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Mental Health Workshop for Black STEM Researchers

Online (Zoom),
June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In 2017/2018 only 7.3% of people who started a postgraduate degree were from a black background. We know from other studies feelings of imposter syndrome is rife. We are holding a workshop shortly after mental health awareness week (18 – 24 May) which is focused on maintaining great mental health in situations where imposter syndrome is prominent and how mental health links to productivity.

The workshop will be facilitated by Celutions UK (https://celutionsuk.org/), a social enterprise that is dedicated to creating solutions to the problems surrounding mental health. This is what you can expect from the interactive workshop:

  • Introduction – What is mental health?
  • Understanding stress and anxiety
  • Imposter’s syndrome and how to tackle it
  • Challenging unhelpful thoughts
  • Building confidence to start well in your research career
  • How to increase productivity
  • Tips to look after yourself

Eligibility to attend

  • African or Caribbean heritage
  • Masters Student, PhD researcher or Post-Doctoral researcher
  • Working or studying at a UK institution
  • Currently residing in the UK

Spaces at this event are limited to 30, first come first served. We ask that on the registration page, you submit a 100 word paragraph about the main challenges you face as a Black researcher in your environment and how think your institutions can support you.

There are two sessions available, please only select one.

If you have registered but are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket through Eventbrite and email admin@bbstem.co.uk. We will have a waiting list available for those who are unable to register and will inform you with good notice if we are able to offer you a space. As a confirmation of your space, we will email you the details of the Zoom room along with the password.

This workshop is supported by The Academy of Medical Sciences (https://acmedsci.ac.uk/) who have made it their priority to support Black individuals in STEM, gain a better understanding of how existing networks for Black researchers operate, and strengthen networks through talking more with people already working in these areas.


Venue Name: Online (Zoom)


Organizer Name: BBSTEM