Mental Wellbeing and Staff in HE Symposium 2021

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description of Activity

Presented the findings of the Measuring student and staff wellbeing and resilience - a Covid-19 snapshot study to inform future evaluation of interventions for improving student and staff mental health, wellbeing and inclusion project to the Higher Education Symposium Title: Measuring Portsmouth University staff wellbeing within a framework for evaluation and support Abstract: In our presentation we will discuss the University of Portsmouth's multi-faceted and mixedmethods project, ‘Measuring student and staff wellbeing: establishing a robust framework for evaluating the impact of innovative interventions to improve staff and student wellbeing, resilience and inclusion.’ We will focus on UoP staff participation in the project, how staff have been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the aforementioned project has helped them (e.g., with the immediate personalised feedback about their answers to the standardised measures in the survey, and other ways). By measuring wellbeing and resilience in the current difficult times, we hoped to learn more about the factors affecting staff (and student) wellbeing and resilience, and to explore the most effective ways to measure the aforementioned factors. Among other mixed methods used in the collection of data, there was one survey for staff during/after the first UK lockdown, with 626 responses from UoP staff. The project approach was informed by the innovative Wellbeing for Learning & Teaching model, a conceptual framework emphasising an educational, as opposed to medicalised or deficit-focused, approach to the issue of mental health. Only early findings will be explored, as the last survey has only just ended in December, 2020.
Period17 Feb 2021
Event titleMental Wellbeing and Staff in HE Symposium 2021
Event typeConference