Monthly Archives: November 2015

CCCU is lead sponsor of Wellbeing Symposium

When: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Where: Kent Event Centre, Maidstone (view on map)

CCCU is the lead sponsor for this year’s Wellbeing Symposium.  This is ‘the UK’s pioneering wellbeing event’ which encourages us to live a healthier and more contented life – at home, at work and in the community.

Now in its fourth year, the Wellbeing Symposium brings together specialists and speakers working in the health and wellbeing industry to debate the latest topics and trends.  This year’s speakers include Paralympic athlete, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, the Shadow Health Spokesperson and Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, Lord Hunt and Professor Stephen Clift, Director of the  SIdney De Haan Centre for Arts and Health.

From talks from industry experts to panel discussions and workshops, there is lots to see and do on the day. Delegates will even have the option to try yoga or to pay a visit to one of the self-check health kiosks.

The morning event is ticket only (you can book via the website).  However, the afternoon workshops and EXPO are FREE so all staff and students are welcome to attend.

For more information:

Website and Blog:    The Wellbeing Symposium blog
Twitter: @Wellbeing_2015
Facebook:  The Wellbeing Symposium

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West Kent & Medway Singing for Mental Health: research project report event

When: Wednesday 9th December 2015, 12.00noon-1.30pm
Where: Kent County Council, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ (view on map)

Since the end of 2014, The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health has been running a research project to explore the potential impact on participants’ mental health and wellbeing of regular group singing.

Working in partnership with Kent County Council, four groups were established across West Kent and Medway (in Chatham, Dartford, Maidstone and Sevenoaks), which met to sing weekly, led by skilled facilitators.

You are invited to attend the formal launch of the research report findings at which members of the groups will perform and a film of the project will be shown for the first time.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Further details can be found on the event flyer.

Please contact sharon.manship@canterbury.ac.uk by 18 November 2015 if you wish to attend.