This panel takes an interactive approach with the audience to explore issues relating to university staff well-being in the neoliberal university. Panel members bring different perspectives to discussing whether professionalism in learning and teaching contexts in the contemporary neoliberal university includes an imperative of self-care. The panel explores whether self-care is a critical professional virtue for university staff, particularly in terms of their capacity to create and support effective learning and teaching environments for student success. The key message of the panel is that university staff should fit their own oxygen mask first.