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.
Levecque et. al., 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2017.02.008
Evans et. al., 2018, https://doi:10.1038/nbt.4089
36% of respondents have sought help for anxiety or depression caused by PhD studies.
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!
Please feel free to contact us at anytime with any questions that you have. We will respond as soon as we can.