Coping with stress and anxiety: Health and well-being for researchers

This event has now taken place. You can watch the recording here

We all know that being a researcher can be very satisfying, but it often comes at a price of high levels of stress and anxiety. It could be the pressure of deadlines, writers block or dealing with fixed term contracts, or perhaps the anxiety of not knowing where your next steps will take you. Research can also be isolating and hard on your self-confidence and motivation. Good mental health and well-being can help researchers deal with the stresses of life in academia and make the most of the opportunities around them whatever their future may hold.

Join us for a Google Hangout to learn more about looking after your own mental health and well-being and hear from researchers share their experiences of balancing life and research.

Meet our panel:

Panellists will take audience questions, so this is your opportunity to get advice on any problems you may be facing. 

The Google Hangout will be moderated by Dr Kate Mahoney. Our panelists will be announced shortly. 

How do you watch the Q&A?

1. Find the link to the #vitaehangout on this page (you will need to be registered/logged in to our website to access the link)

Click here to access the video

2. POST YOUR QUESTIONS ahead of and during the Q&A:

3. Find a link to the YouTube Q&A on this page and join us on 14 March, 2-3 pm (UK) to watch the Q&A 

This event is for all and there is no limit on the number of participants - please spread the word.

Watch our other Vitae hangouts here.

Watch other Vitae videos on our YouTube channel

Our YouTube Q&A is part of our current 'Focus on' theme. With  'Focus on work life balance and well-being', This ‘Focus on’ features practical strategies to deal with stresses of research and offers useful advice on how to have a life outside of academia. It proposes a range of suggestions that have been found useful in balancing the different demands in researchers' lives.