Mental Health and Wellbeing [TG2/WELLBEING]
Supporting wellbeing as information professionals has never been more important. But what does supporting wellbeing actually look like in practice? How do we support wellbeing online as well as in person? What is the future of supporting wellbeing and just how much can we do? In this event our speakers will explore potential answers to all of these questions, giving real life examples of how you can support wellbeing for both your library users and library staff.
2pm Welcome from the Chair, Amy Stubbing, University of Westminster
2.05pm ‘Setting up a Wellbeing Collection at the University of Westminster Libraries’, Alice Soares, University of Westminster
2.40pm ‘A Wellbeing Champion in UCL Library Services’, Joseph Dempster, UCL
3.10pm ‘Wellbeing and Mental Health for all at the British Library’, Hilary Hallas, the British Library.
3.45pm Break-out rooms with speakers
4.15pm Share and feedback
Alice Soares graduated in Modern Languages and has worked in Library Frontline Services, and a variety of Customer Service roles. In addition to this she coordinated an award-winning children’s Brazilian Portuguese Saturday supplementary school on a voluntary basis for a number of years. She’s currently a Senior Information Assistant at Marylebone Library, University of Westminster, London.
Joseph Dempster is a Library Assistant at the UCL Institute of Education Library, working within their customer services team for four years. Joseph has volunteered to be part of UCL’s Wellbeing Champion scheme since 2018 and is also a member of the M25 Task and Finish Group on Wellbeing, for which is he developing an output on library wellbeing champions
Hilary Hallas has worked at the Britsh Library for 43 years in many areas so has a wealth of experience and seen fashions come and go. Through her current role as Continuous Improvement Manager she touches on all departments across the Library. Hilary works in the People team and more recently she has found herself helping to improve what they can offer to all their staff to help better their mental health and wellbeing.
£35.00 non member institutions
Information for joining:
- This session is virtual and will run via Zoom. Once your booking has been confirmed, joining instructions will be emailed the day before the event.
- Electronic CPD attendance certificates can be provided on request. Please request via firstname.lastname@example.org
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