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Mental Health Week

By Grazia Manzotti, on 19 June 2019

Dear Colleague,

I thought I would share what I did on Mental Health Week at the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.  As the Institute DEOLO, the Chair of a focus group on EDI Awareness , and the DEOLO representative on the UCL GOS  ICH  EDI committee Steering Group I led on Mental Health week (6th-10th May) and with the head of UCL GOS ICH HR  we organised an event per day for 3 days.

For the first day we  organised a Mental Health talk and invited the Head of UCL Well-Being and it was a very interesting  talk on what is available at UCL for Mental Health, we then   organised two yoga sessions for lunchtime by a qualified yoga teacher and lastly a well-being breakfast.  I spoke to the refectory and we had 70 tickers for a full English with a vegetarian option. It was open to all UCL ICH  and GOSH staff  and it was very popular we sold all the 70 tickets  in less than a week. UCL GOS ICH paid for it. It was £6 per person but it was very successful as we were all sitting together talking to people we don’t normally talk to. We received excellent feedback for all the activities,  but  the Well Being breakfast was the most successful. The Institute has now agreed to repeat it once per term.

 

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