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If you’ve landed here, you probably want to know more about wellbeing, mental health and learning.

Working with brilliant people in the UK and around the world, this has been my focus over many years.

In recent years, the wellbeing of our university communities has been the focus of significant concern. Like many others, I don’t think it has to be like this. I believe it is possible for our students (and staff) to have good wellbeing and to learn more and achieve amazing things. To Be Well and to Learn Well.

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University wellbeing

Through therapy, research, teaching, writing and campaigning, my aim has been

  • To equip students and staff with the ability to maintain and improve their learning and wellbeing
  • And to help universities become places that naturally support good mental health and good wellbeing for all of our students and staff.

On this site you’ll find more details about my work, links to resources and some quick tips and guidance for students, staff and universities.

The education sector is full of brilliant, committed, passionate people. Working together, we can make our universities and schools places of good wellbeing, where staff and students flourish and we all learn more, understand more and develop deeper wisdom. I am always keen to work with colleagues and organisations to advance this work further. In the meantime, I hope this site is helpful and I wish you good wellbeing and good learning.

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Projects

Projects

Public Speaking and Conferences

Public Speaking and Conferences

Publications

Publications

Training and Teaching

Training and Teaching

Giving yourself some time out from study and being in nature can help you be less self-critical and more focused when you get back to learning