Health Days 2024

“Cultivating the connections that keep us balanced”

Health Days are back to the EPFL and UNIL campuses from Monday, September 30 to Thursday, October 10. This year, we are focusing on the theme of connection – connecting with others, with our minds, with our bodies, and with the natural world around us. These connections are intertwined, influencing our physical and mental health. Let’s nurture these connections and maintain a balance among them, to be kind to our body and mind.

The Health Days are open to all members of the UNIL and EPFL communities and are completely free of charge. The event is organized by the EPFL Mental Health and Wellbeing Task Force, the Service Sport Santé UNIL + EPFL and the University of Lausanne.

A Health Village will be set up at EPFL and UNIL for the duration of the event, featuring information stands, interactive experiments, and opportunities for free health check-ups, including joint mobility tests, cardiovascular tests, and anthropometric measurements.

Conferences and roundtables will explore topics such as impostor syndrome, empathy, and attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD). Concurrently, workshops will help participants understand the intricacies of motivation and gain a deeper insight into their aspirations, skills, and resources.

Additionally, 20-minute sports sessions will be offered to kickstart your day, aid digestion, and boost your energy levels at the end of the day. Participants will also have the chance to learn about mindfulness meditation through relaxation sessions. For a breath of fresh air, thematic walks will also be organized on campus.

The full program will be available at the end of August.