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Discover these resources for wellbeing and resilience throughout the Doctoral Researcher journey
The Wellbeing and mental health lens provides an overview of the key attitudes and behaviours recommended for researchers to positive wellbeing and mental health
Writing and Thriving
Developed by creative writing teachers for the University of Westminster Graduate School to
- mitigate the stress and anxiety so often associated with writing
- increase doctoral researchers’ confidence as writers
- improve their overall wellbeing
Writing and Thriving workshops can be booked via the VRE.
Wellbeing and Mental Health
Essential PGR Mental Health Resources
A collection of essential resources (research papers, good practice initiatives, YouTube videos, etc) for those interested in the mental health & well-being of PGRs
from the UK Council for Graduate Education
Discover the University's Health and Wellbeing offer Download the feeling good app.
LinkedIn Learning Guide
Supporting Your Well-Being during Times of Change and Uncertainty.
Mind.org provides useful tips and advice on managing anxiety
Discover the University well being book and useful resources collection
Information to improve the mental health of Post-graduate research students. A national, open access web-resource, hosted by Student Minds charity. It takes a prevention and early intervention approach and aims to support postgraduate research student mental well-being.
- Eat a balanced diet and drink enough water
- Exercise regularly
- Take breaks
- Get a good night's sleep - 7-8 hours
- Stick to a daily routine
- Take regular breaks
- Take advantage of student support services available
- Mediate and mindfulness course
- Keeping a journal to avoid study stress
This LinkedIn Learning video considers the "Doing Mode Overload" and how to re-focus on 'being' rather than merely 'doing', which may help when undertaking revision and attempting to overcome exam stress.
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Stress and Anxiety
Being a student can be both challenging and rewarding, but difficulties can get in the way. Counsellors are used to working with people from many different backgrounds and cultures, and are happy to talk to you about anything that's bothering you, from an inability to study, poor concentration and depression, to relationship problems and bereavement. The service is free and confidential: Counselling Service at the University of Westminster