Mental Health Awareness Week

As people working in academia, we often encounter situations that are highly stressful and anxiety-inducing, and oftentimes we tend to neglect the impact it has on our mental health. The topic is not commonly brought up for discussion, and there is a negative perception about seeking help in these situations. We have all been there, and can attest to the general lack of information about the resources and ways to resolve or care for our mental well-being.

So this November, join us for a week dedicated to your mental health and wellbeing. From November 1st till 5th, DION will organize and support a series of events across campuses to raise awareness about the mental health of PhDs, post-docs, and temporary scientific staff at NTNU. This week will contain seminars regarding the services at NTNU, practical workshops providing guidance on how to manage stress, meditation and fitness techniques that can improve our overall well-being. In addition, be sure to follow our social media channels, as we will be posting some useful information and tips as well.

Click here to download the full Programme

Click here to register for the events

Here is the summary of the events happening:

Inspiring Monday
Breakfast seminar
Dragvoll D131 and online
08.30 – 11.00

08.30 Welcome, breakfast mingle
08.45-09.00 Martin Brattmyr: Intro
09.00-09.15 Marius Korsnes: Imposter syndrome
09.20-09.35 Silje Fladmark: The Temporary
Work Environment – one more thing that is your own responsibility
09.40-10.00 Pause
10.00-10.30 Borgny Hedvig
Wold: Bedriftshelsetjenesten
Lunch seminar

12:30 Welcome, Pizza, Mingle
13:00-14:00 Linde Borgen from Avonova: Somatic mindfulness and psychological safety
Mindful Tuesday 02.11.21Meditation workshop
Trondheim meditasjon & yoga
(Erling Skakkes gate 3)

17:30-19:30 Meditation workshop by Trondheim Meditasjon and yoga
19:30 onwards Snacks and mingling
Yoga for Grounding and Stress Relief
G030, møteroom, G building, 3rd floor

14:30-15:30 Yoga for grounding and stress relief with Lise
16:15- 16:45 Zen meditation with Aristidis
Move your body Wednesday 03.11.21Training workshops
D1-185, Realfagbygget, Gløshaugen

14:00-15:00 Pilates Workshop
15:30-16:30 Zumba Workshop
17:00.18:00 Tai Chi Workshop
Zumba workshop

18:30-19:30 Zumba with
Khanun JM
Engaging Thursday
Fiction and mental health 
– bibliotherapy
KJL1 (Gløshaugen)

Thor Magnus Tangerås

Movie night
R9, Realfagsbygget, Gløshaugen
Fiction and mental healthbibliotherapy

Thor Magnus Tangerås
Feel Happy Friday
Improv Night by Gibberish
R10,Realfagbygget, Gløshaugen

17:30 to 19:30
Movie night

Entrance opens at 18, movie starts at 18:30