From Surviving to Thriving: Supporting your Wellbeing through Self-care
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A common challenge throughout the postdoctoral career journey is stress. Stress levels and mental health challenges are increasing among postdocs in Canada with career related concerns consistently identified as a contributing factor (Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars, 2016). This session will focus on increasing mental health literacy through self-care. You will learn about the body’s stress response and how to identify these responses in yourself, assess your stress levels, explore the meaning of personal self-care, and discover resources and strategies for supporting your wellbeing as a postdoctoral fellow.
Light lunch will be provided at this session.
This session is designed to complement The Non-Academic Job Search for Postdocs and Graduate Students. This session, offered in-person and via videoconference, will assist postdoctoral fellows and graduate students with making the transition from academia to non-academic careers. Separate registration in this session is required. For more information and to register, please visit the The Non-Academic Job Search for Postdocs and Graduate Students event page.
Miranda is a Health Promotion Specialist at the University of British Columbia. She is responsible for workplace health programs that include initiatives such as self-care training, mindfulness programming, fitness challenges, biometric screenings, large scale awareness campaigns and mental health literacy education. Her work focuses on a holistic and preventative understanding of wellbeing that empowers employees to make informed decisions that positively impact their individual wellbeing and the overall health and culture of the organization.
Registration in this session is required, and is now open. Those postdocs who are successfully registered will receive a confirmation email within one week of the workshop date.
Registration in the preceding session, The Non-Academic Job Search for Postdocs and Graduate Students, is separate. For more information and to register, please visit the The Non-Academic Job Search for Postdocs and Graduate Students event page.