Wellbeing in the Law Week - Mon 8 to Fri 12 May

Date & time
12pm Monday 8 May – 5pm Friday 12 May 2017

Various venues around the ANU Law buildings and the Acton campus, Canberra

Anne Macduff
+61 2 6125 0685

Presented by ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative and the ANU Law Students' Society

Wellbeing week

The ANU College of Law is committed to health and wellbeing in the law, for all our students and academic and professional staff. This is the inaugural Wellbeing in the Law Week, presented by the ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative and the ANU Law Students' Society.

We have prepared a full program of activitities, events and seminars for the whole week, and everyone is warmly welcomed and encouraged to participate in everything in the schedule.

Events this week include:

  • Black Dog Institute and Batyr sessions - Wed 10th
  • Gender, Minority & Diversity panel and lunch - Tues 9th
  • Painting, Choir singing and Nutbush dancing (unofficial) world record attempt
  • Petting zoo and Greyhound dog playdates - Mon 8th & Wed 10th
  • Wellbeing and the legal curriculum forum (Tues) and Wellbeing Initiative workshop (Fri)
  • Wellness doctrines keynote (Wed),
  • Eating Well workshop, Launch lunch (Mon), ANU Reps lunch (Thurs) and Staff & Student social mixer (Fri)
  • Legal futures seminar (Mon), Clerkship night (Tues) and Student open forum (Thurs)

Please register for the Choir session (Friday 12th, 12.30-2) by filling in this form.

Past Sessions

ANU Law Community Choir

Plenary session

12.30pm to 2.00pm Friday 12 May 2017

Community choirs bring people together. And they are fun! The ANU College of Law hasn’t had a community choir, so we thought we should start one! Come along for an hour and a half and let’s see where the music takes us …

We do kindly ask people to register for this one, so that we can pitch (:-) get it) the session appropriately. REGISTER HERE.
www.facebook.com/events/657667061091570/ for more details.

Wellbeing Initiatives at ANU Law

Plenary session

2.00pm to 4.00pm Friday 12 May 2017

The Wellbeing in the Law week is seeking to promote awareness and discussion around student wellbeing, and to generate tangible recommendations and reforms to make an active difference to the lives of students. Join the Wellbeing Initiative for a discussion of the future of wellbeing at the ANU College of Law, and contribute your thoughts, experiences and insights to the conversation.
See www.facebook.com/events/1715134552113049/ for more details.

Staff and Student Social Mixer


4.00pm to 6.00pm Friday 12 May 2017

Join staff and students to celebrate the conclusion of our inaugural Wellbeing in the Law Week. This will be a casual event featuring a lot of delicious free food at Fellows Bar. If staff and students wish to drink we ask that this is done safely and respectfully. This event will apply a safe space policy to ensure all attendees are able to enjoy the event. See www.facebook.com/events/617145438482235/ for more details.

Launch Lunch


12.00pm to 1.00pm Monday 8 May 2017

Celebrate the launch of the inaugural Wellbeing in the Law week with coffee and a BBQ on the Law School lawns. Hear ANU College of Law Dean, Professor Stephen Bottomley introduce the initiative and discuss ANU Law's commitment to health and wellbeing in the law. 
See www.facebook.com/events/1927040260876373/ for more details.

Petting Zoo

Concurrent session

1.00pm to 4.00pm Monday 8 May 2017

Come have a cuddle with a beautiful range of animals from Noah’s Ark Farm Friends.
See www.facebook.com/events/1293213404090404/ for more details

Eating Well Workshop

Concurrent session

1.00pm to 2.00pm Monday 8 May 2017

Eating well is a fundamental part a healthy lifestyle, and the foods you eat can have a massive impact on both your physical and mental health. Come get some tips from a nutritionist on how to eat well on a student budget, and how to best support your own mental health and wellbeing.
See www.facebook.com/events/122783214949388/ for more details.

Legal Futures

Plenary session

6.00pm to 8.00pm Monday 8 May 2017

The rapid changes in the legal industry signal a period of growth and opportunity for law graduates. These social and technological changes present law graduates with more pathways than ever before, but these pathways can be hard to identify and pursue. Find out about all the exciting career pathways open to law grads!
See www.facebook.com/events/1433330500022295/ for more details.

Mindfulness Meditation

Plenary session

10.30am to 11.00am Wednesday 10 May 2017
Share a moment of meditative practice, mindfulness, and tranquility, led by Dr Anthony Hopkins, Senior lecturer at ANU Law.
Everyone experiences stress, but law students are exposed to a greater chance of experiencing mental health distress. Preventing and mitigating this is a challenge, but it can be supported through effective self-care strategies, like meditation. Come along to try meditation in a safe, and non-judgemental environment. 
See www.facebook.com/events/1897330830507676/ for more details.

Greyhound Playdate

Plenary session

1.00pm to 3.00pm Wednesday 10 May 2017

Join our friends from ACT Greyhound Support Network for an afternoon of cuddling some gentle giants. ACT Greyhound Support Network is the primary support base for organisations, owners, foster carers and those interested in greyhounds as companions for ex-racing greyhounds in the Canberra region. See www.facebook.com/events/1501326233232264/ for more details.

Breaking down depression and building resilience - Black Dog Institute

Plenary session

2.00pm to 3.00pm Wednesday 10 May 2017

This session will provide accurate information about what mood disorders are, their causes, how to spot early warning signs, what to do and how to build personal resilience. The desired outcome is that people will be better informed, better equipped to identify warning signs, and feel more comfortable seeking help and communicating more openly and honestly. Presented by the Black Dog Institute. 
See www.facebook.com/events/1470395099647370/ for more details.


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