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Exploring mental health support for postgraduate researchers

This report shares the findings of research exploring wellbeing, mental health and associated support services for postgraduate researchers.

Research England


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This research was carried out by Vitae and partners for the former Higher Education Funding Council for England (now Research England).

They set out to improve their understanding of the wellbeing and mental health of postgraduate researchers, as well as the institutional support available.

This report shares the results of the research.

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