Tea and Talk

As part of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (18th – 24th May), connect with colleagues through an online ‘Tea and Talk’ session. These will be 20-minute sessions hosted by an internal coach via Microsoft Teams, where you can talk about anything that is on your mind.

Everyone is encouraged to stay connected, as doing so is proven to be beneficial for our mental health.

Dates and times

Tuesday 19 May, 2pm – booking form

Thursday 21 May, 3pm – booking form

Friday 22 May, 1.30pm – booking form


If you would like to join a session, please book a place in advance by completing the relevant booking form linked above.

A calendar invite with the Microsoft Teams meeting link will be sent to everyone who has booked a place.


Resilience and Wellbeing for Challenging Times

During Mental Health Awareness week, The Centre for Resilience will be offering interactive online sessions. These “Resilience and wellbeing for challenging times” sessions are designed to give you some knowledge, practices and to help you identify what is already supporting you during this challenging time.

These sessions will cover some skills in

· Self-regulation to support your wellbeing

· How to get recovery (both cognitive and physiological)

· Self-compassion and kindness

· Developing and sharing your local resilience resources

Please see dates/times below:

Monday 18 May 2020, 10-11am

Tuesday 19 May 2020, 4-5pm

Wednesday 20 May 2020, 11am-12pm

Thursday 21 May 2020, 9-10am

You can join these sessions via Blackboard Collaborate via the following link: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/51de334eb62346d8816cc4f268de5f40

Anyone can join via this link on one of the dates/times listed above and you do not need to book a place. Guidance on how to join the webinar can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you online.

Compassionate Leadership

Dr Kathryn Waddington, Reader in Psychology will be delivering a 20-minute online talk via Microsoft Teams to discuss the compelling need for compassionate academic leadership in universities.

The talk is based on Kathryn’s ‘Developing Compassionate Academic Leadership: The Practice of Kindness’ paper and will cover:

· Compassion in tertiary education

· The duty and care of universities and their leaders

· Organisational cultures

Date and time

Thursday 21st May, 2pm

A calendar invite with the Microsoft Teams meeting link will be sent to everyone who has booked a place.

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