Well-being Articles

How to save a city from heartbreak

How to save a city from heartbreak

Relationships are rooted in the locations we share. Alice Crowley writes a love letter to Manchester, the city which kept her safe through a tumultuous break-up.
RNCM hires UK’s first well-being lecturer

RNCM hires UK’s first well-being lecturer

Sara Ascenso is the first of her kind in Higher Education, with her appointment coinciding with RNCM’s annual appeal focusing on mental health
UoM Wellbeing Week arrives to help students destress

UoM Wellbeing Week arrives to help students destress

The annual event will be held for one week at the Students’ Union from 19th November
Should parents be informed about student mental health crises?

Should parents be informed about student mental health crises?

A recent proposal put forward by Higher Education Minister, Sam Gyimah seeks to enforce that universities inform parents if their children are facing a crisis with regards to mental health. He wants universities to work in loco parentis, paying closer attention to the wellbeing of their students.
‘Weight’ is such a weighted word

‘Weight’ is such a weighted word

Sophie Marriott argues that the criticism of Weight Watchers for their name change is placing too much meaning on the language of wellness and in itself weighing down notion of health and perpetuating cultures of shame.
Freshers week is to be survived

Freshers week is to be survived

Sophie Marriott Writes: A contradictory attitude surrounding the tradition of freshers week exacerbates the potential for it to become a stressful and difficult time for new students.
Wellbeing Week at the University of Manchester

Wellbeing Week at the University of Manchester

Bouncy castles, free massages, and a visit from Manchester Dogs’ Home are all on the agenda for the University of Manchester’s Wellbeing Week
Unhappy Manny?

Unhappy Manny?

A recent report by the Office of National Statistics has found Manchester to be one of the saddest and most anxious places in the UK — is there anything that can be done?
Positive coping mechanisms may help UK academics deal with stress of the job

Positive coping mechanisms may help UK academics deal with stress of the job

A study on UK university academics has revealed the need to teach staff how to deal with stress in a positive way
SPORTICIPATE: Get involved

SPORTICIPATE: Get involved

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