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Research Guide: Emotional support

This Guide provides post graduate students with the tips and tools necessary to successfully complete their research.

Contact

Dear researchers, 

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need to talk to someone?

Please make use of the UP Care Line Number at 0800 747 747 for any emotional needs and concerns that you may have. Or contact the University of Pretoria Student Counselling Services (virtual counselling sessions during the COVID-19 lock-down) - free of charge!

For academic needs related requests please contact your information specialist

Emotional support

Not ready to speak to someone yet? See the Student Counselling Unit's self-help material and podcasts. 

Life can be challenging sometimes and with the added pressures of completing a Master's or PhD course can be very taxing on our emotional and physical well-being. 

It is important to remember to take care of ourselves:

  • Be kind.
  • Reward yourself.
  • Most importantly, talk. If you are experiencing strain, talk to a friend, family or community member.
  • Seek help from the Student Counselling Unit free-of-charge. Do not suffer in silence.
  • Make use of peer support groups (call 0800747 747 or send an email to press@anxiety.org.za to be incorporated into a support group).
  • The Postgraduate Support Hub is another avenue of assistance.