Qualitative Pilot Interventions for the Enhancement of Mental Health Support in Doctoral Students

Authors: Harvey, O., Casey, C., Polkinghorne, M., Trenoweth, S., Knight, F., Helstrip, J. and Taylor, J.

Journal: Psych.

Volume: 6

Pages: 426-437

Publisher: MDPI

DOI: 10.3390/psych6010025



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Qualitative pilot interventions for the enhancement of mental health support in doctoral students

Authors: Casey, C., Trenoweth, S., Harvey, O., Helstrip, J., Knight, F., Taylor, J. and Polkinghorne, M.

Journal: Psych

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 426-437

ISSN: 2624-8611


Doctoral degrees include Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and other professional doctorates such as Engineering Doctorate (EngD), Doctor of Education (EdD), or Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). Unlike undergraduate- or postgraduate-taught students, doctoral study focuses on a single, autonomous piece of research. Research indicates a high occurrence of mental health problems in doctoral students. This paper describes the piloting and qualitative evaluation of a range of interventions designed to enhance the mental health support for doctoral students at one UK university. These interventions sought to target an array of known factors that affect the mental health of doctoral students, including individual capacity for coping with stress and social support availability.


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