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The power of saying ‘yes’ wisely

Narelle is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Education in the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Trained in arts, education and positive psychology, Narelle focuses on translating wellbeing science into the everyday, with practical and proactive strategies to help us grow, maintain and protect our wellness. Narelle tweets, blogs, instagrams and podcasts as a way to connect with and help others.

“We all have a love/hate relationship with saying no. But what happens if we flip this situation, and we think about wisely saying yes?”

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How to grow your support network

Petra supports students and staff in universities, charities, research organisations, broadcasting corporations, and government departments. Providing guidance on how to undertake and use research in inclusive, accessible, ethical, and safe ways, a key focus for her work is mental wellbeing and impactful practice.

“Creating a support network won’t solve the structural problems of academia, or wider world crises. But it can go a long way to helping us feel stronger.”

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The importance of ‘belonging’ in our lives

Kelly-Ann is an Associate Professor and Educational and Developmental Psychologist at Monash University. She has over 20 years of experience in educational settings and established the Global Belonging Collaborative. Her core research focuses on the role of belonging throughout life.

“Has bad feedback on your writing ever made you question belonging? You are not alone.”

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Tips for wellbeing when writing in a second language

The HappyResearchers Twitter community was founded in 2020 by Himanshu Gupta, a first-generation PhD, with a goal to spread awareness about different aspects of academia. Within two years, the HappyResearchers community has grown rapidly on Twitter with more than 35,000 followers.

“I’d like to share the tips I use to keep my mind clear, and emotions balanced, ensuring I maintain a focus on my own wellbeing when writing in a second language.”

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