Category: Wellbeing

Nathan Addai - headshot as part of the Make it Real campaign for the University of Derby.

In celebration of International Men's Day this month, Kate Haresnape (Deputy Chair of the Gender Equality Network) meets with Animation graduate Nathan Addai to discuss his creative media and brand Mental Roots.

Abstract shot of plants and water at Markeaton park.

Michelle Cairns outlines how green social prescribing can benefit mental health and wellbeing. 

A rolling staircase mimicking a rollercoaster

John Mungai shares his non-linear university experience as a mature student.

Midwifery student Kayty Richards in her uniform cradling an artificial baby in her arms

Midwifery student Kayty Richards is President of our new Midwifery Society, Midwifery Rocks. She is passionate about caring and advocating for women, the power of kindness, and peer support.

Green Care Code - one man in nature, one surrounded by technology and distractions

Simply, Stop – Look – Listen and Enjoy Nature! Here, Miles Richardson, Professor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness at Derby, explains why this simple Green Care Code is all it takes to help improve your own and nature’s wellbeing.

Black and white image of a man with glasses wearing a facemask

The impact of Covid-19 is leaving people with symptoms that can endure for weeks or even months. The role of occupational therapists to help understand the impact this can have on their lives will be crucial.

People gathered round a table

Dr Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology, gives his top tips to those returning to work following the end to Covid-19 restrictions.

fresh vegetables on a market stall

To mark Sustainable Gastronomy day, Phil Hardy, Senior Lecturer in Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Food Development, looks at how we can eat healthily while also trying to have as little impact as possible on the environment.

People on a desert island with palm trees and huts in the background

Tourism has been badly hit by the global pandemic, but it has created a chance to reflect on how our travel plans impact upon the wellbeing of local communities, writes Professor Haywantee Ramkissoon, Head of the Visitor Economy Research Group at the University of Derby’s Derby Business School.

a choir singing

The Covid-19 pandemic has kept us apart from our friends and family, but many people have found comfort in unusual places. One of them is singing together. Dr Yoon Irons, Research Fellow at the University of Derby, explores why singing has helped some many people and what benefits it can offer.