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Mind your head: your mental well-being in an academic career

Recent publications show that many people working in academia experience mental health issues. Factors like job insecurity, limited amount of time and poor management often cause high stress levels and can lead to mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety or emotional exhaustion. Following the EGU blog series and short course ‘Mind your Head’ in 2019-2020, and the successful ECS Great Debate at the General Assembly in 2019, we aim to continue the dialogue and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

In this short course we invite panelists to share their experiences, how they dealt with it and what support they received. Afterwards we aim to actively engage the audience to discuss how to take control of their mental wellbeing and prioritise it in the current academic environment. We invite people from all career stages and disciplines to come and join us for this short course.

Public information:
We kindly invite you to participate to the Short Course in which our two speakers will present their talks about “Mental Health in Academia: Unmet Needs and Self-Assessment" by Jessica Carrasco and
“Being a more mindful scientist” by Maria Scheel

Convener: Anita Di ChiaraECSECS | Co-convener: Anouk BeniestECSECS

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  • Jessica Carrasco
  • Maria Scheel, Aarhus University, Denmark
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