At Taylor and Francis, we know it has never been more essential to prioritize wellness than it is now, in our current COVID era. On both an individual and collective scale, we see how the communities that have been most successful in adapting and adopting a new way forward, are the ones prioritizing wellness in any way they can.
Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing are especially essential for you to feel your best at work and at home. Feeling excessively stressed at work and/or at home can lead to poor concentration, depleting feelings of anger, overwhelm, fear, and hopelessness, and a plethora of other factors that can impact your personal and professional life.
We aim to continue supporting your individual and community wellness by providing a variety of free resources on a continual basis, which you can find on this page. Check back every month for our most recent updates including new wellness related articles, free chapter samplers, interviews with various academic institutions examining how they’ve prioritized wellness throughout their communities, and much more.
We are pleased to offer our latest chapter sampler, “Mindfulness Skills from Leading Experts,” to provide our customers with essential information, strategies, and practices to grow, thrive, and relieve stress.
There is no doubt students and staff need more mental health support, but many working or studying in universities remain in crisis because of the way colleges are either causing or worsening mental health problems. Review this reflection by author Petra Boynton on prioritizing self-care and stress resilience in order to continue thriving in our academic environments.
Earlier this year at the 2021 Virtual ER&L Conference, a panel discussion took place to examine what the individual and collective experience has been like working in libraries since the pandemic. How we all take care of ourselves and advocate for the health of our library staff, safe working conditions, and personal well-being were topics where many unique perspectives were offered. Taylor & Francis attended this session and is pleased to offer an overview of the key takeaways concerning best practices for prioritizing wellness individually and in our libraries.
We conducted an internal webinar in May 2021 for all Taylor & Francis employees to discuss the signs and symptoms of pandemic fatigue, and solutions to overcome it. Read the extensive recap to discover how you can apply the same practices in your academic environments to help your communities flourish in this turbulent time of uncertainty.
Created for the minds of our academic research community, we invite you to visit The Knowledge Retreat. We believe in research that delivers real-world impact, and we believe in nurturing our authors to achieve this by supporting their minds and bodies. The Knowledge Retreat is part of our commitment to supporting your researchers at every stage of their journey to being published, providing free access to expert advice on improving wellness, focus and inspiration when writing or researching.