Wellbeing events 2019

Michaelmas term wellbeing 
What's on?

It’s not just our bodies that need wellbeing prioritised, it’s our minds too.  Often, we forget - there is no health without mental health.  So, let’s row with both oars during June and beyond by taking steps to keep both our mental health and physical fitness on our wellbeing radars.

Throughout June, we are opening the conversation for everyone to talk about mental health so take a moment to look at what we have in store. 

LSE Staff Quiz Day!

As the festive season approaches and social events in diaries start to increase, how aware are you of the impact of alcohol on your body, your mind and your life in general? 

When it comes to diet, we all know that making healthy choices on what we eat, and drink contributes to a healthier lifestyle and all too often this becomes low priority at the hands of being short on time to plan or prepare and habitual behaviours amongst other things.

As we approach the festive period with plenty of time to socialise and indulge why not take time to reflect and make conscious decisions on your nutritional wellbeing. 

As part of Alcohol Awareness Week, which ran from 11 to 17 November, LSE is collaborating with Alcohol Change UK to help raise awareness of alcohol on daily life, our wellbeing and with the festive period just around the corner, staff wellbeing has arranged for a fun team building activity in December to get us ready to enjoy the festivities while keeping our self-care a priority with our very own LSE staff quiz day!

When and Where?

Friday, 13 December 2019

One hour quiz time slots (You will only need to be able to attend one):

10.00am - 11.00 am – Quiz 1

 11.15am - 12.15pm Quiz - 2

3.15pm - 4.15pm    Quiz - 3

 4.30pm - 5.30 pm   Quiz - 4

Time slot will be confirmed by emailing staffwellbeing@lse.ac.uk with your team details, read below for more information.

Do we need to prepare?

Absolutely no preparation necessary, just come along ready to enjoy yourself.

Is red wine really good for you?

Can you beat a breathalyser with a copper coin?

Which is stronger? Gin or Prosecco?

And what about those boozy Christmas puds?

Book in your team and come along to find out!

What's the point?

The key of the staff quiz day is to take a little break out of the day for staff to have a fun while learning useful information that you can take back to co-workers, family and friends over the holiday period on the best way to enjoy alcohol responsibly.

Sound good? Great!

So, how do we get involved in the fun?

To join in the fun all you need is:

1) One team* per department/ division/ centre or institute in the School with between 4-6 people

2) A team name – the more outrageous the better

3) Select a first and second choice time slot of your convenience

4) Email staffwellbeing@lse.ac.uk to secure your space*

(*Your team space on the School quiz day league table will be allocated on a first come first served basis).

Deadline for team submissions is midday on Tuesday 10 December.

So, talk with your colleagues and managers now to see if you can get together your best four people to represent your area and see how much you really know!


Sound good?  Great!

Why not challenge colleagues to see which of you knows more? Tell your co-workers and speak to your mangers about getting a team together and joining the festive fun, we promise it will be lots of fun!

Sleep well

Are you experiencing insomnia? Disrupted asleep?

Are your sleeping patterns affecting your work or day to day functioning?

Affected sleep can have an adverse effect on our mood, functioning and wellbeing. 

This workshop from the LSE Staff Counselling Service will look at a range of difficulties and myths associated with sleep.

It will increase your understanding of its process and examine a number of strategies and ideas about how you might work towards achieving better sleep. 


Monday, 18 November 1pm-2pm



Sign up here!

Nutrition talk

Fitness First join us to share their top 20 tips on exercise and nutrition, inspiring the journey to getting active, stay active and improve performance to live healthier, fuller life. The workshop will include an open Q&A session to provide you with answers to any questions yo may have to help develop new goals, habits or lifestyle changes that you can implement straight away.


Thursday 21 November, 1pm-2pm



Sign up here!

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!


Every Monday (during term time only), 12pm - 1pm 


Faith Centre, 2nd floor of Saw Swee Hock

No need to book - all welcome

Fitness First - Open week - Coming soon!

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 our staff wellbeing this Summer Fitness First are throwing open their doors, inviting all staff to try out their facilities and classes for free!

No need to book in advance, just contact staffwellbeing@lse.ac.uk for your e-pass along with your staff ID card for access and contact either Holborn or Waldorf branches for details on how to book and try out their great range of classes.


Dates to be announced - watch this space


Holborn and Waldorf branches

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