Upcoming Events

SRA Writing Day   

When: Friday, 18th September 2020

Where: ONLINE Microsoft Teams

Time: 9.45am to 4.15pm

The Health and Wellbeing SRA Team has organised an opportunity for individuals or groups to meet and  to support one another in a day dedicated for writing, with a group of like-minded health researchers.

If you are interested in participating in this online meeting and to secure your place, please email healthwellbeing@open.ac.uk



WEBINAR: AI and Smart-Tech in the Home

Thursday 24th September 2020 @ 10.30 am-12pm 

This webinar will explore AI and Smart-Tech in the Home, take the opportunity to hear from Research Associates and Industry on this topic.  This event is in partnership with The Open University Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies.

The presenters will cover:

– The MK:Smart programme, a smart city initiative update and future directions for the smart city using the example of a hypothetical smart project using robots to encourage people to engage in active travel, supporting healthy ageing and reducing social isolation

– Hear from Pantri, a company who embed AI into home appliances

                                             – Home assistance robots

DURATION: 1.5 hours

This free to attend event is held as part of the ACTIS programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, click here to be re-directed to further information about the project. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £190, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.







Language Matters: Supporting Emotional Health in People with Diabetes

A live Webinar on Wednesday 30th September 10.30-12 Noon

For anyone living or working with diabetes

About the Webinar:

Hosted and funded by The Open University and the Association of British Clinical Diabetologist’s (ABCD) Diabetes Technology Network, (DTN) and supported by Diabetes UK, the webinar is based on two recent landmark publications:

NHS England’s ‘Language Matters: a position statement (HTML link https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/language-matters-language-and-diabetes/) and

Diabetes UK’s ‘Diabetes and Emotional Health: A practical guide to supporting adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes’ (HTML link https://www.diabetes.org.uk/professionals/resources/shared-practice/psychological-care )


The panel will provide webinar participants with tips and insights into how to put the principles and evidence from these publications into day to day interactions between health care professionals and people living with diabetes.

  • Learn and become more aware about the impacts of language and emotional health on living with diabetes
  • Find out practical ways to create or maintain a positive language and emotionally supportive environment in your encounters with people living with diabetes
  • Learn how to use and interpret reliable measures of emotional health
  • Access resources and materials to further develop your knowledge and practice about language and emotional health support in diabetes care.

Book your free place using the Eventbrite link below:-



For any further enquiries please contact the team at healthwellbeing@open.ac.uk.






Developed by

KMi Logo