Our digital tools apply evidence-based strategies to address the unique challenges faced by graduate researchers. Write Smarter: Feel Better engages with your Honours, Masters and PhD students to augment existing supports within your faculty, school or university. Our tools provide non-stigmatising and practical information about productivity and wellbeing, allowing students to identify problems they may be experiencing, understand steps they can take themselves, and gain awareness of how to access more support at their own university.
All of our tools, approaches and methods are based on peer reviewed scientific evidence about wellbeing, productivity and mental health. We engage graduate researchers with friendly and supportive content which builds their ability to identify issues they are experiencing, consider a number of evidence-based approaches that may assist and implement proactive approaches to resolve these. Importantly, we provide students who may be on the path towards crisis with resources that help them to recognise the problem before this point and access existing support systems within their own university.
Graduate students around the world report experiencing mental health difficulties at far higher rates than their peers including experiences of anxiety, depression and psychological distress. While most universities provide counselling or support services for those in crisis, many graduate students do not engage with these services or delay seeking help. Our approach supports graduate students to build skills to take a proactive approach to their own wellbeing.