Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021), the Architects Benevolent Society (ABS), in collaboration with Bright and Well Yoga, will be delivering a three-part mini-series of 30-minute digital wellbeing sessions for landscape and architecture professionals
Architects Benevolent Society (ABS), in collaboration with Bright and Well Yoga, will be delivering a three-part miniseries of 30-minute digital wellbeing sessions for for students and professionals in the architecture, landscape architecture and architectural technology community.
Taking place during Mental Health Awareness Week (10–16 May 2021), the sessions will include an informative wellness talk, yoga and meditation.
The miniseries, Draw a Breath, aims to help with key issues, such as stress and burnout, that are often reported in the architecture and landscape communities. The sessions will focus on how nature – this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week’s theme – can cultivate a sense of improved physical and mental health.
‘ABS is constantly striving to support our community in as many ways as we can,’ said ABS Operations Manager Katie Vivian. ‘We partner with Anxiety UK, which means we can provide a range of mental health support to those in need; but this mini-series will offer accessible wellbeing information to all, including those who might not usually seek out mental health support through charities.
‘We hope each session will offer people practical ways to reduce feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and prevent burnout. Prolonged periods of stress can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety or depression.’
At just 30 minutes long, the sessions will provide an enlightening and positive break over lunch or during busy days. They will also provide an opportunity to meet fellow professionals and discuss issues around health and wellbeing in more depth.