A year of well being

Here at St Luke’s Campus, several groups have been set up over the last year or so help try and get the right balance between workload and wellbeing while in the work place.

Singing@StLukes came about at the end of 2018, following the success of a flash mob choir at the IHR Away Day.  Many of the group who sang that day were keen to carry on singing, and during 2019 met weekly at St Luke’s led by Claire Anstee, an experienced leader of community choirs as well as a private singing tutor.  The Group performed at the Staff Festival as well as Sing While You’re Digging with the St Luke’s Gardening Group.

Crafting at St Lukes started following a successful fundraising session for Crafternoon for MIND.  This group meets monthly and over the year has contributed towards the poppy display at St Luke’s Chapel and the world record attempt for the Devon County Show of knitted bunting!

St Luke’s Volunteer Gardening Group was established in 2018 with the aim to convert an unused space on the campus into a quiet space for staff and students to interact with green spaces and each other.  A committee was set up and is led by Ruth Gwernan-Jones, and over the year has achieved a huge amount, with turf being installed, a tapestry lawn set up, pathways and raised beds built, installing furniture as well as instigating the use of compost caddies for staff in South Cloisters.  Funding has also been obtained and the Group is grateful to the Alumni Annual Fund and the Research Culture award for their financial support.

New members to these groups are always welcome – no experience necessary.

For further details on any of the above, please contact Sue Whiffin (S.M.Whiffin@exeter.c.uk)