Wellbeing

The University has a wealth of resources, support and advice on Wellbeing [1] for postgraduate researchers ranging from online resources on reducing stress and tension through to talking to counsellors at times of greater need.

These resources and support are there for you to use – if you feel well, you will do well. We are always looking at ways to improve and the University will be working on a project over the next 18 months which will aim to identify ways to improve the provision and support for the wellbeing and mental health of our postgraduate researchers.

Based on research by the New Economics Foundation, the University has identified the six ways to wellbeing: six actions to build into your day-to-day life in order to feel good and function well.

Being well doesn’t need to be hard work, it could be taking a walk, meeting a friend for a coffee or simply smiling at someone. Have a look at these pages to see how you can implement these was into your daily life, you may even be doing some of them already.

We need PGRs to be closely involved and inform the work and outcomes of the project so over the next few months we will be asking you to join group discussions and provide us with your ideas and opinions on wellbeing and mental health.

[1]http://www.studentsupport.manchester.ac.uk/taking-care/wellbeing/