Latest Blogs

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BLOG: Building new habits and making things happen in 2021

Joyce Johnston | 11 January, 2021

"There is always something we can do to improve our well-being and happiness. Health and wellness goals are a great place to start."

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BLOG: Queen's Head Chef's top tips for making the perfect Christmas dinner

Peter Scobie | 11 December, 2020

"You can never be too prepared when it comes to a big meal like this."

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BLOG: 'The School of Nursing and Midwifery's 'Decorate your Door for Christmas' campaign'

Michelle Mullan | 5 December, 2020

"Everyone contributes something and that only emphasises the sense of community we have in our School."

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BLOG: Queen's Staff Wellbeing Choir: "The joy that singing brings"

Patrick Brannigan | 9 October, 2020

"It's not the quality of my voice that matters, it's the joy that singing brings."

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BLOG: Staying healthy and well this winter

Joyce Johnson | 21 September, 2020

"As Head of Reward and Wellbeing, a key part of my role involves looking ahead and planning the right interventions at the right time."

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BLOG: Parenting a child with Autism during COVID-19

Paula McDaid | 17 August, 2020

"I wanted to let colleagues and families in similar situations know that you are not alone and we are in this together."

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BLOG: The magic of cinema: 'Lockdown reminds us of the importance of the small joys'

Jonny Murray | 22 June, 2020

"It is ironic that while we are unable to venture into a multiplex, we are currently living through a scenario usually contained to the silver screen."

BLOG: 'Supporting and connecting our LGBT+ community at Queen's during Lockdown'

Sally Bridge and Richard Robinson | 11 May, 2020

"As Co-Chairs of PRISM LGBT+ Staff Network at Queen’s, we have been reflecting on the challenges faced by LGBT people during the COVID-19 pandemic and looking at ways to help."

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BLOG: 'A week is a long time': Mourning and celebrating a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic

Professor Mark Lawler | 9 April, 2020

"I’ve learned that humanity cannot be suppressed even by this overwhelming public health crisis."

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BLOG: Preserving your well-being and mental health during the Coronavirus crisis

The Clinical Psychology Training team   | 9 April, 2020

"If you are feeling stressed, anxious, scared or even frustrated right now, then you aren’t alone."