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1 in 2 PhD students experiences psychological distress. 

1 in 3 is at risk of a common psychiatric disorder.

Graduate students are 6 times more likely to experience

anxiety and depression than the general population.

Evans et. al., 2018, https://doi:10.1038/nbt.4089

36% of respondents have sought help for anxiety or depression caused by PhD studies. 

Woolston, C., 2019, https://doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03459-7

(Link to raw data Nature Survey)

A Mindful PhD

Factors making the PhD tough and how to keep it together.

Should I do a PhD?

A must read for those wanting to pursue a PhD but are not sure. 

Mental Health tips

Keep this handy book on how to maintain good mental health


About Us

PhD Mindfulness is about raising awareness of mental health issues during and after the PhD degree and supporting and dealing with these concerns in a mindful manner, with encouragement and advice.

You are not struggling with the PhD alone. You can read more articles about the current mental challenges PhD students and graduates face on our Facebook page or purchase a book on this website to relate and gain advice.

Sometimes we all need a bit of encouragement to get through the PhD. You can regularly receive words of encouragement via our Twitter page.

Nothing is more relieving than sharing your story. On this website you can "share your experience" anonymously and we can publish this on our social media for others to relate and be encouraged. Never suffer in silence!


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