In a second in the series of the Supegen Programme cross-hub webinars for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), the Supergen Hubs hosted a well-being and working from home webinar. The webinar was delivered by Matt Dix, trainer and coach, from the University of Birmingham.
Matt has a broad range of experience gained over 25 years as a trainer, coach, counsellor and training manager within organisations ranging from policing, higher education, the voluntary/charitable sector and the private/commercial sector.
This session assisted ECRs in reflecting on their own personal resilience in times of challenge, covered responses to opportunity and threat, and explored the significance of our thoughts, behaviours and language in the context of our mental health and wellbeing.
We also considered how to adjust our approach to managing time and energy when working from home, identifying what supports our resilience and how we can use our empathy effectively to assist others.