Annual Health and Wellbeing Day 2019

The Art of Healing

Health and Well-being
Exhibitions | Networking | Public lectures | Seminars

NTU's Health and Wellbeing Day will explore the theme ‘The Art of Healing’. 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 wellbeing. As well as talks, there will be the opportunity to take part in some activities such as mindfulness, yoga and acupressure and hand massage sessions.

  • From: Saturday 16 March 2019, 9 am
  • To: Saturday 16 March 2019, 5 pm
  • Location: Pavilion building, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Friday 15 March 2019, 11.00 pm

Past event

Event details

The aim of this event, organised by Dr Stephanie McArdle and Dr John Rumbold, is to engage, empower and equip attendees in 'The Art of Healing', whether from physical or mental trauma or illness. World leading academics will be presenting at the event, however, the content is aimed at a general audience.

Speakers from a range of fields and backgrounds will be talking on topics including:

  • Integrative and complimentary medicine
  • Mental health and sleep
  • Nutrition
  • The benefits of sport

You'll also have the opportunity to explore a number of stalls and demonstrations throughout the day.

This event is free to attend, however registration is required. Lunch is fully booked but please feel free to bring your own provisions or alternatively there is a small shop on site where snacks and beverages can be purchased.


9 am  -  9.15 amRegistration
9.15 am - 9.30 amIntroduction by Dr. Stephanie. McArdle
Holistic approaches
9.30 am - 9.50 amDr. Arti Ghattaora - Observing well being of the individual through the holistic lens of the age-old science of Ayurveda.
9.50 am - 10.10 amDr. Linda Gibson - Around the world in 80 days: is traditional /indigenous medicine backward medicine? Experiences in Africa and Cuba.
10.10 am - 10.30 amBarbara Wren - How Naturopathy can help recuperation after a life trauma.
10.30 am - 11.30 amTea/coffee break and activities
Physical holistic approach
11.30 am - 11.50 amDr. John Rumbold - What happens when you sleep.
11.50 am - 12.10 pmMichael Whichello - Optimal Loading for Physical Healing.
12.10 pm - 12.30 pmPeter Brodie - My journey to darkness and back to living.
12.30 pm - 2 pmLunch and activities
Mental Health related
2 pm - 2.20 pmGraham McCartney - Shining a light on mental health.
2.20 pm - 2.40 pmSue Cooper - Moments of Mass Mindfulness: A Collaborative Vision.
2.40 pm - 3 pmDr. Gary Keil - Thriving Amidst Chaos and Trauma - Mental and Physical Resiliency Training.
3 pm - 4 pm Tea/coffee break and activities
Nutrition related
4 pm - 4.20 pmDr. Alex Sumich - Resilience and repair: Nutritional interventions for depression.
4.20 pm - 4.40 pmDr. Lesley Hoyles - Healthy gut, happy bugs: how dietary fibre keeps us more than regular.

Booking information

This event is free to attend.

Location details


Pavilion building
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


Free parking is available. Access via Clifton Campus Main Gate entrance off the A453.

Travel Info:

Further travel information can be found on our website.

Past event

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