Concerns about mental health in the research community have been growing in recent years. This series of articles explores avenues for change and gives a voice to those on the front lines such as PIs, early-career researchers and non-academic staff.
An eLife survey explores the experiences of those in the research community who support colleagues struggling with their mental health.
Who helps junior researchers that go through difficult times?
When compulsions and obsessive thoughts took over her world, a graduate student found strength in her identity as a scientist.
A postdoctoral researcher discusses how past experiences shaped the daily support they provide in the lab.
A lab manager discusses how to support lab members, especially during fieldwork.
Both undergraduate and postgraduate students with mental health issues often turn to technicians for wellbeing support.
Universities should use online resources to help graduate students who are struggling with their mental health to access appropriate support.
After two heart attacks in three years, an associate professor discusses the challenges of faculty life.
Postdoctoral fellow and activist Wendy Marie Ingram explains how she trains, educates and works with students and faculty to improve academic mental health.
Thousands of UK doctoral students and early-career researchers shared the repercussions of lockdown on their work and wellbeing.
Early-career researchers feel discouraged from exposing vulnerability even during a global crisis.
An eLife survey sheds light on the experiences of those in the academic community who help researchers struggling with their mental health.