Elinor O’Connor

Upcoming webinars will look at work recovery, perfectionism and mentoring

MMI has organised and sponsored a number of upcoming webinars, including as part of the Webinar Vet’s online Virtual Congress.

The first webinar takes place at 12.30pm on Thursday 23 January 2020 and is hosted by Elinor O’Connor (pictured), a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Professor of Occupational Psychology at the University of Manchester Alliance Business School. Her talk, titled ‘The importance of recovery from work for psychological wellbeing’, will address the importance of having time after work to restore one’s physical and metal resources and how this maintains wellbeing.

The webinar will explore what recovery from work entails and how it supports wellbeing as well as considering practical tips for enhancing recovery from work. To register for the webinar’s live broadcast, or to watch the recording after the event, visit the Webinar Vet website.

The Initiative has then sponsored two further webinars as part of the Webinar Vet’s International Virtual Congress with both taking place on Saturday 1 February 2020.

At 9.30am John Chitty MRCVS will be talking about the British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (BSAVA) independent mentorship scheme which was successfully piloted in 2018, with a second pilot currently underway. The webinar will give an outline of the mentoring scheme and provide feedback from both mentors and mentees on its benefits.

At 10am Professor Andrew Hill from York St John University will present his webinar ‘Myths of perfectionism and its relationship with mental health’ which looks at some of the latest research in the complex area of perfectionism and how this affects professionals and their wellbeing. The webinar will look at how perfectionism remains a misunderstood topic by many researchers and practitioners and examine some of the major myths and how these compare to the scientific research.

Visit the Virtual Congress website to buy tickets for the Virtual Congress.

These three webinars are the first in a series of webinars planned for throughout the course of the year. Later webinars will look at topics such as eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and self-harm.