February is the month to 'Feel Good' at UWE Bristol

Issue date: 02 February 2012

Feel Good February

Students from UWE Bristol will spring into action this month with a series of health and wellbeing events as part of 'Feel Good February'.

Now in its sixth successful year, 'Feel Good February' is an opportunity for students and staff to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing through a wide range of activities, taster sessions and events to help them get active and 'feel good'.

From stress management, to healthy meal ideas and Indian head massage, there are plenty of opportunities for students to boost their health and wellbeing. Locally sourced food and produce will be available at the Farmers' Market. At the Centre for Sport, try out a new activity at £1 per session, take advantage of exercise classes or learn to play a new sport with UWE Bristol's Social Sport programme. At UWE Bristol Volunteering it's time for students and staff to give something back to local charities and organisations by signing up to a range of opportunities and the Sustainability team will be there with tips for green gardening all year round.

A new venture this year will be the UWE Bristol Sexual Health Awareness fortnight where students have the opportunity to find out more information regarding Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), practicing safe sex and information about where sexual health clinics can be found in Bristol. There will also be the opportunity to get a free Chlamydia testing kit. All completed and returned tests will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 Sainsbury's vouchers. Free condoms will be available throughout the fortnight from the UWE Bristol Health Centre.

Judy Orme, who leads UWE Bristol's Healthy University Group, says, “UWE Bristol's commitment to enhancing the health and wellbeing of all its students, staff and the wider community is central to all that it aims to achieve. We actively promote and support a healthy and sustainable environment at UWE Bristol from which everyone can benefit. Our unique 'Feel Good February' initiative gets bigger and better every year and provides an opportunity for everyone to try out and get involved in a huge range of activities, perhaps trying them for a first time. The taster sessions and activities on offer encourage everyone to become involved in new aspects of all that is on offer at UWE Bristol as well as incorporating some relaxation into their busy lives.”

For the full range of events, activities and opportunities available to UWE Bristol students and staff please see Feel Good at UWE


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