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World Mental Health Day 2022

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Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Price: free

World Mental Health Day 2022

In support of World Mental Health Day, we have a series of lightening talks on loneliness, the importance of nutrition and mental wellbeing, how to reduce stress in daily life, how fitness can help enhance physical and mental health, and mental health services available for people from all walks of life. 

Please join us for this free event to welcome Dr Sabira Mannan, Dr Nora Vyas (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences), Dr Hilda Mulrooney (Department of Applied and Human Sciences, Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education), invited guests from charities, student wellbeing services, and a fitness expert. 

All are welcome! The session will be hosted at the Penrhyn Road campus. Please note that the first 1.5 hours of the session will be in JG0002 (ground floor of the John Galsworthy building), and from 3pm onwards we will be in JG5005 (fifth floor of the JG building). 

A light lunch with refreshments will be provided.

Detailed schedule

1:30-1:40pm: Welcome and introduction – Dr Nora S Vyas, Associate Professor, Kingston University

1:40-1:50pm: Message for WMHD day – Dr Sabira Mannan, Head of Department and Associate Professor, Psychology, Kingston University

1:50-2:15pm: Healthy eating, mental health and wellbeing – Dr Hilda Mulrooney, Associate Professor in Nutrition, Kingston University  

2:15-2:30pm: Break 

2:30-3:00pm: Stress Less: how to get on top of stress before it gets on top of you – John McConnell, Stress Management Coach, and Author 

3:05-3:15pm: Mind services – Vicky Bourne, Counselling and Wellbeing Manager, MIND in Kingston  

3:15-3:25pm: Counselling and Wellbeing support for students – Chris Menist and SJ Han, Student Counselling & Wellbeing services, Kingston University

3:25-3:50pm: Why developing empathy is so important for our wellbeing. Meet the author of Hector, A Dog's Story" – Renata Kaminska 

3:50-4:25pm: Impact of exercise on mental health – Annie Foulds, Fitness Professional (facilitated via Zoom)

4:25-4:30pm: Closing remarks – Dr Nora S Vyas

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Nora Vyas