Mental health and archaeology

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

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the organisations and individuals who have helped us to celebrate good practice and raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. We have collated all the contributions from the week which you can download from the link below, along with the contributions from 2020. For the remining weeks of this year and beyond, we must continue to ensure that we are providing support for each other and sharing ideas about how to improve wellbeing in archaeology. 

Case studies

  • 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.

External links relevant to mental health

For individuals

For organisations