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Wellbeing: Resources for Library Staff

The M25 Task & Finish Group on Wellbeing is investigating the ways academic libraries can promote student wellbeing through their own activities and by working with other groups within the university. It is also looking at how libraries are supporting the wellbeing of their own staff.
The group is formed of twelve volunteers from M25 member libraries and its work is divided into three strands:

Collections

Finding resources for a wellbeing collection: Tips for starting your wellbeing collection

Object-led wellbeing at Central Saint Martins
A discussion with the Head of the Museum and Study Collection at CSM, Judy Willcocks.
You can also hear Judy talk in more detail about object-led wellbeing in this video:

Interview with Liz Brewster
Liz Brewster, the Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Lancaster University, talks about student wellbeing and bibliotherapy.

Services and spaces

Birkbeck blog: 24-hour library opening can support student wellbeing
A case study from Birkbeck, University of London. View the report in PDF here.

Staff wellbeing

View the group’s top tips for staff wellbeing

Further resources

The group has also been gathering useful resources on their blog. View the blog here.

In summer 2020 the Wellbeing Task and Finish Group prepared a poster updating members on their progress so far. You can view the poster here.

If you have any questions about these resources or you would like to share a case study from your institution please contact the group Chair, Pete Williams at peter.williams1@bbk.ac.uk.