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Mental health in the field

Field work is an important and valued part of geoscience research, but can also serve as a source of stress. Careful planning can help support the mental health and wellness of participants at all career stages.

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Fig. 1: Pyramidal representation of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
Fig. 2: Schematic overview of mental health stressors during field work.


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C.M.J. acknowledges the support and contributions of the Imperial College Mental Health Advisory Team.

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John, C.M., Khan, S.B. Mental health in the field. Nature Geosci 11, 618–620 (2018).

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