Presentation on theme: "If things go wrong….. Looking after yourself Healthy Working Lives (NHS) High challenge, low support environment."— Presentation transcript:
If things go wrong….
Looking after yourself Healthy Working Lives (NHS) High challenge, low support environment
You Your choices Your situation
You Psychology / neurology Society / culture / meaning Physical, mental, and social capacities Self-conception
Your situation Work – Tasks Resources Colleagues/managers Home and finances Family and relationships
Your choices Do you know what your objectives are? Do you have relevant choices? Can you predict the outcomes of your choices?
Self-blame Denial Suppression of evidence Reluctance to seek help Reduced capacity to cope …
Quality of supervision and direction Resources Workspace Facilities Finance Workload Classes Research Teaching Behaviour of colleagues and collaborators External circumstances – home, health, finance Workplace stressors (1)
Is the job/programme what I thought it would be? Is academic life what I thought it would be? Am I valued and treated with respect? Workplace stressors (2)
University has a duty of care towards staff and students Health and Safety Executive The Rules
Talk to someone A friend or trusted colleague A Counsellor A Trade Union Representative Document/record/evidence your circumstances Take practical and realistic action – dont just tough it out What to do
Investors in People Trade Unions and HR Staff Satisfaction Survey PhD supervision Student Association Institutional Issues