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Mental Health and Wellbeing [TG2/WELLBEING]


2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Supporting wellbeing as information professionals has never been more important. But what does supporting wellbeing actually look like in practice? How do we support wellbeing online as well as in person? What is the future of supporting wellbeing and just how much can we do? In this event our speakers will explore potential answers to all of these questions, giving real life examples of how you can support wellbeing for both your library users and library staff.


2pm        Welcome from the Chair

2.05pm   ‘Setting up a Wellbeing Collection at the University of Westminster Libraries’, Alice Soares, University of Westminster

2.40pm   ‘A Wellbeing Champion in UCL Library Services’, Joseph Dempster, UCL

3pm         Break

3.10pm    ‘Wellbeing and Mental Health for all at the British Library…a year on’, Hilary Hallas, the British Library.

3.45pm    Break-out rooms with speakers

4.15pm     Share and feedback

4.30pm    End



Alice Soares graduated in Modern Languages and has worked in Library Frontline Services, and a variety of Customer Service roles. In addition to this she coordinated an award-winning children’s Brazilian Portuguese Saturday supplementary school on a voluntary basis for a number of years. She’s currently a Library Customer Service Supervisor at Marylebone Library, University of Westminster, London

Joseph Dempster is a Library Assistant at the UCL Institute of Education Library, working within their customer services team for four years. Joseph has volunteered to be part of UCL’s Wellbeing Champion scheme since 2018.

Hilary Hallas: I’ve worked at the Library for just over 44 years in many different roles and departments. It‘s been great to have completely different roles without the upheaval of joining a new company, but of the many roles I’ve held this one is the most rewarding. Though I’ve only been in the role officially for just over a year I have had an interest in the Wellbeing of my colleagues for a number of years.

£25.00 members
£50.00 non member institutions

Information for joining:

  • This session is virtual and will run via Zoom. Once your booking has been confirmed, joining instructions will be emailed the day before the event.
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Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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