Wellness Week At Queen’s University Belfast

Friday April 28th 2017

Michaela Foundation and Little Penny Thoughts have teamed up to deliver a Wellness Week at Queen’s University encouraging students to prioritise their wellbeing in the lead up to exams.

Queen’s University School of Law building will play host to the inaugural Wellness Week 2nd – 4th May 2017. Whilst the timing and location of the Wellness Week may suit students best, non-students are also welcome to attend what should be a positive and enriching three days within the exquisite School of Law building.

L – R Annette Kelly (Little Penny Thoughts), Úna Kelly (Michaela Foundation) Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Patrick Johnston, Sinéad MacRory (QUB Law Student and Chair of Michaela Foundation Society at QUB)

Each day between 11.30am – 1pm, engaging talks will be delivered by professionals from the charity sector on a range of wellbeing issues including self-care and dealing with unhelpful thoughts. The short talks are tailored to provoke thought and inspire positive action whilst causing minimal disruption to the academic day.

Free health checks will be provided by Cancer Focus NI aboard their keeping well van outside the Lanyon building.

Further to the day time events, evening activities have been arranged as to celebrate the ways in which healthy, active living can help relieve stress.

Úna Kelly of Michaela Foundation said, “I’d like to express my thanks to the QUB Public Engagement Team for their hospitality and to charity partners (Cancer Focus NI, Addiction NI, Aware NI) for their support. It’s evident that the wellbeing of the student body is something of great importance to all those involved with this initiative.”

Queen’s University’s Professor Richard English, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students and members of the public to avail of information which will enhance their physical and mental wellbeing.  We are delighted to support the event and look forward to a great programme throughout the week”.

L – R Annette Kelly (Little Penny Thoughts), Gerry McElwee (Cancer Focuc NI) Jessica Elder (QUB SU) Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Patrick Johnston, Sinéad MacRory (QUB Law Student and Chair of Michaela Foundation Society at QUB) Úna Kelly (Michaela Foundation), Maresa McGettigan (Cancer Focus NI), Patrick Anderson (Aware NI)