Taking care of your wellbeing.

PGR Well Bee-ing Project

Information about the University PGR Well-Beeing Project can be found on PGR Well Bee-ing Project website with podcasts, blogs, updates and recommendations. 

Wellbeing resources for PGRs

The University has a wealth of resources, support, and advice on wellbeing issues 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.

Online PGR transition resource helps you to address concerns and questions relating to wellbeing and mental health issues as well as signpost to sources of support.

Supporting wellbeing and mental health hub has information about various support resources for PGRs.

You can find information specific to PGR wellbeing on the Student Support site which includes:

  • Developing your Academic Identity
  • Managing Professional Relationships
  • Maintaining a Work-Life Balance
  • Making Progress and Making the Most of your Time
  • Making Connections and Creating Communities
  • University Support Services
  • Six Ways to Wellbeing for PGRs
  • Wellbeing Flowchart for PGRs
  • The Wellbeing Thesis
  • 24-hour mental helpline

Help in a Crisis

If you find that you are feeling very distressed and the pressures upon you seem overwhelming, you may start to experience a sense that things cannot get better. There are a number of support services here to help you take care of your wellbeing and these services are available online, over the telephone or face to face. If you feel you need to speak to someone urgently, or are worried about a friend, please get in touch here Student Support | Taking care of your wellbeing | Help in a crisis | The University of Manchester


Disability Advisory and Support Service 

The Disability Advisory and Support Service (DASS) supports you to succeed - in your studies, work and the rest of your University experience. Disabled students make up over 15% of University of Manchester students, and the University is proud to offer an accessible and inclusive service. DASS provides equality of services to everyone, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Find out more about DASS services, who is eligible for support, and how to access support on the DASS website