PhD Wellbeing: self-care strategies poster now available

A new poster showing strategies for self-care to aid your wellbeing is now available to download from the Doctoral School website.

Prioritising self-care can be tricky at any stage of a PhD, never mind against the backdrop of a global pandemic. But taking time out to look after yourself will protect your wellbeing and give you more energy to process everything you are dealing with at the moment.

Informed by Sussex U-DOC Project research and designed by Louise Harvey, from Chimney Design, the poster suggests ways you could practice self-care in three key areas: workplace or professional, psychosocial and spiritual, and physical.

We will be printing physical posters once we are back on campus, and making those available to PGRs at all of our wellbeing events. Download the poster, use it as a prompt in your work space, and share with friends and colleagues.

The Looking After Yourself During Your PhD workshop on Wednesday 6th May will explore which self-care strategies could work for you, and give you space to discuss some of the barriers to self-care that you may be experiencing, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. Book your place on the RDP listings.