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May 17th 2021

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Wellbeing workshops enable students to relax away from the pressures of exams.

College Nurse, Sarah Dragonetti, and Head Gardener, Ed Reid, have joined forces to deliver a series of wellbeing workshops for St Hugh’s students.

The first of these took place during Mental Awareness Week, with students being given the opportunity to sew herb seeds that they could grow on their window sills back in their rooms. During the second workshop students picked flowers from the beautiful College gardens and arranged them in jam jars to take back to their rooms or give to a friend! The workshops proved so popular that two extra sessions were arranged so that more students could experience the benefits of spending time outside in the gardens.

The theme for this year’s Mental Awareness Week was nature, looking at evidence that demonstrates the powerful benefits of nature for our mental health, and it’s unique ability to bring comfort in times of stress. It seems that it is not just being in nature but how we open ourselves up and interact with nature that really benefits us.

The photo above shows students during the seed sowing workshop, and below is a photo of students choosing flowers to arrange.

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