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Mental health and resilience in higher education: Cultivating and sustaining wellbeing of the academics

A webinar organised by:
24 January 2022

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. And FIP AIM will be celebrating this special day with a webinar on mental health and wellbeing for academics.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic had led to considerable impact on our physical and mental wellbeing, mental health has become the ‘shadow pandemic’. At this webinar, cultivating mental health and resilience for academics will be highlighted and academic strategies for will be discussed to emphasize the benefits of improved mental health and wellbeing in achieving a better work-life integration.

The participants who join the webinar will;
1. Discover the importance of fostering academic resilience for mental health and wellbeing during unprecedented times and beyond,
2. Address the necessary reasons to raise mental health awareness among academics for students and workplace,
3. Identify institutional strategies in supporting mental health and wellbeing of academic staff and students,
4. Optimize mental health for academic performance in higher education.

Chairs:
-Pierre Moreau, Dean FIP, Kuwait University, Kuwait
-Toyin Tofade, Dean Howard University College of Pharmacy, USA
-Mohamad Rahal, Dean Lebanese International University, Lebanon

Panelists;
-Neil MacKinnon, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Augusta University, USA
-Betty Exintaris, Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Australia
-Fatos Ilkay Alp Yıldırım, Associate professor Istanbul University, School of Pharmacy, Turkey

Facilitators:
-Nilhan Uzman, FIP Lead for education policy and implementation FIP, The Netherlands
-Ozge Ozer, FIP Educational Partnership Coordinator, Turkey