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Interview with Kerrie Walkem on the well-being of parents & carers working in academia

It is important not to put yourself last.  You need to fill up your own tank, as the happier you are, often the better a parent (and employee) you will be.  This includes the obvious things such as eating well, prioritising sleep, and exercising (exercise has been found to decrease stress and help prevent perinatal depression).  It also means regularly doing things you enjoy just for you. Looking after yourself means that you are more able to care for your child.  When you look after yourself you are also looking after your child.

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