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

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  

Five ways that helped me to make friends at NTU

By Leanne Haywood a current MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health NTU student and Student Mental Health Champion Hello everyone, I’m currently studying my masters at NTU and I also completed my undergraduate degree at NTU. I wanted to write this blog to share some tips on how to make friends whilst at university and … More Five ways that helped me to make friends at NTU

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