Supporting Doctoral Researchers Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties

This session, offered specifically for supervisors of doctoral researchers, will offer an overview of mental health difficulties, highlight the factors influencing the mental health of post graduate students, and explore how we respond and signpost for support. Case studies will be offered for group discussion and participants are welcome to share their own experience in working with students with mental health difficulties.

The aim of the session is to:

  • Promote awareness of mental health and illness particularly in relation to post graduate students
  • Identify behaviours that may indicate that a student is suffering mental distress and provide guidance about how to respond to such situations
  • Give information about where you and/or the student can access support

Case studies will be offered for group discussion.

Format: Presentation and discussion.

Audience: There is some overlap between this session and what’s covered in the Supporting the Supporters ‘supporting students experiencing mental health difficulties’ session – attendees should attend one or the other of these sessions. This session is specifically for supervisors of doctoral researchers.

Length: 1.5 hours

When: *Cancelled* Wednesday 28th April 2021, 14.00-15.30

You can now use the Learning Management System (LMS) to register your interest/reserve your place on this session

If you have any queries please email