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Wellbeing and Mental Health at Work

The balance between personal and professional life has been a focus of concern for employers, national and international bodies, and civil society.
Competitiveness in research stands out as a risk factor for this balance, among other characteristic factors of contemporary Western life: depersonalization, urbanization and bureaucratization contribute to the erosion of human relations. Additionally, emotional and family support networks seem increasingly fragile or even non-existent.
Therefore, it is important to create opportunities for self-knowledge and acquisition of tools essential to the resilience, wellbeing, and mental health of i3S employees. 
For that, we have organized this thematic cycle of seminars with related workshops, aiming to promote wellbeing and mental health in the i3S work context, using an interdisciplinary approach.
This cycle of seminars and workshops is expected to be held by videoconference (Zoom) for now. Depending on the evolution of the pandemic situation, we may do these events in person, at i3S. 

Organizing Committee: Ana Campos, Ana Valentim, Milena Paneque, Paula Perez, Sofia Santos, Susana Magalhães e Teresa Summavielle


As a result of a collaboration between i3S and the Faculty of “Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação” University of Porto, through an exchange of knowledge between researchers | i3S and lecturers | FPCEUP, monthly sessions are planned as described.
The opening of this thematic cycle, on the 15th of March, will occur during the Brain Awareness Week (BAW), together with the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (SPN) initiative.

Seminar 1 | 15.03.2021 | 17:00-18:00
Stress and Burnout: molecular and clinical perspectives.

Speakers: Ana João Rodrigues (ICVS) Pedro Morgado (ICVS)

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3s7o3yB 

Workshop 1 | 18.03.2021 | 16:00-18:00 
Management of stress at work / Burnout

Speaker: Zita Sousa, ESS.PP and ICVS


Ana João Rodrigues
Ana João Rodrigues, 39 yers old, was born in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. Graduated in Applied Biology in 2003 at Universidade do Minho, PhD in Health Sciences in 2008 by the School of Medicine. She is currently a Team Leader at ICVS/School of Medicine, University of Minho, Portugal. Her research is is focused in unravelling how our brain encodes rewarding and aversive events to drive motivated behaviors. She is also a Science Outreach Coordinator, responsible for science dissemination and health literacy promotion for the society. 


Pedro Morgado
Pedro Morgado (MD, PhD) is Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Minho and Psychiatrist at the Hospital de Braga. He is a researcher member of the Clinical Academic Centre (2CA-Braga) and of ICVS/3B's - PT Government Associated Laboratory at University of Minho. Since 2017, he is also the Vice-President of School of Medicine, University of Minho. His research is focused on decision-making processes, exploring the interactions between chronic stress and neuropsychiatric disorders. He is involved in both basic and clinical research and his work is focused in obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. He is also interested in clinical communication and doctor-patient relationship.


Seminar 1

Open to all community. Registration isn't required for seminar 1.

Online workshops
Fee: 20 euros (only to i3S members)
Be aware that there are only 20 places available and the registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshops are conducted in Portuguese.
Information regarding registration will be announced through institutional email. Each workshop will be confirmed once the minimum of participants is guaranteed.

Workshop 1 | Registration deadline: 8 March 2021 / Payment deadline: 11 March 2021




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