For Research Group Leaders: Supporting Student Mental Health & Well-being



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22 September 2022, 10:30 - 12:30 pm


This workshop provides a current picture of mental health in graduate students. You'll hear about:

  • How to support their mental health; what does it mean to have mental health; how to help our students flourish; mindset traps to look out for
  • How to ask if they need help and what to do – a step by step guide
  • Setting the right foundations for a research group that thrives
  • Competence – Reframing what challenges mean, creating meaningful wins often
  • Feedback & Listening. How to optimise both
  • Belonging and why it is essential for our students to experience it


Desiree Dickerson, PhD

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.


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