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

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

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

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

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