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UIS Staff Wellbeing Events 2019-2020

Programme of events provided by University Information Services - Staff Learning & Development
(Thu 10 Oct 2019 - Wed 14 Oct 2020)

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Thu 10 Oct 2019 – Wed 14 Oct

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October 2019

Thu 10
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Predictive Brains, Modelling Minds, Optimising Mental Functioning new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.

As part of the UIS Wellbeing initiative we are very pleased to invite Hisham Ziauddeen a Clinical Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and the University’s Wellbeing and Disability Champion to deliver a talk on Optimising Brain Functioning. He is a consultant psychiatrist working in early intervention in psychosis.

He will talk about the contemporary neuroscience models of the brain as a modeller of its environment (including the debt owed to the cyberneticists Conant and Ashby) and how this helps us think about other minds and our own mental functioning and ways to improve it.

Mon 28
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Search Inside Yourself Programme new (1 of 2) Finished 09:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

What is the Search Inside Yourself programme?

The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) programme will teach emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership.

Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from a dream to change the world. It began in 2007 when a team of leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence developed an internal course for fellow Google employees. It quickly became an incredibly popular training program within Google as well as other corporate, non-profit and government organisations around the world

The mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills you'll learn will help you:

  • Experience greater well-being, resilience and stress management
  • Improve performance, collaboration and empathy
  • Increase effectiveness and decision-making capacity
  • Cultivate innovative, creative thinking
  • Build more effective relationships
Tue 29
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Search Inside Yourself Programme new (2 of 2) Finished 09:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

What is the Search Inside Yourself programme?

The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) programme will teach emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership.

Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from a dream to change the world. It began in 2007 when a team of leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence developed an internal course for fellow Google employees. It quickly became an incredibly popular training program within Google as well as other corporate, non-profit and government organisations around the world

The mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills you'll learn will help you:

  • Experience greater well-being, resilience and stress management
  • Improve performance, collaboration and empathy
  • Increase effectiveness and decision-making capacity
  • Cultivate innovative, creative thinking
  • Build more effective relationships

November 2019

Fri 8
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Search Inside Yourself Programme - Stress Management Open Discussion new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

The Wellbeing Team invite UIS staff to join them for an open discussion on stress management. The group discussion will provide the opportunity to share thoughts, ideas and techniques for managing stress. Participants from the recent Search Inside Yourself training event will share some of their learnings from the wellbeing training programme.

February 2020

Thu 6
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Modelling Minds, Optimising Mental Functioning, Understanding Stress and Burnout new POSTPONED 12:30 - 13:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Time to Talk Day 2020 is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.

As part of the UIS Wellbeing initiative we are very pleased to invite Hisham Ziauddeen a Clinical Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and the University’s Wellbeing and Disability Champion to deliver a talk on Optimising Brain Functioning. He is a consultant psychiatrist working in early intervention in psychosis.

He will talk about how we model other minds and how we manage the cost of mental functioning. He will particularly discuss the impact of work and other stress and the phenomenon of burnout. These are complex problems that don’t have simple solutions but there are a range of things that may help and these will be discussed along the way.

October 2020

Wed 14

Mental Health Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.

As part of UIS' Wellbeing initiative, Zara Sheldrake will present a Staff Seminar on wellbeing in the workplace. She'll explain key facts and theories around mental health, the added challenges of Covid-19 and how to look out for signs and symptoms of stress within ourselves and our colleagues, providing practical tips and advice to help you and those around you.