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Monday 5 October 202016.00

UCL TEDx Appreciation Society is extremely excited to invite all freshers to our Wellness Event! 

We truly are living through an extremely overwhelming time, which can take quite a toll on students joining university. Coupled with the fact that for many the university experience will start virtually, it becomes especially important to look after our mental wellbeing. How do we make ourselves mentally more resilient? How do we reisntate emotional dependence on ourselves, and not on the social aspect of university life? How do we feel more connected to other students, and find happiness when we’re feeling anything but happy? 

The TEDx Appreciation Society Wellness Series is an initiative that has been set up to connect UCL students and the wider community with ideas and research relating to mental wellbeing- by hosting experts and award-winning speakers on the same, after which all students will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panel. 

About the speaker, and the talk:

Farimah leads on the CMHA’s (City Mental Health Alliance) Early Careers Health Programme. She is working to ensure that all workplaces understand the need, and are equipped, to support the mental health of their young people as they make the transition from education into the workplace, and then in the first few years of their career. She collaborates with businesses and mental health experts to deliver guidance, events and training for young people and workplaces. 

The transition from education into the workplace brings intense change and new challenges for young people. Looking for jobs, doing recruitment processes, thinking about moving homes, planning a year out, all at the same time as studying for exams, is exciting, but it can be stressful. Especially at this time. Farimah will share research about what other young students are thinking, when it comes to making the transition into the workplace. She will also talk about the importance of prioritising mental health during all of this and how to do this. As well as what to expect from your future employers in terms of mental health support. 

 

Join the event: https://ucl.zoom.us/j/6455282357