From 1-3 November, the Mental Health Awareness Days will take place, an event organised by the Universities of Halle, Jena and Leipzig together with the research institutions iDiv and Helmholtz.

Short workshops in online format will focus on topics such as resilience, positive psychology, the risk of addictive behavior and mindfulness.The main goal of the event is to inform and raise awareness on how to deal with stressful situations in everyday research. The majority of the workshops will be conducted in English.The main target groups are doctoral students and postdocs. Supervisors are also very welcome.

Further information with links to the individual workshops, as well as the complete program can be found at the following link: Mental Health Awareness Days.

From Halle there will be a talk entitled: Positive Psychology – How Playfulness can help to cope with work-related stressors, given by Professor René Proyer (in English), and an interactive talk entitled: Mit ‘nem Glas Wein schreibt sich’s besser – Mythen und Fakten rund ums Thema Alkohol, given by Professor Ronny Redlich and Konrad Schöniger (in German). There is also the offer of a collegial counselling session on site in presence. We will decide ad hoc with the participants whether we will hold this session in German or English. You can register for the collegial counselling session here.

Mental Health Awareness Days for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers

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