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Our science is better if we are diverse.

Our workplace is better when we are inclusive.

Creativity and innovation are fostered by building diverse teams. We are committed to creating an environment of mutual respect and inclusiveness. By removing barriers to equality and promoting understanding of our differences, we aim to enable all of our members to leverage their unique talents and achieve their personal goals.

For further information or to get involved, please contact WHG’s EDI Champion, Dr Calliope Dendrou.

The University of Oxford’s Equality and Diversity Unit provides further information and resources relating to disability, gender, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation and gender identity.

COVID-19 AND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

You might be worried about COVID-19 and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.

This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.

You can find out more information through MIND and through the Department of Experimental Psychology here.

 

 

Supporting student mental health - training sessions for DPhil supervisors

Following a successful pilot session last October with Directors of Graduate Studies, the Graduate School are now pleased to offer two further training sessions for DPhil supervisors, on the theme of supporting good student mental health, and supporting students who are in difficulty or distress.

Each session will last 2 hours and will be led by the Head of the Counselling Service, Alan Percy. The format of the sessions will be an interactive presentation followed by group discussion of case studies.

The available dates are:

  • 1.00 – 3.00 pm, Thursday 26 March, in the Seminar Room at the Weatherall institute for Molecular Medicine (WIMM), John Radcliffe Hospital site. Directions here.
  • 12.00 – 2.00 pm, Monday 29 June, in Room UG A/B at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre (MSTC), South Parks Road area. Directions here.

Supervisors wishing to attend must pre-register by emailing me (david.hyland@medsci.ox.ac.uk), stating the date of the session they would like to attend.

Please note:

-          Registration will close one week before the date of each session, unless notified otherwise.

-          Places are limited, therefore if demand is high, we may not be able to accommodate everyone on this occasion.

-          Attendees should arrive promptly and lunch will be provided at the start of the session.

-          Attendees may find it useful to work through the following e-learning package beforehand (and other supervisors and staff may also be interested to work through it):

  • http://learning.cwmt.org.uk - Charlie Waller Memorial Trust e-Learning package for academic and non-academic staff to support students who may have mental health issues