Surviving Groundhog Day: Mental Wellbeing at work during COVID-19
Tuesday 1st June
19:00 - 20:00
This event will be run online. The link to access the event will be sent out by email once you have completed the form below.
During the Covid 19 pandemic many of us have experienced the loss of our daily routines and the erosion of the boundary between work and home life. With fewer in-person social events to demarcate work time from leisure time, and limited opportunities for social connection under Covid regulations, loneliness has increased for many. Others craved personal space during lockdown, with the whole household working and studying together at home. For many of us, and perhaps particularly homeworkers, this has led to a sense of home and work life blurring into one long endless day. While some have found time to slow down and build deeper connections with family and nature, others are feeling the strain in their interpersonal relationships and psychological wellbeing. For many it may be a mix of both. This masterclass will look at ways to foster resilience through mindfulness and emotional self-care. It will consider how we may navigate the shadow side of pandemic life while embracing any unexpected benefits, as we adapt to, and shape, the ever evolving new normal in our working lives.
Jenny Hamilton is the Programme Leader for Counselling and the MSc Mental Health, Wellbeing & Resilience at Bishop Grosseteste University. Working as a counsellor in a variety of settings, Jenny has worked extensively with work-related stress and has previously specialised in working with career issues. Jenny’s research interests presently include: the relationship between monster imagery, grief and psychological trauma; film therapy; the role of love in grief; and mindfulness and resilience in higher education.