Join us at our Mental Health Conference

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Join us at our Mental Health Conference and prepare yourself for life after university!

This event will focus on enhancing your Emotional Intelligence skills and expanding your awareness and knowledge of diversity.

Here's a wee description of the event in the words of our keynote speakers, Jono Elliot and Justine Chalifour: 

"Emotional Intelligence Focused. Gutted. Elated. Thankful. What are you feeling? 

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to work with, instead of against, our emotions. In 2020, EI skyrocketed up the list of skills employers are looking for in their workers. The best thing is, Emotional Intelligence can be learned! The skill of working with our emotions can be nurtured and cultivated - anyone can develop it, whether you are a student or an employee. 

In our time together, we will improve our Emotional Intelligence ability. We will start off with an exploration of the topic and then we will unlock practical tools which you can use now, as a student, and once you graduate, as a professional worker. 

Diversity... Today’s workforce is heterogeneous, meaning that now, more than ever, employees vary in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. 

As you enter the world of work, chances are you also will be immersed in such an environment. Although there are many benefits of workplace diversity, interacting with people of various backgrounds can be a challenge for you and those around you. To be better equipped to confront these challenges, we can become more aware of our privileges, the stereotypes we hold, the biases we have, and various identities we relate to - this is what we will explore in our workshop together. 

We are looking forward to learning with you! 

Jono & Justine" 

This event is free for Heriot-Watt staff and students to attend!

The in-person event shall be held in the Postgraduate Centre Auditorium, which is located in building 18 on the campus map : https://www.hw.ac.uk/documents/edinburgh-campus-map.pdf 

Be sure to sign-up for your free ticket as the in-person capacity is capped at 50 people. 

We will also be streaming this event via Teams Live on the evening, so if you can't make it in person, catch us on the web! A link will be updated on the Union's whatson page closer to the time of the event. 

If you are attending, we ask is that you take a mobile phone or a device which can connect to the internet so you can participate in some of the activities Jono and Justine will be leading. That and the willingness to learn, and you'll be all set! 

Finally, we'll be hosting a networking opportunity once the Conference has come to a close at 8:30pm in Libertys at the Student Union. This is a great opportunity for students to network and mingle with one another and chat to our keynote speakers! 

Sign up to attend the Mental Health Conference here! Only sign-up for an in-person ticket to the event. There's no need to sign up for the online stream! 

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