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Being ‘Good Enough’

I haven’t posted for a while, but wanted to share something I’ve been working on to do with my own mental health in that time. I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last few months feeling a bit inadequate. Not really good enough. That’s no big change for me, I’ve always had low …

Dealing with Setbacks

Even the very best of us suffer setbacks. Big or small, it’s impossible to go through life without them. If we didn’t have setbacks, what would we have to measure our achievements against? Going into an examination period, and a time where students may start looking for graduate jobs or further study, the idea of …

Knowing Your Limits

One of the biggest things for me and building up my independence since starting at university, and something I am still working on now, well into my second year, is knowing where my limits are. I felt, when starting university, that it was important to push my boundaries and make the most of the new …

University Mental Health Day 2019: Use Your Voice

Today, March 7th, is University Mental Health Day. It is a day that means a lot to me, being a student who suffers from mental health difficulties. The theme this year is ‘Use Your Voice’. This can be done in so many ways: *Literally* use your voice to talk to people! Ask them how their …

Joining Societies at Uni

Joining a uni society was hands down one of the best decisions I have made so far into my 2ndyear. I was not a member of any in my 1styear, which meant my social circles were somewhat limited to people in my halls and on my course. I don’t think that this had the best …

When it isn’t quite Time To Talk

Today, February 7th, is Time To Talk day, a nationwide initiative to encourage everyone to talk about their feelings, and offer a safe space to talk about mental health. It’s really brilliant. My last blog post discussed in depth about ways you can talk about your feelings at university, to help get it off your …

My Top 3 things about being a Summer School Ambassador

In 2018, I worked as a UoN Summer School ambassador for 2 weeks, based at Florence Boot Hall on University Park Campus. It was an experience I’m so glad I was lucky enough to be a part of, and I think would be right up there with my favourite things I’ve done at university so …

Talking about your Mental Health

One of the best treatments for many mental health issues is to talk about the way that you are feeling to others. This often gives you a literal feeling of release – getting everything off your chest can be so much of a relief that you actually feel significantly better after doing so. However, the …

Sport and Mental Health

Sport and mental health go hand in hand. In both good ways, such as the release of endorphins and spending time with like-minded friends having a positive effect on mental health, and in not-so-good ways, when overtraining, obsession and perfectionism come into play. I personally am a bit of a water-baby, having grown up by …