This webpage forms part of our developing online resources providing information, lived experiences and good practice case studies to help individuals and workplaces to better support archaeologists. If you are aware of other links we might use or have good practice case studies you would be happy to share, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MIND workplace wellbeing: Cotswold Archaeology
- The Archaeologist 107 (PDF) - this edition of The Archaeologist includes experiences from individuals where their employers have offered support which has made them feel valued. The case studies cover a range of different initiatives including mental health and wellbeing training and support for staff, support for individual professional development through training, and flexible working hours.
Mental health can be a very personal issue. It helps to be open and honest.
We invited Mark Spanjer to start a discussion by sharing his thoughts on the culture of working in archaeology, its pressures, and a path to positive understanding. Watch his video
Opinion - Maintaining my mental health through exercise and reflecting on mental health awareness
- Craig Huddart encourages us to help, even if it’s simply asking, ‘Are you ok?’
External links relevant to mental health
- Mental health at work | Prospect
- Looking after your mental health | Mental Health Foundation
- Every Mind Matters - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- Mental Health Foundation | Good mental health for all
- Mental health - NHS (www.nhs.uk)