Dear researchers - It's alright to ask for help when you need it!
Editor's Note: The Leibniz Network conducted a series of webinars to help researchers manage their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This video was originally published as part of this series and has been republished here with permission. The original video can be accessed here.
This is a continuation of the previous segment in which Dr. Hendrik Huthoff (Head of Education at Jena School for Microbial Communication and mental health advocate) and Dr. Nicola Byrom (Lecturer in Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neurosciences at Kings College London) encourage researchers to reach out for mental health support during these trying times. They offer practical tips that you can follow to reach out for support and discuss your mental health as well as the situation among researchers in different parts of Europe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the entire webinar series:
- Part 1: Mental health and well-being resources during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Part 2: Don’t be afraid to reach out to others and offer them support during COVID-19
- Part 3: Common misconception – Only those with problems in their research face mental health issues
- Part 5: Grow stronger by accepting your limitations
- Part 6: Try to be compassionate to yourself and to others
- Part 7: You should open up to someone you trust
- Part 8: Online therapy sessions might help you get through these tough times!
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