For those in the area local to Sheffield you may be interested in this Nature & Well-being event that commenced today.
Sheffield Flourish is an amazing charitable organisation that involves people who live with mental health difficulties.
In October 2017 I was delighted to be asked to speak about my own experiences of poor mental health at their Science of Wellness event in collaboration with the Sheffield Branch of the British Science association and I can vouch for the passion of the team behind the organisation.
The Science of Wellness
The Science of Wellness is a collaboration between the Sheffield Branch of The British Science Association and Sheffield Flourish. The initial event took place on 25th September 2017 with the aim to see if there was any evidence to suggest that engaging in difference activities such as mindfulness, being outside etc did improve our sense of health and wellbeing. In short sessions over the course of the event, delegates were invited to listen to university students and academics discuss their scientific findings between the links of taking time out for one’s self, being in nature and turning the mind to mindfulness. Delegates were then invited to select one of a number of wellbeing options (such as exploring local green spaces) to take away with them for a month-long experiment to test the impact of their choice on their actual wellbeing.
A follow-up event is to take place on Monday 30th October 2017 at the Victoria Centre, Sheffield where delegates will come back together to discuss the impact of their studies on their wellbeing.
I am delighted to announce that I have been invited to speak at this event, sharing my own journey with my downturn in mood and the measures I have put in place to try to manage it.
- To find out more about the Science of Wellness follow up event, and register your interest click here.
- Find out more about Sheffield Flourish.