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​Online Mindfulness Sessions

We are excited to welcome Dr Avinash Bansode, an experienced mindfulness teacher and an Honorary Mindfulness Chaplain at the University of Edinburgh to deliver Mindfulness-based Online Course for Staff.

The 8-week mindfulness training programme will specifically explore theory, practices and applications of mindfulness-based approaches in higher education and personal life and is designed to focus on wellbeing and inner peace. It will commence in early March 2022 and for those of you who are interested in mindfulness practice, but unsure about signing up for an 8-week course, there is also a taster session available;

Mindfulness Taster Session

Date: Wed. 9th March 2022

Time: 1 pm - 2.30 pm

Location: Online


Mindfulness-based 8-week program

Dates: Starts: Wed. 16th March 2022                   Ends: Wed. 18th May 2022

Please note: No sessions on 13th and 20th April 2022

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Location: Online

Places: 12

Staff must commit to the full programme.


To book the taster and/or the 8 week mindfulness course, follow this link, click register and select an 8 week course ticket and/or a taster session ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/action-for-wellbeing-mindfulness-online-8-week-course-for-staff-tickets-264059538187

If you would like further information, please contact me for the detailed overview or if you have any specific questions, please contact Professor Russell Martindale: r.martindale@napier.ac.uk​



The Lions’ Gate: sustainability, health & wellbeing gardens at Merchiston campus

The goal of the project is to improve student and staff mental health by providing space to garden, sit and relax in, build and make things away from screens - in natural settings.

A wellbeing project still in the development phase, it offers many opportunities to staff and students to get involved in micro-projects that can help make people more resilient, improve their outlook and work things out by doing useful/applied actions, that benefit both the self and the environment.

More information on their website, Twitter and Instagram​.