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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week: 10-16 May 2021

Take part in CEB activities for Mental Health Awareness Week this year!

Expert Talk

Nature, Well-Being and Mental Health: An Introduction to Mindfulness of Nature

Monday 10 May, 2-3pm, Zoom

Join Claire Thompson, NHS Psychological Well-Being practitioner and author of Mindfulness and the Natural World and The Art of Mindful Birdwatching to hear about her journey into mindfulness, the natural world, well-being and mental health. The session will explore what it means to develop a mindful relationship with ourselves and the rest of the natural world and why it is vital for our well-being and that of our planet that we do so.  Claire will present some of the current evidence supporting the benefits of mindful nature connection for well-being and mental health and share practical tips on how to connect with the natural world in our daily lives. The session will end with a Q&A.

Join the event via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 844 9764 1965
Passcode: 365902


Sunflower Growing Competition

From 10 May, at Reception

We have 30+ packets of sunflower seeds ready to be collected from reception for CEB’s inaugural sunflower growing competition! You may take part however you wish, either individually or as part of a group, with the sunflower growing either at home or in the office (where possible).

Sunflowers are easy to grow and are great for attracting bees and insects and after they have flowered their seeds are wonderful food for birds. Tips on how to grow one are available HERE.

Take a packet, plant the seeds, and we'll then catch up with each flower in a few months’ time at the end of July/ August. If you wish take part in the results please email Patrick Selby,, that you have collected a packet (or happen to be growing a flower anyway but still wish to take part).


Community Litter Picking

From 10 May, at the Department

We have also obtained the necessary equipment for small groups to safely go out and pick up litter, to aid the efforts of Keep Britain Tidy. A positive activity for you and a few people to be outside and help clean either the space around where you work or your local community. The equipment (pickers, bags, hoops, gloves, and hand sanitizer) is available at the department for collection. There are 10 sets in total, which can be borrowed for a short period of time. If you would like to put a team together and go out please email Patrick Selby,, for further details.


By discovering nature, you discover yourself` Maxime Legacé

`Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts` Rachel Carson


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