Online resources

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For general mental health-related topics and concerns, the UC Wellbeing Hub is a helpful place to seek information:

A key aspect in managing imposter syndrome is validating your self-worth, and here are some articles that might provide helpful ideas:

Below are some online resources specifically put together by research students and supervisors for research students. While these most often reference the PhD, students in other research degrees may experience a lot of similar feelings and events. 

It is normal to experience stress at various times of the doctoral study process, and sometimes what is regarded as everyday stress could develop further into depression and/or anxiety when coping with intense studies. There are a range of signs and symptoms, and it is good to know what signs to look out for and where to seek help.

For more in-depth descriptions on signs of depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns, and Health Navigator New Zealand offer further insights: