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Cardiff Met holds Healthy Universities Conference


Sharon Doherty (Healthy Universities Co-ordinator from the University of Central Lancaster) talking at the Healthy Universities conference last week.

​Delegates from organisations across the UK visited Cardiff Met last week to attend the annual Healthy Universities Network event.

Delegates included representatives from universities across the UK and representatives from the Welsh Government, Public Health Wales and various companies from the voluntary and charity sectors.

The theme of the Healthy Universities Network event was around fostering a whole University approach to sustainable health and well-being that captures student, staff and wider community population groups.

The event, chaired by UCLAN representative Professor Mark Dooris also included talks from Sue Bowker from Welsh Government, Sarah Huws-Davies from Swansea University and HR, Occupational Health and Wellbeing manager, Chris Deacy from Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Chris Deacy Co-Chairs Cardiff Met's EmWell**group, and his talk with focus on how health and wellbeing has developed here and in particular how we continue to utilise the expertise from within our academic schools to enhance the staff, student and wider community experience through linking practical health and wellbeing related provision with pioneering and established research in this field.

Representatives from Cardiff Metropolitan Universities Health and Wellbeing group were very happy with the success of the day. Chris Deacy, HR, Occupational Health and Wellbeing manager said, ''I'd like to thank all the Cardiff Met staff who contributed to the day. The event provided a great opportunity to show case the positive work being undertaken at Cardiff Met and in particular the work being conducted towards developing the University as a healthy and sustainable place to work and study''.

Note to Editors:

** EmWell is the developing health and wellbeing research group that brings together academics with related interested in this area from across all Cardiff Met Schools.