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

Looking after yourself while settling into university  

By Rachael Griffiths a current BSc Wildlife Conservation NTU student Hi, everyone! My name is Rachael, and I am an undergraduate studying BSc Wildlife Conservation here at NTU. I am currently preparing to undertake my final year at NTU and finally get back on campus – it feels like forever, right? I am also a new Student Mental … More Looking after yourself while settling into university  

Mental Health Awareness Week – Nature

Written by Leanne Haywood a MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health Student & Student Mental Health Champion  This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is nature. Nature has so many benefits for our mental health and my research interests are centred around improving mental health and wellbeing through access to nature … More Mental Health Awareness Week – Nature

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