Episode 002: Ideas in Academic Practice: Mental Health and Wellbeing in the University during Uncertain Times

In this episode Dr Paul Fleet (Chair of the Academic Progress Board of Studies at Newcastle University) and Michael Atkinson (Lecturer in Medical Education and Mindfulness Teacher at Newcastle University) talk about how we can best integrate mental health and wellbeing into our daily lives in ways that can enhance our working practices and beyond.

This discussion point, taken from the meeting of the Academic Progress Board on 18th March 2021, recognises that mental health and wellbeing in academic practice is not only increasingly important as a topic of conversation in HE, but is fundamentally important to our pedagogic development as an academic community.  This podcast is for anyone involved in higher education (staff and students) and makes reference to research-driven ideas and practice to encourage a community of supportive wellbeing, including the power of a smile!

This is the first of a set of podcasts developed from the meetings of the Academic Progress Board of Studies and for more information on the work and support of the Academic Progress Team please contact: apt.lts@newcastle.ac.uk or visit https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/professional/

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