Wellbeing programme

Following our successful introduction of the Congress wellbeing programme in 2019, we will be returning this year with a host of activities giving you the chance to take a much needed break to relax and unwind, all included within your Congress ticket. Explore our full programme of activities below.

Please note that although these activities are free, you will need to book them in advance as spaces are limited. Booking details will be available shortly.

  • Lifestyle and Self-Care is an engaging session focused on the transformative power of healthy habits and the growing evidence based on the impact of physical activity, nutrition, social connections, sleep, and stress management on mental health and wellbeing. The participants are encouraged to use the session to develop their unique lifestyle plan. In addition, the session includes a mindfulness-guided meditation session and practical information and tips needed to make changes that optimize wellness. The session is led by Dr Mihaela Bucur and Dr Sarmila Sinha.

  • 8.00am - 8.45am
    Menteith
    Mindfulness
  • Meet outside the Congress venue at 8.00am for a 5k guided run through Edinburgh led by Professor Owen Bowden-Jones
  • There will be opportunities for 1:1 speed coaching at IC, building on our pilot wellbeing initiative at IC 2019. Participants reported benefits from exploring issues ranging from career progression, work-life balance and creative aspirations in a safe, confidential 1:1 session. The coach will guide the discussion to explore options, barriers to progress and develop an action plan.

    In order to make the most of this we ask participants to identify prior to the session an issue, dilemma or difficult decision they wish to address. The 15 minute sessions will be held over the lunch period and will be booked in advance (more information will be available shortly).

  • 8.00am - 8.45am
    Menteith
    Mindfulness
  • 8.00am - 8.45am
    Harris
    Poetry session
  • There will be opportunities for 1:1 speed coaching at IC, building on our pilot wellbeing initiative at IC 2019. Participants reported benefits from exploring issues ranging from career progression, work-life balance and creative aspirations in a safe, confidential 1:1 session. The coach will guide the discussion to explore options, barriers to progress and develop an action plan.

    In order to make the most of this we ask participants to identify prior to the session an issue, dilemma or difficult decision they wish to address. The 15 minute sessions will be held over the lunch period and will be booked in advance (more information will be available shortly).

  • 8.00am - 8.45am
    Lowther
    Yoga
  • 8.00am - 8.45am
    Harris
    Poetry session
  • There will be opportunities for 1:1 speed coaching at IC, building on our pilot wellbeing initiative at IC 2019. Participants reported benefits from exploring issues ranging from career progression, work-life balance and creative aspirations in a safe, confidential 1:1 session. The coach will guide the discussion to explore options, barriers to progress and develop an action plan.

    In order to make the most of this we ask participants to identify prior to the session an issue, dilemma or difficult decision they wish to address. The 15 minute sessions will be held over the lunch period and will be booked in advance (more information will be available shortly).

Please email congress@rcpsych.ac.uk or call 020 8618 4120 with any enquiries.