Mental health talk

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Previous talks

03 November 2023, 12:30-13:30 “Mindfulnesss and meditation for scientists: How to become more resilient” – online talk and discussion presented by Dr. Iris Köhler.

The doctoral and postdoctoral phase is an exciting but also challenging time. Young scientists invest a lot of time, energy and passion in their project. But sometimes the work-life balance gets out of control. Constant stress, lack of rest, intrinsic stress amplifiers and external pressures can lead to reduced performance and health problems in the long term. Recent studies have shown that young scientists are at a special risk of developing mental health problems like e.g. depression and anxiety. It is therefore important that young scientists reflect on their own stress response, develop suitable coping strategies and increase their resilience.

This talk gives an introduction and overview on:

  • Mental health in science: Overview on the scientific evidence
  • Stress: What is it and how to deal with it in a healthy way?
  • Resilience: What is it and what can we do to become more resilient?
  • Using Mindfulness & Meditation to reduce stress and to become more resilient

26 January 2023, 10-11 am “Mental Health Literacy – an Introduction” – online talk and discussion presented by Dragonfly Mental Health

There are many misconceptions about psychiatric disease, what causes it, who is at risk, and how it manifests. Increasingly we are understanding how immense a problem this is within academia. This talk includes information about the prevalence of mental health illness in general and academic populations, an overview of signs and symptoms highlighting those seen in academic settings, and the science underlying the causes and treatments of mental illnesses. Join us for a talk and discussion among doctoral researchers at UFZ.