EATING A HEALTHY DIET AND WALKING YOUR WAY TO HEALTH. Colleagues from the Centre for Public Health took time out during Wellbeing Week to tell staff about their latest research and to give practical information on healthy eating. The team also demonstrated how fitness levels can be increased through walking in the Walk Your Way to Health and Happiness seminar.
BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS In Northern Ireland, more than 1,100 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year. It’s the country’s second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn’t be. Bowel cancer is very treatable especially if diagnosed at an early stage. Bowel Cancer UK is determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected. We want to make sure everyone knows about the disease, recognises the symptoms, knows about the bowel screening programme and what to do next. Find out more from the bowel cancer awareness presentation delivered to by Bowel Cancer UK. You can also access further information on how to promote your bowel health here.
RELAXATION PRESENTATION delivered by Ricky Sloane from Carecall the University’s Staff Counselling provider. The session gave staff an overview of the Staff Counselling Service and its benefits. It was followed by a practical session on relaxation techniques. Find out more from the presentation.
FIVE STEPS TO MENTAL WELLBEING Scientific evidence points to five steps that we can take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from your life. More details..
STAFF VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES (BITC) Hilary Hanberry, Volunteering Manager, BITCNI, talked about opportunities for staff volunteering and how to get involved. As a member of Business in the Community NI Queen's has access to a number volunteering schemes. Volunteering provides professional development opportunities for staff as well as making a very important contribution to the local community in which we work and live. Access the presentation here.
KIDNEY TRANSPLANT WHY SHOULD I CARE? Dr Aisling Courtney from Belfast City Hospital Transplant Unit delivered a presentation during 2015 Staff Wellbeing Week. Every year almost 100 people in NI have a kidney transplant. Recently this has included both Queen’s staff and students. Could it be relevant to you? Or someone important to you? Find out more from the presentation.
Looking after someone can be difficult although you do not need to be your own. Carers NI working as part of Carers UK, make sure carers in Northern Ireland can go online to get accurate and up-to-date online information about caring. The Carers UK help & advice pages are your first port of call. Visit the Carers NI website for more details. You can also find out where your local support group, carers network, is which can help to connect you with people who know what you're going through.