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Tue, 28 Mar



Mindful Scholar: Mental Health and Academia

This Womens History Month, AstroNoir and the University College London Earth Science Departmental Ethnic Diversity Network are organizing a small workshop surrounding mental health in academia. The workshop will be in a safe-space environment, and follow-up event(s) are planned.

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Mindful Scholar: Mental Health and Academia
Mindful Scholar: Mental Health and Academia

Time & Location

28 Mar 2023, 18:30 – 20:00 UTC

London, Gower Pl, London WC1E 6BT, UK

About the Event

Mindful Scholar: Mental Health and Academia

We will address these questions among others, with breakout discussions in small groups:

  • How does everyone feel in this moment and more generally?
  • The pandemic has really upped feelings of isolation and loneliness and impacted our mental health and how we function. In the current time when we are now almost back to a “pre-COVID” world, how do we feel about getting back to goals, and how our productivity has been impacted?
  • Do you feel like the world, and your lifestyle, has been impacted by the past three years? How do we deal with that?
  • How has academia contributed to (difficulty with) mental health pre-pandemic and now?
  • How to cope with issues of mental health in academia? How do we move from surviving to thriving?
  • How as a community can we best support each other?

This workshop // brainstorming event will be organized for 8~10 participants on March 28th (from 18:30 to ~20:00) in Kathleen Lonsdale Building.

In case you would like to join the workshop to actively contribute to the discussion, please let us know. We welcome contributions from students, research, and teaching staff on all levels. As spaces are limited, act quickly by emailing with a brief description of yourself (e.g., "2nd-year undergraduate in Environmental Geosciences").

Inclusivity Statement

At AstroNoir, we celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the natural and social scientific communities. We believe that every person has a unique perspective, and we want to provide a platform for all voices to be heard. By embracing and respecting diversity, we can create an environment that fosters innovative ideas, and we are committed to empowering all communities we represent. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to join us, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disabilities, or other characteristics. AstroNoir started as a science communication platform, and we have grown to become a STEAM resource for people from all walks of life. Our website, social media platforms, and monthly events provide a place to amplify diverse voices and give a voice to the previously unheard. We are excited to bring together a community of individuals who are passionate about creating an inclusive and supportive environment in the scientific community.

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