Up and Coming Events

If you would like to learn something new, why not book onto an event?

Meditation Insights

Take part in our new meditation programme, the programme is designed to help you learn about meditation and practice meditation skills.
This is a four week programme focussing on sleep and how meditation can improve your sleep.

Sessions take place on Microsoft Teams every Friday, 12.00pm-12.30pm, starting Friday 22 January 2021.
Email: HWBC@barnsley.ac.uk to book your place.

University Mental Health Day

University Mental Health Day takes place on Thursday 4 March 2021. To celebrate this, we will be hosting a drop-in session to discuss mental health and starting conversations. This will be an opportunity for you to meet the Health and Wellbeing team and chat about mental health. The session will take place on Zoom, Thursday 4 March 2021, 12.00pm-13.00-pm.

Zoom Meeting ID: 878 3810 4176
Passcode: 81EeDm

If you missed the Time to Talk day workshop, why not catch up with the video version of the workshop here and provide feedback here.

Awareness Days

Find out what national awareness days take place during February.

LGBTQ+ History Month.
Children’s Mental Health Week – W/c Monday 01 February 2021. Find out more information and support here.
Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence awareness week – W/c Monday 01 February 2021. Find out more information and support through IDAS.
Time to Talk Day – Thursday 04 February 2021. Find out about the Time to Talk virtual festival here. Time to Talk Day Bingo is also available, encouraging conversations about mental health.
World Cancer Day – Thursday 04 February 2021. Find out more here.
Eating Disorder awareness week – W/c Monday 07 February 2021. Find out more information and support through Beat Eating Disorders.
Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 09 February 2021. Find out more information here or try the Safer Internet Day 2021 Quiz.
Chinese New Year – Friday 12 February 2021. Find out more here.

External Events

TED Talks

Chris Bailey: How to get your brain to focus
Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat: How mindfulness meditation redefines pain, happiness & satisfaction
Gen Kelsang Nyema: Happiness is all in your mind
Jackson Bird: How to talk and listen to transgender people
Jonny Sun: You are not alone in your loneliness
Kio Stark: Why you should talk to strangers 
Light Watkins: Debunking the five most common meditation myths
Olivia Remes: How to get rid of loneliness and become happy


The Burnt Chef Journal – Join us as we explore mental health and wellbeing within the hospitality world and talk openly with our guests about the journey through their careers and experiences with mental health and stress.
Happy Place Podcast – Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast series builds on the success of the top 10 bestseller Happy, where Fearne draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day. Listen to Fearne chat with guests about mental health and their experiences.
Innerspace – Innerspace have a range of podcasts, including The Art of Loving and Letting Go and Own Your Presence: step into your truth and magnificence. These podcasts are regularly updated to help your personal development and meditation skills.