Wellbeing Week: Thursday – Connect
Having good relationships, friendships and social connections with others is a key part of wellbeing. There is strong evidence that feeling close and valued by others is a fundamental human need.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made connecting with others more challenging for many of us and it’s understandable that there are mixed feelings about increasing our social contact again. For some of us this is very welcomed and exciting, whereas for others, it can feel anxiety provoking – just take your time and do what feels right for you. Here are some suggestions of different ways to connect with others.
Wellbeing Week Events
12:00-1:00pm – Crafting online drop-in
Bring your craft, and your lunch, or just come along for a chat, at this online craft along session. Use Teams code: 38qc5lr
1:10-1:50pm – Meditation online drop-in
The Faith and Spirituality Team will be hosting a relaxed, friendly, and free online meditation drop-in. Part theory, part practice, it will give you a chance to meditate, and learn about the benefits from an experienced meditation teacher. All welcome and no experience necessary. To access, use the Teams login: 34d9fb4
Please arrive ahead of the start time. Any queries, contact Sebastian Beaumont email@example.com
2:30-3:30pm – Wellbeing Champions Walk My Dog, Brighton
Spend an hour in the fresh air playing with some friendly dogs and meeting new people! Meet outside Manor House, Moulsecoomb, at 2.30pm
Brighton Students’ Union has over 100 societies which are all open to students. This is a great way to connect with like-minded people and share in an interest and passion together. Take a look at what events the society are running this week.
Want to find local people with similar interests to you? Meetup is a platform to meet new people, learn new things and pursue passions together. There are loads of Meetup Groups in Brighton and in Eastbourne so find the right people for you today!
Your wellbeing and mental health is always our priority – please get in touch if you feel you need some additional help, as we have a wide range of support available. There is lots of information on our wellbeing service webpage but your Student Support and Guidance Tutor can also be a great person to connect with if you are unsure where to go. If you are in halls, you can also speak with the Residential Wellbeing team.
Feeling stressed, anxious or low or just need a space to chat? Connect with others on Togetherall, an online community that offers support from professionals and other users 24/7. It is anonymous and free to access 24/7 – just sign up with your University of Brighton email address.
Keep up to date with the University Community via our social media pages. You can find us on Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter where you’ll find the latest news from the University, stories celebrating out community and upcoming opportunities.