On Being Well

A day of mental health awareness and self-care activities

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On Being Well at LSE

Date: Monday 21 January 2019

Location: The Venue (basement, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre)



  • All day:WRITING WALLS In the entrance to The Venue, where you can give your feedback on wellbeing provision at LSE. You can also find out more about what you can do in terms of self-care and wellbeing. 
  • 10am-2pm: STUDENT WELLBEING STALL outside Saw Swee Hock with tea, coffee and fresh fruit.
  • 9-9.45am: PILATES delivered by LSESU Active Lifestyle
  • 10-11.15am: STUDENTS SHARING THEIR STORIES and talking about how they have overcome or learned to manage difficulties in life. Several students will talk openly about their own experiences, followed by sharing in small groups, facilitated by Student Peer Supporters. An invitation to talk about your feelings in a safe confidential space.
  • 11.15-11:30am: OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD Sebastiano Caleffi, a Masters student and part of LSE’s Change Makers Project will talk about the importance of making, enjoying and sharing food in building relationships and connections and in self-care.
  • 12-1pm: LAUGHTER YOGA delivered by Dr Nick Long from the Anthropology Dept. Come and discover the power of laughter in your wellbeing. 

    LOL! ROFL! LOLOLOL! If you believe that ‘laughter is the best medicine’, then laughter yoga might just be for you! Invented in Mumbai in the 1990s, laughter yoga combines yogic breathing with playful laughter exercises so that those taking part can enjoy all the wellbeing benefits of a good guffaw – even when there is nothing in particular to laugh about! In this session, you will get to try out a range of laughter yoga techniques, experience a 'laughter meditation', and then have an opportunity to share, discuss and reflect on your experiences in a short discussion facilitated by a professional anthropologist.

    For your comfort, please bring along cushion, pillow, or soft sweatshirt / jumper to rest your head on during the laughter meditation, and wear clothes in which you can move about freely. 
  • 1-2pm: SNACKS AND CHATS with peer supporters and other students
  • 2-3pm: EMOTION – THE SECRET ASSET IN YOUR CAREER A talk by Dr Emily Grossman, an internationally acclaimed author, public speaker and trainer, who regularly appears on TV and spoke at the LSE Power conference in 2018.
  • 3.30-4.15pm: SELF-DEFENCE A taster class delivered by LSESU Active Lifestyle
  • 4.30pm: CLOSING REMARKS from Susie Ward, Peer Support co-ordinator, and current peer supporters


Wellbeing exhibition

Date: Monday 14 January - Friday 1 February 2019.

Location: Atrium Gallery, Old Building (next to the Student Services Centre)

You can also fill in a mind apple to hang on the Wellbeing Tree while you are there!

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