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Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Branch in partnership with the University of Derby

Self -Care: Introducing the mental health toolkit: Wellbeing and Work

The current coronavirus (Covid-19) has created a time of uncertainty and concern that is affecting people's mental health.  It is essential that individuals have the tools to manage their mental health and wellbeing and to feel able to support others too.  Therefore, the University of Deby Online Learning Department had developed a mental health tookit webinar.

Good health and wellbeing are highlighted in the United Nation’s sustainable development goals. However, good wellbeing cannot be achieved without good self-care, as identified in the University of Derby’s research.

This session will introduce;

1. The current state of mental health in the workplace

2. Research findings

3. Importance of self-care

4. Exercises that can be practiced by busy workers in their workplace.


  • Yasuhiro Kotera is Academic Lead for Counselling, Psychotherapy & Psychology at University of Derby Online Learning.  As an Accredited Psychotherapist, he has worked with diverse client issues in Japan, America, and the UK. His research focuses on self-care and mental health in workers and students in the healthcare settings. Currently he is exploring interventions to support self-compassion and self-care.
  • Dr Pauline Green is Course Director at the University of Derby Online Learning Department. She is also a registered Social Worker with Social Work England and a member of the British Association of Social Workers. Her research on emotional resilience has been published in the British Journal of Social Work and presented at conferences and seminars both nationally and internationally. Pauline delivers resilience training for health and social care sector staff.


4pm - 4.10pm      - Welcome and introductions 

4.10pm - 5.10pm - Mental health toolkit webinar

5.10pm - 5.30pm - Updates from BASW 

This event is free and open to members and non-members

Professional development hours 1.5

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