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Mental Wellbeing Workshop
Tuesday, 17/Nov/2020:
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Session Chair: Lelanie Smith
Location: Studio 1

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Exhaustion and Authenticity in your career as an academic staff member

Lelanie Smith2, Rebecca Broadbent1

1University of Pretoria, South Africa; 2Aston University, UK


Although wellbeing is a topic of much discussion within Higher Education, it is often seen as elusive and can be even harder to remain aware of your own wellbeing during the busiest times. This workshop facilitates participants’ explorations of what working in Engineering Education Research means for them and how they can embed active wellbeing practices into their work life. Beginning by exploring two key factors in maintaining healthy levels of wellbeing, authenticity and exhaustion, participants are invited to reflect on their own experiences using this framing of wellbeing via Action Learning Sets and culminating in each participant devising their own strategies to ensure a healthy balance of wellbeing through a pledge they make to themselves. To embed sustainability into this practice of self-reflection and awareness of how they continue to embody their pledge in the future, the second part of the workshop focuses on developing simple personalised practical actions in support of this.

Target Audience: : All levels of faculty who are interested in exploring their awareness of their own wellbeing or exploring ways in which to help members of their team become aware of their wellbeing and master practices to maintain awareness.

Number of Participants: 20

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