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WellCAM: Events 2019-2020

Programme of events provided by Equality & Diversity
(Thu 10 Oct 2019 - Wed 11 Dec 2019)

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Thu 10 Oct – Wed 11 Dec

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October 2019

Thu 10
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: Suicide Prevention: A conversation that could save a life new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, SG1

This year's World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October has a theme of suicide prevention.

Yvonne McPartland, Deputy Head of the Staff Counselling Centre, will be delivering a session on suicide prevention for staff in Cambridge. The shocking reality is that suicide is the most common cause of death in men aged under 50 and the suicide rate is currently increasing after many years of decline. This equates to more than 6,000 deaths by suicide annually in the UK and Ireland.

The session is designed to give staff the confidence to challenge the taboo around suicide that makes it such a difficult subject to broach, with colleagues, family members, friends and even total strangers: what is it OK to say, what should I be looking for and what should I do next? The session will increase awareness around suicide, dispel some myths and share some lessons from experience at the Staff Counselling Centre. It will also remind staff what the centre can offer them. The message is that having a conversation could really save a life.

Thu 31
Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

Stress and its partner anxiety are part of life for us all. In fact, without them, we would not achieve nearly as much as we do. However, too much stress can become problematic. In these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to prioritise our mental health, to recognise when we and others are struggling, and to find strategies to help us manage its impact. This talk will put stress and anxiety in context and offer ways in which to think about and manage their effect on us both physiologically and mentally.

Presenter: Ashley Meggitt MSc Ashley is an associate lecturer and research psychologist working at Anglia Ruskin University. He holds a master's degree in psychology and is studying for his PhD. He spent 25 years of his first career working within the Cambridge University and College environment and is well versed with many of the challenges this brings. He has also spent the last 5 years volunteering for a mental health charity.

November 2019

Wed 20
Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre Ground Floor Seminar Room

Stress and its partner anxiety are part of life for us all. In fact, without them, we would not achieve nearly as much as we do. However, too much stress can become problematic. In these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to prioritise our mental health, to recognise when we and others are struggling, and to find strategies to help us manage its impact. This talk will put stress and anxiety in context and offer ways in which to think about and manage their effect on us both physiologically and mentally.

Presenter: Ashley Meggitt MSc Ashley is an associate lecturer and research psychologist working at Anglia Ruskin University. He holds a master's degree in psychology and is studying for his PhD. He spent 25 years of his first career working within the Cambridge University and College environment and is well versed with many of the challenges this brings. He has also spent the last 5 years volunteering for a mental health charity.

Ground Floor Seminar Room, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Wed 27
Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Veterinary Medicine, Lecture Theatre 2

Stress and its partner anxiety are part of life for us all. In fact, without them, we would not achieve nearly as much as we do. However, too much stress can become problematic. In these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to prioritise our mental health, to recognise when we and others are struggling, and to find strategies to help us manage its impact. This talk will put stress and anxiety in context and offer ways in which to think about and manage their effect on us both physiologically and mentally.

Presenter: Ashley Meggitt MSc Ashley is an associate lecturer and research psychologist working at Anglia Ruskin University. He holds a master's degree in psychology and is studying for his PhD. He spent 25 years of his first career working within the Cambridge University and College environment and is well versed with many of the challenges this brings. He has also spent the last 5 years volunteering for a mental health charity.

Please note: Parking is not available on site. U-Bus stops in front.

December 2019

Tue 3
Unseen Disabilities: Understanding the impact on staff, and how managers can help new POSTPONED 12:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES LECTURE

Unseen Disabilities: Understanding the impact on staff, and how managers can help

Join Dr Hisham Ziauddeen, Department of Psychiatry and University Disability and Wellbeing Champion, for a talk aiming to increase understanding and awareness of invisible disabilities. Attendees will learn about the impact on the mental health of those living with these conditions, and the importance of making reasonable adjustments.

Wed 11
Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B3

Stress and its partner anxiety are part of life for us all. In fact, without them, we would not achieve nearly as much as we do. However, too much stress can become problematic. In these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to prioritise our mental health, to recognise when we and others are struggling, and to find strategies to help us manage its impact. This talk will put stress and anxiety in context and offer ways in which to think about and manage their effect on us both physiologically and mentally.

Presenter: Ashley Meggitt MSc Ashley is an associate lecturer and research psychologist working at Anglia Ruskin University. He holds a master's degree in psychology and is studying for his PhD. He spent 25 years of his first career working within the Cambridge University and College environment and is well versed with many of the challenges this brings. He has also spent the last 5 years volunteering for a mental health charity.