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Feel Good Fest: Meet Ted and Juno the therapy dogs and take part in an afternoon of food, fun and activities

Date: Wednesday 5 Feb 2020

Time: 1.00pm–4.00pm

Venue: Third Space and The Waterhole, Students’ Union

Therapy dogs Ted and Juno, Lego building, free massages, sport sessions, mug painting and free food will be available at the Feel Good Fest to encourage and inspire us all to maintain our personal wellbeing.

The Festival’s activities are based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing that we can all do to decrease some mental health problems:

  1. connect
  2. be active
  3. take notice
  4. keep learning
  5. give

The University’s Show Choir will be opening the festival which will also see performances from the Capoeira Society and other individual student performances.

Portsmouth based artists such as Miss Bespoke Papercutting (UoP alumni) and Hoopshaker (hula hoop classes) also support the event.

Find out how dance can help your mental health from street dancer and public speaker, Vidura Fonseka who will be speaking and performing at 2.00pm. Vidura will talk about his own mental health journey, and how dancing has provided him with a creative outlet to help manage his mental health and support his recovery and ongoing personal journey. 

Vidura below performing his speciality dance ‘popping’:

There will also be giveaways and raffle prizes, and staff from our Wellbeing Service to chat to. For those who need some quiet time away from all the action, the Huddle is the perfect place to have a space of calm.

Activities will go on throughout the afternoon, brought to you by University departments such as the Library, Careers and Employability, Global, Sport and Recreation, from UoP societies and the Students’ Union, as well as local partners such as Highbury College and Southern Domestic Abuse Services.

Follow the Wellbeing Service on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the festival schedule, and if you would like to get involved on the day – get in touch at wellbeing@port.ac.uk.

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