Healthy Relationships in Higher Education: Promoting Wellbeing Across Academia (Paperback)

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By Narelle Lemon (Editor)
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Self-care involves taking action to support, protect or maintain wellbeing. Relationships have a significant influence on these acts of self-care and one's sense of wellbeing. Relationships are fundamental to individual meaning-making and crucial to the world of academia.

In this edited collection, authors navigate how they view relationships as a crucial part of their wellbeing and acts of self-care, exploring the I, We, and Us at the centre of self-care and wellbeing embodiment. Each chapter unpacks this idea in varying ways that demonstrate that relationships are a fundamental element of both work and personal life and how they intersect with wellbeing. The authors present critical discussion through visual narratives, lived experiences, and strategies that highlight how relationships, seeking social support, scaffolding opportunities to learn with and from each other, and changes in practise become acts of self-care individually and collectively.

There has arguably never been a more important time to raise awareness of self-care and wellbeing as central to the nature of work in higher education. Healthy Relationships in Higher Education: Promoting Wellbeing Across Academia highlights new ways of working in higher education that disrupt current tensions that neglect wellbeing and will be of interest to anyone working in this environment.

About the Author

Narelle Lemon is an interdisciplinary researcher in her fields of education, positive psychology and arts, holding the position of Associate Professor in Education at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Narelle is a researcher who focuses on translating theory and evidence into practice to enhance engagement and participation for teachers and students across all fields of education. Recent research has investigated mindfulness in education, self-care and wellbeing to empower educators, arts and cultural education, and her award-winning scholarship of learning and teaching in the integration of social media for learning and professional development.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367701970
ISBN-10: 0367701979
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 30th, 2021
Pages: 216
Language: English