Working Group 1: System level - the ERA working environment

Working Group Chair Dr. Janet Metcalfe

Co-Chair: tba

The objectives of WG1 are to:

  • Address researcher mental health at a system level bringing together researchers, funders and policymakers
  • Build an evidence base on the prevalence of poor mental health and characteristics of the working environment across Europe; and how these differ by role and context
  • Identify actions that can be done at a system level to improve mental health; with examples of good practice

WG1 intends to focus on systemic issues beyond any particular organisation or discipline and start to bring together cross-institutional evidence on prevalence, characteristics of the working environment (and how these differ by role and context), and what can be done at a system level. The aim for this group would be to encourage system level actors (e.g. national and European funding agencies) to explore what can be done at a system level to improve mental health.

The ReMO COST Action on Researcher Mental Health is funded by the COST Association with support from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the EU under the project number CA19117.