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What's happening? Our programme of scheduled health & wellbeing events/ campaigns, as well as news and updates on recent activities. 

January 2020 - Physical Fitness month

 

The Wellbeing & Engagement Group would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  Many of us take the New Year as an opportunity to reflect on the year, and decade, that has past and set resolutions for change and improvement.

In the same way that we are asked to set our objectives for work, we would recommend the same approach for a New Year Resolution; by being SMART:

  • Specific - have defined, unambiguous parameters

  • Measurable - use specific criteria to measure progress

  • Achievable - be reasonably assessed as atainable

  • Realistic - be compatible with your life circumstances

  • Timely - have a defined timeline with milestones

For more information about setting SMART goals, follow the link: Setting SMART goalsBest of luck to those who are committing to a resolution this year.


Jump Out of January - workshop & 6-week programme

 

Workshop
Date:
16/01/2020
Time:
12.30 to 13.30

 

6-Week Programme
Date: 27th January for 6 weeks (Mondays)
Time:
17.30 to 18.30

 

Book your place on the 6-week programme.

 

Back by popular demand, improve your approach to physical activity and nutrition with a workshop which will give you the impetus you need if you're at the start of your fitness journey.  Following on from the workshop, you have the opportunity to book a personal fitness consultation, sign up for a 6-week get fit programme, Occupational Health assessment, or work with a workplace coach to help your changes stick.

 

Attending the launch workshop does not commit you to joining the 6 week programme – it will provide all the information you need to decide whether the programme is right for you.

 

A vegetarian hot and cold lunch will be provided.


Let's Talk: Menopause

 

Date: 16/01/2020
Time: 09.30 to 12.30

Book your place on Let's Talk.

 

The aim of the workshop is to discuss, inform and educate people on the effects of the menopause. This will encompass individual learning as well as group discussion, personal experience and theory.
 

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Peri-menopause

  • Menopause

  • Post-menopause

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

  • Common symptoms of change

  • Healthy choices to consider at home and work

There will be many helpful reading resources and social networks to consider on completion of the workshop.
 

NOTE: All information discussed in the room will remain confidential.


Wellbeing with Waterstones

‌Mindset: Changing the way you think to achieve your potential by Dr Carol Dweck

Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

 

‌How to Fail: Everything I've Ever Learnt from Things Going Wrong by Elizabeth Day

Part memoir, part manifesto, and including chapters on dating, work, sport, babies, families, anger and friendship, it is based on the simple premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us stronger. It's a book about learning from our mistakes and about not being afraid.

Uplifting, inspiring and rich in stories from Elizabeth's own life, How to Fail reveals that failure is not what defines us; rather it is how we respond to it that shapes us as individuals.

Because learning how to fail is actually learning how to succeed better. And everyone needs a bit of that.


 ‌Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: How to turn your fear and indecision into confidence and action by Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers' timeless advice is as important and relevant today as when it was first published: we live in an era governed by fear - fear of failure, of missing out, of rejection, of the future, of change, of not fitting in, of intimacy, of being alone, of growing old ... the list seems endless. We are also easily paralysed by fear of the things we need to do from driving or public speaking to making tough decisions or asking for what we want or need.

Whatever your challenge and whatever fears are holding you back, Susan Jeffers' profound advice, insight and tools will help you move from a place of paralysis, pain and indecision to one of energy, enthusiasm and action.

Wellbeing & Engagement Group
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    2019 calendar

    2018 calendar

    2017 calendar

    2016 calendar

    2015 calendar