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      Mental Health in Higher Ed: Personal wellbeing for professional development in Dublin

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      April 25, 2019

      Thursday   9:30 AM

      13/14 Aungier Street
      Dublin, Dublin

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      Mental Health in Higher Ed: Personal wellbeing for professional development

      The vision for the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education includes ‘inspiring great practice’ in teaching and learning and ‘identifying and promoting best practice in professional development’. These need to be healthy and sustainable practices and the National Forum recognises such by placing ‘The Self’ at the centre of its Framework for Professional Development. Personal Wellbeing is a pre-requisite, a co-requisite and a reward for great practice and professional development. The health of the academy is inexorably linked to the health of the individuals who comprise it. Staff wellbeing in academia is described through anecdote and research report. Academics, academic support, managers and other professionals working within Higher Education should engage in both self- and collegiate-care. Understanding the factors that affect mental health is an important part of that care.  This one-day conference aims to highlight the personal wellbeing element of the Framework with a range of talks covering research, policy, practice and reflection on the HE sector. A panel event at the centre of the conference will cover questions and discussion to elaborate on and diagnose the issues. The conference, as a forum for knowledge transfer and translation, aims to provide problem-focused collaborative solutions. The conference, as a networking event, will allow stakeholders in the management and delivery of quality education and professional development opportunities to share best practice in fostering healthy working environments. Speakers include Biddy O’Neill (Healthy Ireland), Dr. Sinead Pembroke (TCD/TASC), Dr. Garry Prentice (DBS), Andrea Taberner (UCLAN). Prof Gail Kinman (University of Bedsfordshire) will deliver the keynote talk. The conference will run from 9.30am (registration) to 4.00pm in DBS Aungier Street building The Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor will close the event, which will be followed by a wine reception and discussion sessions. Lunch will be also provided on the day. This conference should be of interest to all academic and professional staff working in higher education. FULL SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED CLOSER TO THE EVENT

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