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Ace Your Mental Health in Science

  • Ever feel like science is easy for everyone else but you?
  • Do you feel guilty every time you put down your work just a little bit?

If you want to stop doubting yourself, quit feeling like an imposter amongst fellow scientists, and finally have the work-life balance you deserve, this workshop is made for you.

This semester's program is offered for all doctoral candidates and postdocs at the Universität Regensburg and includes a three-part workshop in English.

Each of the workshop sessions contains a short introduction of the key concepts and practical tasks that you can apply to your individual experiences. You may attend individual parts, but we recommend that you attend the entire sequence.

Workshop sessions in Summer Semester 2024

All sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Room: Sammelgebäude room 4.16 ("WIN-room", 4th floor, entrance through room 4.17)

  • Thu 23 May | Part 1: Imposter Syndrome and Self-Worth
    Learn how to defeat your imposter syndrome by identifying your inner critics and becoming your own cheerleader on your journey to improving your self-worth.
  • Thu 6 Jun | Part 2: Communicate Like an Expert
    Improve the way you communicate and handle difficult working situations like a pro. Conquer your stage fright and show your competence.
  • Thu 27 Jun | Part 3: Work-Life Balance and Social Network
    Work for the future but live for today. Learn how to build a strong social network while working around the world.   

After the workshop, there will be time for coffee, and everyone is invited.
Feel free to bring snacks to share!

In order to be able to prepare the sessions well and to inform participants about any necessary changes, we ask for registration via GRIPS. If you will need to miss a session, please let us know.

Register now via GRIPS!


About the organisers and trainers

Alexandra (Alex) Otto is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and a psychotherapist in training as well as a former doctoral representative at WIN.

Yih-Shiuan Lin is a Taiwanese postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Experimental Psychology and a former doctoral representative at WIN. She has been a mental health advocate since the early stage of her graduate years.

Ricarda Jacob is a doctorial researcher in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy as well as the current doctoral representative at WIN.

Throughout the workshop sessions Ricarda, Yih-Shiuan and Alex will guide you through the theoretical backgrounds and practical exercises to ace your mental health in science and will provide information about mental health resources for early career researchers.
Together, Alex, Ricarda and Yih-Shiuan wish to offer you the tools and support to navigate more smoothly in your academic career. No prior knowledge is needed for participating in the workshop. Alex, Ricarda and Yih-Shiuan are looking forward to accompanying you in the journey of improving your mental health.

You are also welcome to contact the WIN-team for general information and individual counseling.

Mental Health Workshop

An offer of the Mental Health Working Group at WIN