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Dr Zoë J Ayres
If you've made it to this page, it's likely you have read or are reading "Managing Your Mental Health During Your PhD: A Survival Guide". Thank you! This page has a list of resources for PhD students that you may find helpful, in order to navigate your PhD, including the full reference list from the book. This page is ever changing, and you can submit resources that have helped you, to help others, just hit the "submit" button. Thanks for helping change things for the better for PhD students!
Please note, I have not read all of these resources personally - these are community recommendations!
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Mental Health Support
There is a range of mental health support out there for you. Here is just some of it. The biggest investment you can ever make is an investment in yourself.
International Mental Health Hotline Numbers
Phone numbers for countries around the world for you to get immediate mental health assistance if you need it.
Make Your Own Suicide Safety Plan - Papyrus
Help to ensure your safety by putting together a plan for seeking help if experiencing suicidal thoughts.
The Wellbeing Thesis - Student Minds
A range of resources, including videos, to help you navigate PhD mental health and wellbeing.
Protecting you mental health: A practical guide for postgraduate research students in STEM - Charlie Waller
Tips on self-care for PhD students in STEM specific subjects,
Voices of Academia - Blog
Blog of academics discussing mental health, mental illnesses, and overcoming challenges in academia.
General PhD Advice
The PhD Journey - Dr Gladys Ngetich
How to Get a PhD: A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors - Estelle Phillips and Derek S. Pugh
Authoring a PhD: How to Plan, Draft, Write & Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation - Patrick Dunleavy
How to do your PhD: In a Nutshell - Loizos Heracleous and Najat Mekkaoui
Mastering Your PhD - Patricia Gosling
The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research - Gordon Rugg and Marian Petre
Dissertations and Project Reports: A step by step guide - Stella Cottrell
PhD: An uncommon guide to research, writing, and life - James Hayton
Your PhD Survival Guide: Planning, writing and succeeding in your final year - Katherine Firth
How to Finish your PhD - Catherine Pope
Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the Ph.D- Dr Malika Grayson
@AltAcChats - Focus on careers outside academia
Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide (Skills for Scholars) - Christopher L. Caterine
The Professor is In - The Essential Guide to Turning your PhD into a job - Karen Kelsky
@focusmate - Accountability buddies
#100DaysOfWriting Hashtag Community
Popular Mental Health and Wellbeing Books
More general mental health books, many that have won awards, to help understanding and growth.
The Gift of Imperfection - Brené Brown
Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig
Sedated: How Modern Capitalism Created Our Mental Health Crisis - James Davis
Why has no one told me this before? - Julie Smith
Resources for PhD Students
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