Wed, 07 Oct | Microsoft Teams

Webinar 1: Managing Your Mental Health and Well-Being at Work

In this webinar, Professor Parker will provide an evidence-based overview about mental health and well-being, and how these aspects can be improved.
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Webinar 1: Managing Your Mental Health and Well-Being at Work

Time & Location

07 Oct 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AWST
Microsoft Teams

About the Event

We have now reached full capacity for the webinar. A recording of the session will be available on the Health and Wellbeing page:

Women In Research “Small Wins” Webinar Series 

Webinar 1: Managing Your Mental Health and Well-Being at Work 

Join three female Australian Research Council Laureate Fellows - researchers in the fields of Organisational Psychology, Plant Biology, and Criminology - to reflect on how to optimise your health and well-being at work.

 During COVID 19, the number of Australians experiencing psychological distress has doubled. Even if your feelings are not as extreme as distress, you might be experiencing a sense of unease, lost purpose, or other such signs of lowered well-being.    For women researchers, some of the pressures at this time include increased work load (e.g., putting teaching materials online, working with fewer breaks), greater challenges juggling family demands, difficulties managing staff working from home, isolation, worries about health, or job uncertainty. In this webinar, the first one of the "Small Wins" series, ARC Laureate Fellow Sharon Parker will provide an evidence-based overview about mental health and well-being at work, and how these aspects can be improved. She will be joined by ARC Laureate Fellow Christine Beveridge  and ARC Laureate Fellow Lorraine Mazerolle, who will each share how they are travelling during COVID-19, and their tips for managing their own and/or others’ health and well-being at this time.

Participants will have the opportunity to virtually share tips with each other, and ask the guests questions.

Eligibility: Open to all women employed in positions in which they do academic research, Level A to Level E, across all disciplines and Universities/ research institutions.

Cost: Free but registration is essential to access the webinar.

Platform: Microsoft Teams (please note that attendees will need to have Microsoft Teams downloaded to access the event)

We encourage all who register to:

  • Complete the “Managing your work well-being” survey if you haven’t already done so. On completion, you will receive an automatically-generated personalised report about your work and well-being (which is completely confidential to you). Professor Parker will report back on global findings for the group as a whole in the seminar. The data from these surveys will also be used to gain research insights into women researchers. Participation is voluntary and confidential.
  • Follow the Women in Research on LinkedIn and/or Twitter. Future seminars will be advertised here, as well as other resources.
  • Check out the relevant web page on this topic on the Women in Research website: Enjoy the videos from ARC Laureates at the bottom!

An event link will be emailed to each registered participant closer to the date. A recording of the webinar will be available on

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