IH Wellbeing Season

7 Mar - 18 Apr 2018

We are very pleased to bring all our academic staff a series of four Live Online Workshops (LOWs) this Spring around the topic of Wellbeing.  

The first in the series will be delivered by Phil Longwell, an English tutor and ESOL tutor. This will be followed by LOWs later in the month delivered by Sarah Mercer and Ushapa Fortescue. The workshops will be live but recordings will be made available afterwards. 

To receive information about the time of the sessions and how to access the workshops please sign up below and we will be in touch in March.

The Mental Health of  Language Teachers - Phil Longwell (7th March)

Is it ever right to disclose a diagnosed mental health condition up front?  What kinds of factors do you think could be a cause of stress for English language teachers?  We will look at these and other, related questions in this webinar.  We will look at the Mental Health of English language teachers and initial findings of a new piece of research conducted last December will be shared for the first time. In this interactive session, (Phil) will welcome participants to share thoughts and answers to some of these questions and offer ways of improving the mental health of people in our profession. Since this session will be dealing with what might be a sensitive topic for some participants, attendees are invited to join it using a pseudonym if they prefer.

Bio: Phil is currently a functional skills English tutor and ESOL teacher for Norfolk Community Learning Services. He is also a self-employed private tutor and an IELTS invigilator at INTO UEA. He has worked in English Language teaching for over 10 years in places such as South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.  He is the newsletter editor of the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group and does promotional work for Teacher Training Videos.  He likes making films.


  • The Mental Health of  Language Teachers - Phil Longwell (15.00 - 16.00 UK time, 7th March)

  • The Key to Teacher Wellbeing - Sarah Mercer (14th March) 

  • Mindfulness Tips - Ushapa Fortescue (19th March) 

  • Meditation Techniques - Ushapa Fortescue (April tbc)


Further details will be added to this web page in March and also sent to all those who register below.   

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