The Power to Unite People in a Way That Little Else Does

We are sharing this Teaching Matters post to the Exchange to inspire conversations about the power of sport and exercise in a hybrid environment to support mental health, wellbeing, community, and belonging. In this post, Daniel Mutia a fourth year MasterCard Foundation Scholar studying BEng (Hons) Electronics and Electrical Engineering …

Something Solid When all is Tumbling: The Student Counselling Service in the pandemic

In this post, Fingal Dorman, Counsellor at the University’s Student Counselling Service, reflects on the challenges of carrying on with his work from home and the importance of providing a solid space for students in particularly disquieting times… Something solid when all is tumbling: The Student Counselling Service in the …

Writing for Times Like These: A New Kind of Pandemic Pastoral Care

In post, Dr Kitty Wheater the University’s Mindfulness Chaplain shares the genesis and purpose of the weekly MindLetter which offers mindfulness techniques and a suggested practice for the University of Edinburgh community as part of the Chaplaincy’s pastoral response to the COVID epidemic… Writing for Times Like These: A New …

Key Takeaways from Mental Health Training

In this post, Omar Kaissi a teaching fellow at the Institute for Education, Community and Society, Moray House School of Education and Sport, and a member of the Higher Education Research Group (HERG), walks us through his experience of completing a mental health training session organised jointly by the University’s …

Good Mental Health and Wellbeing Practices

In this post, Joanna Fairweather an HR Partner in the Learning and Organisation Development Team, Human Resources talks about how to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, how to promote good mental health and wellbeing practices, and highlights the support available from the University of Edinburgh… Good Mental Health …

Life in lockdown: An International Perspective

Originally from Chennai, India, PhD student Durai Arun Pannir Selvam shares how he’s navigating the pandemic. Arun is undertaking the third year of his research at the Institute for Digital Communications. He has also completed a Digital Research Services internship with the University’s Information Services team… https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/our-community/life-in-lockdown-an-international-perspective       …