yDiv event series: Mental Well-being in Academia
Working in academia as a high-stress environment can be a challenge for maintaining mental health. The aim of this event series is to raise awareness for mental health issues occurring in academia.
Learn to see productivity through a well-being lens. Learn how to structure your day in a way that aids your concentration and focus, rather than constantly detracting from it.
- how to create a routine during times of constant change
- learning to ride the productivity wave
- creating a rhythm that works for you, rather than against you
- navigating the balancing act of families and research
- how to plan to be (realistically) productive
- using breaks to optimise efficiency
- What are we talking about (but not really talking about). The state of mental health in academia and what that means in real terms.
- Where is the line – How do we know the difference between productivity and unhealthy life choices, the difference between good and bad stress, and how do we find meaningful boundaries?
- How do I know when my colleagues are approaching these same lines and how do I support them if they are?
- Tools to help us all manage the stress, pressure and comparison.
- As a community, how do we promote help-seeking behaviour and destigmatize the challenges we face.
Desiree Dickerson is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the mental health and well-being of researchers and the academic community. Having worked as a researcher in New Zealand, Australia and Austria, Desiree now works globally with universities, lab groups, and academics in the pursuit of a healthier approach to research.