Health and Wellbeing Day

Living with and Preventing Chronic Disease

Health and Well-being
Fairs | Public lectures | Workshops

NTU's Health and Wellbeing Day will explore the theme of ‘Living with and Preventing Chronic Disease’. NTU staff, students and the general public are welcome to attend and engage in a variety of presentations which will consider physical and mental health and well-being. As well as talks, there will be the opportunity to take part in mindfulness, yoga and acupressure demonstrations.

  • From: Thursday 12 April 2018, 9.30 am
  • To: Thursday 12 April 2018, 5.30 pm
  • Registration: 8:30 am
  • Location: Pavilion building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 12.00 pm

Past event

Event details

The aim of this event is to explore issues around health and well-being, whilst also promoting healthy lifestyles for people living with or hoping to prevent chronic disease such as cancer and diabetes. World leading academics will be presenting at the event, however, the content is aimed at a general audience.


Presentations will look at a number of ways to consider both mental and physical health, with one of the sub-themes focusing specifically on ‘empowerment’.

Talks include:

  • Self Care World. Integrating the Art of Living with the Science of Health
  • Cancer survivor Connell McNelis talks about personal experiences of how and why he drastically changed his life-style
  • Who decides my care?
  • Benefit of Nordic walk in health and disease
  • The benefit of pre-/pro-biotic in health and disease
  • Havening techniques – De-potentiating the amygdala
  • What makes a good night's sleep?
  • Is masculinity really bad for your health? Some observations on health inequalities

You'll also have the opportunity to experience techniques such as acupressure, mindfulness and yoga which can be booked on the day.

A number of exhibition stands focusing on various aspects of holistic care will be set up to enable delegates to interact with during breaks. These will include a healthy eating stand where there will be samples of Oriental food plus smoothies. Recipe cards will be available to take away.

This event is part funded by the European Regional Development fund.

Programme

TimeActivity
8.30 - 9.30                              Registration - Pavilion building
9.30 - 9.45         Welcome and opening comments - Dr. Stéphanie McArdle, Scientist in Tumour Immunology, NTU
9.45 - 10.15Keynote speaker: Kristin Hallenga, Coppafeel! 'Living with Cancer'
Kristin will tell her story about being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 22 and how she wants people to become pro-active about their own health. The idea of Coppafeel! was born.
 Theme - Self-management and patient choice
10.15 - 10.45'Self Care World. Integrating the Art of Living with the Science of Health'
Sue Cooper, Integrative Health and Well-Being Advisor. and Ambassador to Nottinghamshire Hospice
10.45 - 11.30Refreshment break and stand/poster viewing 
11.30 - 12.00Cancer survivor Connell McNelis talks about personal experiences of how and why he drastically changed his life-style
12.00 - 12.30'Who decides my care' Prof. Barbara Pierscionek, Associate Dean for Research, Nottingham Trent University
12.30 - 13.45Lunch break 
 Theme - Life-style factors for maintaining health
13.45 -14.15'Benefit of Nordic walk in health and disease'
Dr. Catherine Hughes, CEO, British Nordic Walking CIC
14.15 - 14.45'The benefit of pre-/pro-biotic in health and disease'
Prof. Glenn Gibson, Head of Food Microbial Science, Reading University
14.45 - 15.15'Havening techniques – De-potentiating the amygdala'
Tony Burgess and Julie French, Directors of Academy of High Achievers Ltd and
Kirsty Hunter, Nottingham Trent University
15.15 - 16.00Refreshment break and stand/poster viewing
16.00 - 16.30'What makes a good night's sleep?'
Prof. John Groeger, Division of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
16.30 - 17.00'Is masculinity really bad for your health? Some observations on health inequalities'
Dr. Christopher R. Matthews, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
17.00 - 17.30Concluding remarks - Dr. Stéphanie McArdle, Scientist in Tumour Immunology, NTU

Option tour of the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

Booking information

The event is free to all, however, please reserve your place if you wish to attend.

Refreshments will be available during the breaks and lunch will also be provided.

Location details

Address:

Pavilion building
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
NG11 8NS

Past event

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Lora Sobey
0115 848 4473