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BSA Regional Conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Postgraduate Researchers

13 September 2019 (9.30am - 4pm)
Northumbria University, City Campus, Newcastle, UK - PROGRAMME

About the Event

"Good research studies the great minds; Great research seeks to know it's own mind"

We are in an era in which our understanding of mental health and psychological wellbeing is increasing and diversifying. There is value in having a forum in which that knowledge can be brought together with expertise and experiential learning around the postgraduate research life and process. 

The purpose of the conference is to bring a range of individuals together who have, from different perspectives and standpoints, expertise, interest, scholarship or experience of the subject of mental health and wellbeing with regard to post-graduate researchers. This is a purposefully pluralist and intentionally diverse conference with three threads running through it. Potential contributors might include, but are not limited to: 

  • Researchers into mental health and wellbeing who can present their research with applications to post-graduate research in mind.
  • Researchers of the post-graduate research experience who can present their research with mental health and wellbeing in mind.
  • Current or recent post-graduate researchers who would like to share their experience of their own mental health and wellbeing during their studies.
  • Undergraduate students and past or current users or staff of mental health services who have an interest in going on to postgraduate research. 

The conference is being held at Northumbria University’s City Campus on 13 September 2019.  


We are delighted to announce that our confirmed speaker is:

John Scott - Scottish comedian, won 'Spike Milligan Award' for emerging talent. First performed at the Stand in Newcastle. Self identifies as a mental health service user - he uses his experience of mental health and ill-health to inform his comedy sketches.


Registration is closed.

  • BSA members: £5
  • Non-members: £15

"apple" - conference image by Kelly-Jayne.