Resources developed for the UK HE Sector by the Catalyst Fund Projects
Catalyst Fund: Supporting mental health and wellbeing for postgraduate research students
'In 2018, the former HEFCE, now Research England and the Office for Students awarded £1.5 million in funding to 17 projects over two years to develop and implement sustainable approaches to supporting mental health and wellbeing of PGR students. The programme was overseen by an external advisory group. The programme followed on from a 2018 report commissioned by Research England and OfS, which concluded that postgraduate research students face unique challenges, including difficulties with supervisor relationships, as well as others recognised in the undergraduate population including financial worries, harassment, and feeling isolated and inadequate.'