clicking the following link: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/sport/be-active/active-imperial/

For Yoga and Tai Chi and any team sports sessions members will need to register on the following eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/sport-imperial-13393529989

*The Active Imperial programme will for the first time continue throughout the summer! Once term has come to a close in June there will be some changes to the provision to reflect the vacation period but the £15 membership will carry members through until September 28th 2018 !

There are a number of new exciting sessions taking place such as Yoga, Tai Chi,  Desk to 5k, Lawn Bowls, Mindfullness, Creative Meditation, and extensnions to popular activities such as Badminton, Basketball and Climbing. We ecnourage you to use the event brite also so we can gage numbers for our team sports days.

Other Development Opportunities

coming up

Sleepio - Discover your sleep score

Sleep better, feel happier, and worry less! We’ve teamed up with experts from Sleepio to help you test your sleep and improve it. Whether you struggle to get a wink or sleep like a log, sleep impacts every area of your life, Sleepio helps you learn proven techniques to fall asleep faster and stay asleep through the night.
More information, and access to find out your sleep score: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/physical-health/sleep/sleepio/

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