During busy periods, it is vital that you take moments of self-care and self-love away from revising or marking papers, and give your brain and body time to breathe. Read more about what we've got going on...
Mental Health was marked students’ number 1 priority in the NUSU survey 2018/19. University can pose busy and stressful times on students and staff, and at NUSU, we wanted to help reduce your stress in particularly demanding periods.
This January we will be hosting all new inspiring and interactive campaign called Permission to Pause. During busy periods, it is vital that people to take self-care and self-love time away from revision books or marking papers, and give your brain and body time to breathe. The campaign will run throughout exam time (13th-24th of Jan), as well as the week post-exams (27th-30th of Jan), whereby we will be supplying the resources and activities to empower you to give yourself that all-important time to pause. Best of all, all our activities and resources will be on campus- around the library and SU- so if you just want a 20-minute break, it really will be 20 minutes!
Information on what will be happening over January will be on this site, including some tips from your sabbatical officers on the “Press Play to Pause” podcasts, where to find the petting zoo, and how to get a free Snug Yoga class! All activities are free of charge and available for students and staff of Newcastle University and the Students’ Union.
Check out all our resources duering exam time to help you get a bit of self-care. From free fruit, our online podcast to the return of the petting zoo, make sure you're taking time out for yourself.
We don’t want you to lose your seat in the library, so we’re bringing Permission to Pause to you!
Download our podcastsCheck out our free “Press Play to Pause ”podcasts on the NUSU app, with advice from your Sabbatical Officers on how to de-stress, some post-revision music, some easy breakfast tips and a guided meditation. There are 4 episodes to listen to: Food for thought, guided meditation, self-care tips & music to tune-off to. Check them out here
Free fruitLook out for free resources during the 2 week exam period from 13th -24th January. Grab a piece of FREE fruit from the Christian Union hot drinks table outside the Robinson Library every(week)day.
Petting ZooTake time out of revision and come to the Petting Zoo at the Robinson on Wednesday the 15th and Monday the 20th 2-3pm.
Following exams, the last week of January will give you the opportunity to pause and recharge. Alongside our Well Fair, we have lots of events and activities running to help you recharge from deadlines.
Following exams, the last week of January will give you the opportunity to pause and recharge.
Self-Love means different things to different people and we hope to help you get ‘in tune’ with what works for you.
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Learn how physical exercise can improve mental wellness. Go for a run or take part in the ‘Cell Block’ Workout.
Head to Venue (L-2 SU) for a day full of alternatives to help you find the right way for you to pause. Events during the day include FREE Snug Yoga sessions, peer support, Music for the Mind, Positivitea, and a ‘Zen Zone’.
Being creative can massively improve your mental wellbeing. Creative mediums such as art, music and poetry are fantastic channels to help process feelings of anxiety, depression and stress.