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#TalkMentalHealthSTEM round up

Raising awareness of mental health in academia, a multidisciplinary panel of scientists took to Twitter with BioTechniques and Neuro Central, to discuss key issues, provide advice and honor World Mental Health Day 2020. Here’s the round up in case you missed it.

On Friday 9 October 2020, BioTechniques and Neuro Central took to Twitter alongside panelists Fay Lin, Dani Beck, Nathasia Mudiwa Muwanigwa, Nii Addy and Jack Gilbert to #TalkMentalHealthSTEM.  

Mental health in academia – a Twitter discussion

Find out more about the panelists, their backgrounds and motivations.


Check out our highlights from the discussion below

How are you all today? Can you all tell us about yourselves?

What are the main issues affecting mental health in academia?

What are the best things to do if you think someone is struggling with their mental health?

How can we have more honest and open conversations surrounding mental health?

What should institutions, lab heads, lecturers etc. be doing to support mental health?

How has the pandemic highlighted mental health problems, and what can we take from this?

Have you witnessed a change in perspective towards mental health during your time in academia?

What are the pressures with studying for a PhD and how can these be effectively alleviated?

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