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Library Mental Health Awareness Week Events

The Library is excited to let you know that this year we are taking part in #QUBeWell University Mental Health Week from Monday 1st – Friday 5th March.

It has been a tough year for everyone and the programme this year incorporates opportunities to engage in social, community and wellbeing events and help develop better mental health awareness.  All have been designed to help combat feelings of isolation and evoke a sense of community while providing support.

There will be 45+ events for you to sign up to at: https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QUBeWell/Events/ with the Library hosting 3 of these.

Games Night

Online puzzles with a bit of @QUBLibrary flavour. Not just fun for everyone some prizes too might be won!

Date(s)

March 4, 2021

Location

https://twitter.com/QUBLibrary https://facebook.com/QUBLibrary

Time: 19:00 - 21:00     Price: Free

@QUBLibrary is hosting an online Games Night to help bring everyone together for a bit of light-hearted fun during University Mental Health Week.

COVID-19 has increased feelings of isolation and had a negative impact on mental health for many.  Hopefully taking some time for a little fun will help provide some relaxation time and mindfulness opportunity. 

How can I be in with a chance of winning a prize? 

Anyone with an active QUB Library membership can enter the prize draws and anyone who accesses the links can also play along for fun.

To have a possibility of winning a prize you will need to take a screenshot of your completion times and send through by simply replying to the Games posts on @QUBLibrary Facebook and Twitter accounts, or private message us on either account.  

If multiple winning entries are received, a random number generator will be used to select an overall winner.  

Prizes will be announced closer to the event night, and winners will be announced on @QUBLibrary social media accounts.

Good luck everyone!

Discover the McClay Library Wellbeing Collection

Find out more about the McClay Library’s collection of wellbeing print and e-books.

Date(s)

March 1, 2021 - March 5, 2021

Location

https://libguides.qub.ac.uk/

Time

09:00 - 17:00

Price

Free

In 2018, thanks to a grant from the Annual Fund, the McClay Library established a Student Wellbeing Collection.  

This small collection comprises around 150 titles (45 of which are available online as e-books).  

While the collection was established with students in mind, all QUB staff and students can use it.

This information session on the Library’s Wellbeing Collection will be a pre-recorded podcast / video, and will be made available at: https://libguides.qub.ac.uk/wellbeing from Monday 1 March 2021.

A Taste of Special Collections

What’s so special about Special Collections? Find out in this highlights tour, and a ‘behind the scenes’ peek at the work of this busy and innovative department.

Date(s)

March 2, 2021

Location

MS Teams - Link will be sent out after registration.

Time: 11:15 - 12:00     Price: Free

As part of the #QUBeWell University Mental Health Week 2021, why not take 30 minutes out, enjoy a virtual tour of Special Collections, and find out more about our holdings and our activities? 

Join us via MS Teams for a video tour of our facilities, including a ‘behind the scenes’ peek at our closed access store, and an insight into some treasures from our collections. 

Special Collections provides access to the Library’s rare books and manuscript collections, as well as more modern material relating to Ireland and Ulster in particular.

Facilitated by the Team at Special Collections, this pre-recorded talk and tour with live Q&A is open to anyone interested in finding out more about what goes on in Special Collections, QUB Library.

This event is based on one of the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing: Keep Learning!

How do I register?

To book, please email specialcollections@qub.ac.uk with ‘Taste of Specials’ as the subject.

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