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Information and Booking

Tutor: Two Roads Charity
For: Postdocs and research fellows at Imperial, free of charge. Not available externally.
Please note: Absences and cancellations with less than 3 working days' notice will result in a £50 charge. 


Wednesday 30 November, 10.00-13.00, online 

More information will become available closer to the day of the course.

Train your brain to protect your mental health and make you feel better even in stressful times.


Learn habits that change how your brain makes you feel.

  • Learn to use a gratitude diary; it increases your brain’s positive emotional response and triggers positive emotions more often during your day.
  • Learn the process of forgiveness, letting go of hurt reduces stress, depression and the chance of heart problems. Learn about self forgiveness if you’ve hurt someone else.
  • Mindfulness is a wellbeing superpower, it reduces your stress re-sponse leading to improved physical and mental health. It shrinks your amygdala and increases the density of the front of your brain which is associated with emotional control.
  • If you want to be happier today, be kinder today. Learn the skills of kindness, become a better person.
  • Pessimism is absolutely toxic for your mental and physical health. Learn to become an optimist or a realistic pessimist and understand how to use your pessimism in a positive way.
  • Learn how to develop a strategy map to improve your mental health using the techniques explained in this programme.

Why invest in your Emotional Wellbeing? 

  • Your mental health will be better, you will feel better more often.
  • You will be up to six times less likely to develop a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety.
  • You will develop emotional resilience, allowing you to respond in a healthy and sustainable way to the stresses and traumas of your life.
  • You will have more and better relationships, at home and at work.
  • Your physical health is likely to benefit significantly and you are less likely to die younger than your peers.
  • You are more likely to get promoted at work and earn a higher income.
  • You increase the chance that those closest to you will benefit from good mental health.