Connecting with others includes talking and listening to others around you, and not necessarily those you know! Studies have shown that feeling closer to and valued by others is a fundamental human need.
Having the opportunity to be supported, as well as supporting others, can have a positive impact on your wellbeing. You have more opportunity to share positive experiences and feel more understood.
As part of Wellbeing Fortnight:
Monday 12 November 11am-3pm – Have a break/some lunch with colleagues with some board games Senior Common Room
Monday 12 November 11am-3pm – Wellbeing Fair Octagon
How else can you connect at Queen Mary?
- Have a chat to that person who may have just sat down at your lunch table alone – find out something about them
- Could you go over and speak to someone face-to-face in your office rather than sending an email?
- Offer the new colleague in your office a cup of coffee/tea – find out something in common!
- Go along to guest lectures or events put on by the University, you can find out more information about these in the weekly staff e-bulletin!