Staying Well in Academia

Working in academia is both an exciting and challenging experience. It can be an emotional roller-coaster. The excitement of working on something you care about, sharing ideas with students and colleagues and making a contribution to knowledge. The challenges of feeling isolated and overwhelmed, dealing with setbacks, uncertainty, conflict and loss of motivation. Inevitably over the course of your career you will experience times when things aren’t going so well. This workshop draws on evidence-based strategies to help YOU stay well during your academic career.

Topics will include:

  • Managing the workload
  • Resilience and finding a balance
  • Learning how to switch off
  • Dealing with worries about setbacks and progress
  • Good habits eg exercise, sleep, routines
  • Dealing with isolation, lack of structure and loss of motivation
  • Procrastination, perfectionism and overcommitting
  • Disagreements with supervisors and other colleagues
  • Support for more serious mental health issues
  • Supporting friends/colleagues who may be struggling

Presented by Hugh Kearns from Thinkwell. Hugh has worked with thousands of academic all over the world for the past 25 years. He draws on this experience and his background in psychology to provide this practical workshop on how to stay well during your academic career.

Who is it for

Academics

CampusDateTimeRoom
CairnsMonday 15 July 20191:00pm to 3:30pmTBA
ZoomMonday 15 July 20191:00pm to 3:30pmhttps://jcu.zoom.us/j/222730236
TownsvilleWednesday 17 July 20191:00pm to 3:30pmTBA
ZoomWednesday 17 July 20191:00pm to 3:30pmhttps://jcu.zoom.us/j/851545601

Register via the online form.