The CACTUS Mental Health Survey focusses on mental health, fulfilment, and wellbeing in academia, and was launched on World Mental Health Day (October 10) 2019.

The survey was launched in 7 languages – English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Portuguese, and Arabic, which represent most native languages of the top 10 research-producing countries

Scope of the survey:

  • Which aspects of researchers’ work and work environments bring them joy
  • Which aspects cause them stress and dissatisfaction
  • What support they received and/or would like to receive from their universities and research institutions

Goals of the survey:

  • To create a more positive, supportive global research culture
  • To create a more nurturing work environment in which researchers can thrive

In the report you will find out what’s working and what’s not in the research environment. You can read insights from Joy and Stress Triggers – the largest and most diverse global survey on mental health among researchers.


About the report:

  • 13,000+ participants globally

    Largest global survey on researcher mental health and wellbeing

  • Diverse sampling

    Covers all academic career stages with strong representation of minorities

  • Responses from 160+ countries

    Strong representation from around the world, including the top 10 research producing countries

  • 5,000+ Researcher insights

    Powerful suggestions reflecting changes the global researcher community would like to see

For more information and to download the report, click here.