Half-day workshop for PhD 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
Max no. of attendees: 20
Fee: £425 + travel
This is a new workshop, so no feedback yet.
- Context of mental health and wellbeing in HE
- What are the specific mental health challenges for PhD students and their supervisors?
The Mental Health & Wellbeing Continuum
- Understanding the relationship between mental health and wellbeing
- Group activity with Case Studies
Understanding Specific Mental Health Issues
- How do mental health issues affect us?
- Suicide awareness & prevention
- Signposting appropriate services & protecting yourself
- Group activity using scenarios based on real anonymised cases
Promoting Good Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Coaching techniques for Supervisors
- Improving communication with The Drama Triangle versus The Winner’s Triangle
- Group activity on embedding wellbeing at different stages of the researcher lifecycle.
- Tools for Reflection
- Action Plan
- Signposting of further training & support
- Summary & Tips