One of our brilliant SE Union Learning Reps recently ran a “Mindfull to Mindful Colouring Lunch & Learn” – read their account here:
“My first lunch and learn session as a URL was for a colouring session linked to Mindfulness and mental wellbeing.
I arranged for 2 sessions on consecutive weeks to give those attending more time to finish their art projects. I designed a poster, which I put up on Unison noticeboards throughout my work place and booked the room. Nearer to the date of the first session I distributed a smaller version of the poster as flyers and gave out to colleagues.
I bought art products and printed out projects for people to colour. Some people brought their own art materials.
5 people attended the first session, all of whom returned the following week with 3 additional people. Both sessions were relaxed and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the companionship of the group and completing their art projects.
One of the Councillors from the City Council came to judge our projects, chose a winner and presented the prize.
Out of my Lunch & Learn I recruited one new member and made valuable contacts within my work placement.”