Perspectives on researcher wellbeing and mental health: supervisors sharing ideas and making connections

Recording of the event is now available.

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This online event is for supervisors and will provide a range of perspectives on researcher mental health and wellbeing at policy level, drawing on current UK data.

The session will start with four presentations providing perspectives, followed by Q&A and a panel discussion. Following a brief break, participants will break out into smaller facilitated discussions, giving the opportunity to learn from the practice of other institutions and make connections to other doctoral supervisors. Anonymised findings from these small groups will be made available for those unable to attend through the Vitae website.

The session will conclude with a plenary discussion that invites participant feedback on what our working group can do to support supervisors and institutions going forwards.

Who should attend:

This session is for anyone who is actively involved in the supervision of doctoral researchers, who has supervised in the past or may do in the future. All are welcome, whether you have prior experience of handling postgraduate researcher (PGR) wellbeing and mental health issues, feel you need to ask questions of policy- and decision-makers in the sector, or are interested in recent developments in this area and the work of other institutions.

Supervisors attending this event will:

  • hear a range of perspectives on researcher mental health and wellbeing at policy level drawing on current UK data 
  • have the opportunity to discuss issues specific to them around this topic with peers and an experienced facilitator and share expertise 
  • be introduced to resources that will help them with their own mental health and in supporting their researchers 
  • have the opportunity to express what they would like to see produced in this field

The event is being hosted and delivered by our member Wellbeing Working Group and is supported by Vitae.

Limited places are available to enable small group discussions, therefore places will be allocated on a first come first served basis with a waiting list in place.

If you wish to attend and are not from a member organisation please