Tranquility and Creativity: DGHE’s Events for Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted on 28/06/23
May marks a significant month at DGHE as we wholeheartedly embrace Mental Health Awareness Month. Our dedicated team organized engaging activities throughout the month to nurture our mental wellbeing. From mindful moments to beautiful walks and creative workshops, the events left a lasting impact on participants. Join us as we recap these meaningful experiences emphasising how important it is to reflect, move our bodies and find creative outlets.
Mindfulness Session in the Library:
The month kicked off with a serene and peaceful mindfulness session held in the comforting embrace of our library on the 16th of May. Led by Fiona, the Head of Wellbeing and Student Experience, participants were guided through soothing meditations and introduced to various breathing techniques. The session provided a valuable opportunity to pause, centre ourselves, and connect with the present moment. It was a true delight for all those in attendance.
Walk Around Aldgate: Discovering History
On May 24th, Fiona took the lead again as our guide as we took a captivating walk around the Aldgate. Fiona shared facts about the area along the scenic route, including captivating stories about literary legend Charles Dickens and the infamous Jack the Ripper, who once roamed these streets. The walk not only provided an opportunity for exercise and fresh air but also encouraged a sense of connection to the locale’s rich history.
Air Plant Octopus Workshop: Unleashing Creativity with Gardening:
Continuing our journey of exploration and creativity, the following day saw the much-loved Air Plant Octopus Workshop. Participants immersed themselves in crafting octopus plants using air plants and sea urchin shells. The students and staff eagerly dived into this hands-on experience, cultivating unique plants. The joy and satisfaction on everyone’s faces as they left with their little octopus creation was truly heartwarming.