Todays podcast is recording of our webinar on Research Careers well-being and mental health, which took place on February 3rd 2021.
Our speakers in this webinar were Gabor Kismihok and Desiree Dickerson.
Gabor is the head of the Learning and Skills Analytics research Group at the Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology (TIB) in Hannover, Germany. He also chairs the recently started COST Action on Researcher Mental Health.
Desiree 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.
This is the link to the original PRIDE Webinar: https://pride-network.eu/events/follow-up-webinar-research-careers-well-being-and-mental-health/
Here you can find the COST Action on Researcher Mental Health: https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19117/#tabs|Name:overview
Further projects Gabor wanted to mention:
- An online AI based training recommender and mentoring system is being set up in this project: https://www.tib.eu/en/research-development/project-overview/project-summary/oscar
- Gabor is involved in a non-profit foundation to help all those researchers, who do not have enough resources to cover high quality training: https://scilink.eu/
- This summer the Oeduverse project will launch its first online summer school, where mental health and wellbeing issues will be addressed: https://oeduverse.eu/
- In MCAA there is a referent peer-mentoring service: https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/referent-mentoring-initiative-msca-early-career-researchers
If you are struggling with mental health issues, please do not hesitate to consult your local support unit for help.