Tag: Wellbeing

E-cigarettes are good or bad depending on the study – so what’s the truth?

e-cigarettes

This article by Sarah Mitchell, KESS 2 PhD researcher at Swansea University, was originally written for the The Conversation on 22 October 2018 and has been republished under a Creative Commons license. Credit also to Dr Martin Clift and Prof Shareen Doak (Swansea University). Read the original article here. The number of adults currently using e-cigarettes in the UK is close to… Read more »

Exercise can fast-track your workplace well-being – here’s how

Exercise

This article by Rhi Willmot, KESS 2 PhD researcher at Bangor University, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Exercise has been found to reduce stress, increase positive mood, decrease anxiety and alleviate depression. But you may not know that the emotional well-being associated with exercise is also linked to key attributes that can help us while we work. One… Read more »

An introduction to Positive Psychology and Well-being at The Health Dispensary – by Jen Ward

Positive Psychology

This article by Jen Ward, KESS 2 PhD researcher at Cardiff Metropolitan University, is republished from the ‘Health Dispensary Pharmacy and Wellness Clinic’ website. Read the original article here. ‘if positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No one has it all, and no one lacks it all’   Christopher… Read more »

Tears and laughter as young and old share experiences

Hen Blant Bach

Over recent months, in care centres across Wales, an innovative social experiment has been taking place – and the results are astonishing. In a new series of three emotional programmes on S4C, starting Sunday, 10 December, Hen Blant Bach shows what can happen when six children share their day care with a group of pensioners… Read more »

Documenting three good things could improve your mental well-being in work

The Conversation

Article by Kate Isherwood, KESS 2 PhD Student (School of Psychology, Bangor University). Originally published by The Conversation on September 4, 2017. Read the original article. The UK is facing a mental health crisis in the workplace. Around 4.6m working people – 7% of the British population – suffer from either depression or anxiety. In total, 25% of all EU citizens will report a… Read more »

Get involved with Bangor Sustainability Week 2017

Sustainability Week 2017

Bangor Sustainability Week 2017 will be hosted from 02.05.17 until 04.05.17 by KESS 2 partners, The Sustainability Lab at Bangor University . A series of events will be held throughout the week, see the poster below or visit The Sustainability Lab website for further details about how you can get involved! Find out more about KESS 2’s… Read more »

Positive Psychology project aims to improve work place wellbeing and individuals job prospects in Rhyl

In a world where most of us spend a large part of our lives at work, we need to create environment that fosters productivity, motivation and in-work support. A student at Bangor University has been given just this task. Kate Isherwood, a PhD student in the School of Psychology will be researching the use of Positive Psychology and Behaviour Change techniques, in the workplace, under the supervision of Professor John Parkinson.