Purpose of the proposed group
The overarching purpose of the group is to respond to the UUK #stepchange Framework for Mental Health in Higher Education by bringing together a cross-University community of staff and students with a common interest in the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research (PGR) students. The group will develop a better shared understanding of the specific needs of PGR students, the support available and best practice approaches, activities and interventions.
Objectives of the proposed group
We are interested in looking at what we can do across the PGR community to promote good mental health and wellbeing, with a focus on early interventions and preventative measures.
Group main contacts
Name: Sarah Smith
Role: Doctoral School Manager, Research and Innovation Office
Email address: S.A.Smith@shu.ac.uk
Universities UK StepChange Framework
UKCGE Working Group on PGR mental health and wellbeing
Exploring wellbeing and mental health and associated support services for postgraduate researchers
Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities
Work organization and mental health problems in PhD students
Vitae resources on mental health and wellbeing of researchers