Tips for feeling less alone during winter break – from an international student

By Olista Naurallegra, 2nd year Psychology student Spending winter break in a country where I have only lived for a few months with different cultures and weather is not easy- having to deal with the fact that I will be spending the festive period and new year thousands of miles away from my family is … More Tips for feeling less alone during winter break – from an international student

Looking after your mental health during the winter break

By Ellie Hubbard, 2nd Year Psychology student With the Christmas period soon coming, it is important to reflect on how to look after your mental health during this time. Whilst Christmas is a time for happiness, for some, the Christmas period can be very challenging. If you would like tips on how to look after … More Looking after your mental health during the winter break

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