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.