Eating Disorders and Self-Harm Awareness – My Story

By Jighna Chauhan a 2nd Year Psychology NTU student Content warning: This blog mentions personal experience around self-harm and eating disorders which some readers might find triggering. This feels a little strange to write, so let me introduce myself first. My name is Jighna but my friends call me Jig, I’m 20 years old and … More Eating Disorders and Self-Harm Awareness – My Story

Time to Talk Day: Tips for talking about mental health

Today is Time to Talk Day, a national awareness day which helps to raise awareness of the importance of talking about mental health and starting that conversation. Today on the blog we have a Student Mental Health Champion sharing her advice for having that all important conversation with someone. By Leanne, a current MSc Psychological … More Time to Talk Day: Tips for talking about mental health

Sleepy students: How to manage your health and well-being this term

Written by a Phoebe Formby a current 3rd year BSc Psychology BSc student  So, we made it! It’s finally term 2. I’m pretty sure term 1 was the longest term of my life. With the second lockdown and a Christmas in isolation, I kind of thought coronavirus would be over by now…but here we are.  … More Sleepy students: How to manage your health and well-being this term

Looking after ourselves going into the New Year

Written by Ellis Farnworth a 3rd Year Law and Criminology NTU student We are all victim to our human habits especially around the winter months and the start of the New Year. We task ourselves with workloads and aspirations. Now don’t get me wrong aspirations are never a bad thing, however, setting yourself challenges should … More Looking after ourselves going into the New Year

My OCD and me

By Laura Gilbert a current Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health NTU Student I have OCD and throughout my life, I have been subject to stigmatising attitudes and feelings of shame for having a mental health disorder. My OCD began around the age of 14 when I began to have irrational thoughts that I didn’t understand. … More My OCD and me

Estranged Students Solidarity week – a student experience

This week is Estranged Students Solidarity week. So this week on the blog we have a Student Mental Health Champion sharing her experience of being an estranged student studying at NTU. If you didn’t already know here at NTU there is lots of support available for estranged students so don’t feel you have to struggle … More Estranged Students Solidarity week – a student experience

You First, Never Second- A Student Guide to focusing on your Health during Lockdown 2.0

By Naomi Finnen a 3rd year NTU English student I’m pretty sure we can all agree that as the nights get colder and the days get darker, the weather often leaves us throwing any kind of motivation out of the window. With the added exception of lockdown 2.0 this winter, getting into a routine appears to … More You First, Never Second- A Student Guide to focusing on your Health during Lockdown 2.0