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Promoting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Doctoral Supervision


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Promoting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Doctoral Supervision

Half-day interactive workshop for supervisors

A recent study by the University of California suggested that 47% of PhD students were living with depression; this rose to 64% in the Arts & Humanities. In Higher Education we have a collective responsibility to promote the wellbeing of both our students and each other.

This workshop is designed to offer practical advice, tools, and ideas for creating a supportive environment for everyone involved in the doctoral supervision process.

By the end of the session attendees will have:

  • A greater understanding of the challenges posed by mental health issues

  • An awareness of the different mental health conditions

  • Coaching techniques for improving wellbeing

  • Strategies for protecting themselves and colleagues

  • Tools for reflection and further development

About the Facilitator

Dr Catherine Pope has run over 140 workshops for research students and academic staff across many universities. Since completing her PhD at the University of Sussex in 2014, she has worked as a lecturer, researcher developer, and freelance trainer.