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Mind Body Boost Programme

What is Mind Body Boost (MBB)?

MBB is an evidenced based intervention, devised to support people in managing their mental and physical health. MBB addresses social isolation, poor lifestyle balance, mental health difficulties and low levels of physical activity of young people. The programme is designed for third level students, and includes partners from six European Countries. 

What is the purpose?

The aim of MBB is 'to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport', by facilitating access to students who have low levels of physical activity and mental health issues, who for whatever reason through personal difficulties or other obstacles, have been limited opportunity or have been prevented from taking part in sport. 

How will it work? 

The programme will contain weekly in person health and wellbeing sessions, every  Tuesday at 12.30 p.m., for the course of 6 weeks, starting on February 8th, 2022. It is expected that you will attend a 90 minute session per week where a body session (starting from the Human Biology Building) will follow the mind component (venue tbc). There will be a mix of low- moderate intensity physical activity, relaxation and resilience sessions. All sessions are free of charge. Individual sessions will vary in length from 25 minutes to 45 minutes.

Why is this important?

The MBB Programme is deigned to discover if participation and experience in a 6 week health and wellbeing programme has any impacts on your physical and mental health. It is hoped that this programme will contribute to students' experience of social inclusion in a University setting. It is anticipated to reduce social isolation and mental health issues and increase access and improve physical activity levels of students and improve their overall health. 

Who are we?

The programme is led by Kathy Hynes, Student and Staff Health and Wellbeing Lead. It is being conducted in collaboration with a multi- disciplinary team, based in Galway, who are specialists in their areas of delivery. Our team is inviting all students in NUI Galway to take part. If you have any concerns or questions about this study, you can contact the NUI Galway team: MBB@nuigalway.ie

What about Evaluation?

We want to ensure the continuity of the project and evaluate the effectiveness of the program, so we invite all program participants to fill in the survey questionnaires (before / after). We will carefully examine all insights a local and European level. Based on the research results and feedback, a final version of the MBB programme will be developed.

How do I take part? 

Complete the expression of interest form here

Partners

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