Coping over Christmas – an international student’s perspective

By Wanjiru N. Muchiri, 2nd year Filmmaking student My name is Wanjiru, I’m a second year filmmaking student. I come from Kenya, and our seasons range from either rainy, sunny and everything in between. The only version of winter that I’ve ever known is about 18 degrees so you can imagine my shock the first … More Coping over Christmas – an international student’s perspective

Alcohol Awareness Week – My relationship with alcohol

Anonymous, NTU Psychology student “If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.” – Epictetus When beginning University, I unknowingly already had an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. It was quite normal for me to casually drink with my family and/or binge drink with friends most days. In first year, it was … More Alcohol Awareness Week – My relationship with alcohol

How to manage your mental health whilst living at home during university

By Ruby Mae Pales, 3rd year Psychology student At the age of 18 there can be a lot of pressure to move away from home and experience that newfound freedom university has to offer, however this isn’t for everyone, and some students remain living in their home cities. The glamourised images of university we see … More How to manage your mental health whilst living at home during university

Self-care tips for coping with the winter months

By Tehrim Raza, NTU Alumni As the winter months approach, many of us look forward to the festive season; roads brightly lit with the glow of festive decorations, special events and gatherings and deliciously spiced drinks, however, for some it can be a challenging time of year. The cold weather, lack of sunlight and shorter … More Self-care tips for coping with the winter months

How to manage stress – from our Student Mental Health Champions

Tomorrow is Stress Awareness Day, so some of our Student Mental Health Champions have shared the things they do that helps them to manage stress. The things we do to help manage our stress levels will be different for everyone. It could be going for a long walk or having a chat with a friend, … More How to manage stress – from our Student Mental Health Champions

5 ways reading can improve your wellbeing

Written by WRAP Life at university is tough. Finding the time to read and write for pleasure is not always easy, with seemingly never-ending academic material to get through. And whilst binge-watching your favourite Netflix show (plus your second favourite!) or scrolling through social media is a break from studying, losing yourself in a good … More 5 ways reading can improve your wellbeing

World Mental Health Day – Ways to look after your mental health

This Sunday is World Mental Health Day so one of our Student Mental Health Champions has shared different ways that they look after their mental health… Nicole Taylor a current BSc Psychology (Mental Health) NTU Student There are a variety of different ways I like to look after my mental health, especially since moving back … More World Mental Health Day – Ways to look after your mental health

Coping with homesickness and loneliness as an international student

Written by Zahra Meslati, NTU Alumni Congratulations! Starting university can be very exacting with with lots of changes and challenges and great experiences to learn. You may feel anxious and stressed which is normal during the first few weeks at the university. Transitions into university can be hard to cope with and some students may … More Coping with homesickness and loneliness as an international student

Let’s Talk Suicide Prevention

Written by a current NTU Student Mental Health Champion studying Psychology Content warning: This blog mentions personal experience around the topics of suicide, alcohol and body image which some readers might find triggering. A reminder from someone who has made it. This personal blog includes mental health support, alcohol and takeaway consumption, discussing body image … More Let’s Talk Suicide Prevention

My experience as a Student Mental Health Champion at NTU

Written by Yomi Olusunle a current NTU Psychology MSc Student I arrived in Nottingham, wide eyed, excited, curious and optimistic. I had planned what my master’s year was going to look like for so long that even when the pandemic struck, there was still a glimmer of hope within me that the world would quickly go back … More My experience as a Student Mental Health Champion at NTU