Category: Health and wellbeing

How can we stay healthy and help others to improve their own health?

Kim Vender: How to tackle anxiety with the help of nature

For Mental Health Awareness Week (9 to 15 May 2022), Kim Vender, Biodiversity and Climate Resilience Projects Officer, explains how engaging with nature can help.

The stadium is on fire: The impact of climate change on field sports, University's Edinburgh Women’s Lacrosse Club

Katarina Ruhland, a keen member of the University’s Edinburgh Women’s Lacrosse Club, gathers stories of how field sports are being affected by the climate crisis and presents action sports organisations can take.

Green Tam at our Department

Aisling O’Reilly explains how we run our Green Team, a group of staff who meet regularly to find and test new ways we can be more sustainable as a department.

The team on one of their wellbeing walks

The Centre for Regenerative Medicine’s Wellbeing Walks scheme in 2019 aims to promote both physical and mental wellbeing.

Gold sustainability award 2019 CRM

The Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) have achieved their 2019 gold award by promoting healthy eating and raising awareness about the link between food and mood.

Gold sustainability award 2019 WTCRF

For their 2019 gold award, the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility team ran a step count challenge to encourage people to get active.

Gold sustainability award 2019 SSS

For their 2019 gold project, Scottish Student Sport encouraged their staff team to choose sustainable travel alternatives where possible, and created a series of sociable activities boosting both health and wellbeing… including ‘plogging’!

IGMM gold award cover image

​Through their Office Sustainability Awards Gold project, the IGMM team brought together staff from different areas, united by their enthusiasm for gardening. Read about their experience.

edinburgh global sustainability award case study

The 2016 silver Sustainability Awards team, who went on to work towards gold, stood out for addressing health & wellbeing. They organised physical activities including tennis, football and boxing, as well as encouraging active travel, like walking and cycling, and enjoyed Fairtrade and vegan lunches together.

Centre for Dementia Prevention (CDP) sustainability award case study

Read about the experience of a new bronze level Sustainability Awards team for 2016. They worked through the criteria to make sure that the sustainability basics were all in place. This included organising a bring-and-share lunch, promoting the Cycle to Work Scheme, arranging a walking group, and starting a stationery amnesty.

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