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Why get involved in wellbeing events?

Feeling part of a community is important for your wellbeing. That's because if you do not feel that you belong or you feel lonely, your health - both physical and mental - is negatively affected. This isn't just in older people either, young people can be especially prone to loneliness. Why not get involved in some of the below events to feel connected and part of the MDX community? #WellbeingMDX #TeamMDX

If these events don't interest you, see what the SU has to offer - there are so many different societies you could join and the SU often have events to get involved in too. And if you can't find a society that interests you, you could always start your own! https://www.mdxsu.com/

Further reading: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2018/02/28/health-matters-community-centred-approaches-for-health-and-wellbeing/

https://www.verywellmind.com/loneliness-causes-effects-and-treatments-2795749

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201709/feeling-lonely-you-may-be-damaging-your-health

Angie's Keep Calm and Sing

Come and experience the positive health benefits of singing with a group of like-minded people! Running Thursdays 1-2 (term time only). Contact Vanessa on v.white@mdx.ac.uk to confirm room location!

 

Knowing Me, Knowing You

  • Feeling isolated?
  • Finding it hard to find your voice?
  • Want to feel more connected to others?
  • And learn about yourself at the same time?

Contact k.medlin@mdx.ac.uk to arrange an appointment to see if this group is for you.

Tuesdays at 5pm

The group will commence once sufficient students have signed up.

Surviving, Striving and Thriving

A group to support you to develop thinking, strategies and behaviour to help you navigate your way through difficult or stressful periods in your lives as students at Middlesex. Sessions aim to raise your sense of resilience and help you create your own toolbox of resources to help you cope in difficult times, and to better monitor your own moods and wellbeing.

‘We’re not just striving to survive – we’re aiming for our best life.’

The group will meet regularly at Sunny Hill House, home of the Counselling and Mental Health Service.

The first session for the group is on Tuesday 29 October 2019 from 4 p.m. till 5 p.m. To get more details and to be put on the waiting list, contact Simone Gold in the Counselling and Mental Health Service at S.Gold@mdx.ac.uk

Autism Monthly Drop Ins

Do you have particular hobbies or interests you are passionate about? Do you feel like you are the odd one out? Do you find it difficult to read other people? Do you have repetitive behaviours or routines that make you feel better? Do you enjoy being on your own and find social situations stressful? Do you like to do things always the same way and get frustrated when things don’t go your way?  Do changes stress you out? Do you have repetitive behaviours or routines that make you feel better? 

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you might be on the autistic spectrum. For more information on when the next drop in session is running, contact counselling@mdx.ac.uk

MDX Dogs

Come and meet our very own friendly four-legged teaching assistants! Drop-in sessions, no need to book, all welcome. Sunny Hill House Meeting Room (term time only)

Monday 10:30-12:00

Thursday 12:30-1:30

Newbie Group

NEWBIE GROUP

The aim of the group is to offer support and encouragement for students who have just joined us at Middlesex.

This may be the first time you have been away from home and/or you are feeling unsure and uncertain about this new time in your life. 

Starting University can feel overwhelming for some students.  The Newbie Group is here to help ease that transition and help make your university time an enriching experience.

When.      First meeting on Tuesday 29th October at 12.30 mid-day.

Where.    Sunny Hill House – meeting room.

Times.      One hour each week 12.30 – 1.30pm.

If you would like further details and to be added to our waiting list please contact

Sandra Taylor at the Counselling and Mental Health service.

s.taylor@mdx.ac.uk

MDX Rainbow Student

MDX Rainbow Student:A series of group workshops to support LGBTQ+ student wellbeing
 
Are you an MDX student who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Non-binary, Queer, Pan, or Asexual?
Are you interested in meeting with other students and finding out more about how to look after your mental health and wellbeing as you navigate the adventures and challenges of student life? Yes? Then keep reading!
 
MDX Rainbow Student is a programme of group workshops that aims to support LGBTQ+ student wellbeing.
 
Facilitated by a member of the team who identifies as a Queer woman herself, this term’s workshops will look at themes such as ‘Mental Health & LGBT+ students’, ‘Coming Out & Living Out: University as a new chapter’, and ‘Self-care & Activism: Either/Or versus Both/And’. The hope is that students themselves will shape the programme by identifying themes and activities for future group meetings.
 
Friday 18 October, 2.30pm to 4pm
Friday 25 October, 2.30pm to 4pm
Friday 8 November, 2.30pm to 4pm
Friday 6 December, 2.30pm to 4pm
 
At Sunny Hill House meeting rooms. Send Vanessa (v.white@mdx.ac.uk) an email to get involved.