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Mental Health & Well-being Webinar Series
19 May 2021
We had a great and exciting short series of three webinars on Mental Health and Well-being led by Desiree Dickerson in May.
What a tremendous sucsses! We reached more than 120 researchers. The mission is clear - we will continue this path.
May, 5.: Navigating Uncertainty during COVID times Academic life is a precarious one for many. COVID has exacerbated this experience significantly. Learn how to: - Give yourself permission (to be where you are and feel what you feel!) - Navigate uncertainty and worry. - Make micro-changes to maintain a solid emotional and mental foundation. - Fill your bucket when life is constantly emptying it.
May, 12.: Isolation & belonging Academic life can be an isolating experience for many people. For many, the role requires you to live far from home and those you love; for many, the workload demands can impact significantly on your ability to socialize and maintain relationships. We explore: - Some of the many sources of isolation and loneliness that are inherent in our system. - Why it is so bad for us? The answer to which lies with our sense of belonging and identity. - How we can begin to change it – to increase our sense of belonging within the academic community through creating a sense of safety, connection and common threads.
May, 19.: Shifting the spotlight This pandemic has brought many of our work and lifestyle choices into sharp focus. People are starting to question their purpose and where they find meaning in their work and their lives. In this webinar we explore: - Using our values as a compass. - Seeing our strengths not just our weaknesses. - Connection in a time of isolation. - Supporting others.