Temporary Scientific Employees,
Work and Mental Health
The event focused on the mental health of the temporary scientific employees and was organized by DION. It took place at Sosiologisk Poliklinikk on the 16th of October and was also streamed to Gjøvik campus.
Mental health is unfortunately an important subject for temporary employees in academia. PhD Candidates are especially overrepresented in mental health complaints. Although there are a number of preventative measures you can do yourself, the universities are responsible for creating a good work environment and they still have a way to go. The panel agreed that there was a clear connection between a highly demanding work situation, lack of predictability and mental health issues.
The streamed videos of the event are available at this link and the presentations are available below: