Wellbeing events 2018

Michaelmas term wellbeing 
What's on?

As we draw towards the end of the year, it's a great time to reflect on our routines, assess how we feel our year has gone and think about what we can all do to include a little more wellbeing - perhaps more than we had before.

Staff wellbeing week is coming up to help us do just that.  Events will run from the 1st to 9th of November all over campus and beyond, so take a moment to look at what we have in store. 

Wellbeing and Fruit?!

Even something as simple as grabbing one of your ‘5 a day’ can make a difference to your wellbeing. To kick off Michaelmas term wellbeing week for staff why not drop by the Plaza to grab a piece from the School’s biggest fruit basket!

Take the opportunity to find out more about staff wellbeing at LSE including what’s available and where to go to find it. 

And while you're visiting, why not let us know what you would like to see or have seen elsewhere that works well for wellbeing in the workplace - we would love to hear your thoughts!

When?

Thursday, 1st November 11am - 3pm*

Where?

The Plaza 

(*as long as there is still fruit!)

Wellbeing “What’s out there?” and
“what’s it all about?”

What is this stuff and where does it fit in at work? 

LSE is keen to support staff in many ways but often our busy schedules mean that these initiatives don’t get further than our “to do list”. 

Why not come along and find out more about wellbeing and how it could benefit and support you at work. We’d also love to hear your ideas for building and developing resilience.  

This short session will give you an overview of wellbeing available at LSE with some take away points on how to improve the wellbeing of yourself and others.

When? Where?

Tuesday, 6th November 2018 - 11.30am -12.15pm in 32L.LG.03

Thursday, 8th November 2018 - 12pm - 1pm in 32L.LG.03

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Reconnect with good habits for wellbeing at work

Developing a few simple habits, whether taking a lunchtime walk, or regular breaks from your screen, can support wellbeing at work. However even the most straightforward habits and resolutions can sometimes be difficult to maintain in a busy work environment. What happens to your wellbeing when you find yourself 'out of the habit' of doing something?

Join us to take a look at strategies to reconnect with, and restart, habits that support wellbeing at work. This session will be full of useful information, where you can enjoy getting involved, exchanging ideas and meeting colleagues from across the School. 

When? Where?

Thursday, 1st November 2018 - 12.30pm - 1.30pm in NAB.1.18

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Plan what needs to be done, now!

We all know what it feels like to know what you need to get done and not have the motivation to do it - yet we can't fathom why!

This workshop will focus on procrastination, what drives it and what helps relieve it, all for the betterment of our sense of daily wellbeing.

When?

Monday 5th November 2018 from 1pm to 2pm

Where?

TBC

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Mindfulness - guided meditation at LSE's Faith Centre

The LSE Faith Centre runs innovative wellbeing events all of the LSE community. 

This mindfulness session is just one of the classes that the Faith Centre run year around, (along with Tai Chi, Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga).

If you haven’t already, take a moment to visit their new home on the 2nd floor to the Saw Swee Hock, it’s a great space for staff and students to enjoy!

When?

Monday 5th November, 12pm - 1pm 

Where?

Faith Centre, 2nd floor of Saw Swee Hock

No need to book

E-bikes and LSE's cycle scheme

You may already be aware that the School has a cycle to work scheme, but did you know that you can use the current scheme to get hold of the sorts of expensive high-tech bikes that are normally out of reach? This includes electric bikes (otherwise known as e-bikes), the brilliant solution to the daily commute which are rapidly gaining in popularity.

An e-bike makes any commute to work a doddle. Not a fan of lycra? With an e-bike, you can cycle to work in your usual work clothes – no need to change. Not keen on hills? With a high-powered e-bike, hills are no obstacle at all.

We’ve teamed up with Volt, a leading supplier of e-bikes based in London Bridge, for a promotional event on Wednesday 7th November. There will be a couple of e-bikes that you can try, and Volt’s staff will be on hand to answer all of those questions about e-bikes that you’ve always wanted to ask. 

When?

Wednesday 7th November from 11am to 3pm

Where?

The Plaza

No need to book.

Explore London* - LSE's walking club

LSE’s recently launched walking club will be setting off from the Library gallery to do a Harry Potter themed walk around London.  Don't worry if you haven't read the books or seen the movies - its just a great opportunity to get out and get our bodies and minds moving and refreshed with great company!

There is no need to book.

When?

Thursday 8th November 2018 from 1.15pm - 2.15pm

Where?

Meeting point - Library Gallery

Remember comfortable footwear and a positive mind-set! Come ready with a smile to meet new faces from around campus while we take in some of the best of London. We will be departing on time so please arrive 5 minutes before.

*Explore London is a fully inclusive group, happily accommodating all speeds so please do email Staffwellbeing to share any information you feel will help to plan our journey, particularly where mobility may apply.  This will ensure we all have an enjoyable time!

Fitness First - Open week to staff!

The School has discounted corporate partnership rates to Fitness First which provides use of all 5-10 tier gyms (including Waldorf and Holborn branches near campus), a personal training session on joining, unlimited fitness classes and use of health suite facilitates (where available).

To support staff wellbeing week at the School Fitness First are throwing open their doors, inviting all staff to try out their facilities and classes for free!

When?

All day - Thursday 1st November to Friday 9th November 2018

Where?

Holborn and Waldorf branches

No need to book in advance, just show your LSE staff ID badge for access and details on how to book and try out their great range of classes.

Gym Box - Open week!

Gymbox in Holborn is another great local fitness option who have also thrown open their doors to LSE staff. If you are looking for something a little livelier than a standard gym, then Gymbox could very well be for you!

Their unique blend of live music and fun exercise provides probably the most unique and diverse range of fitness in London.  Olympic sized boxing rings, combat cages, world class free weights sections, live DJ’s and larger than life personal trainers.  An ideal option for social butterflies who like to keep fit and have fun at the same time.

When?

All day - Thursday 1st November to Friday 9th November 2018

Where and How?

If you fancy giving it a go, email us at staffwellbeing@lse.ac.uk and we’ll arrange for your week’s temporary membership. 

We hope you enjoy and would love feedback which can be sent to staffwellbeing@lse.ac.uk