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UoN Mental Health Day: How Instagram helped me improve my mental health

In light of the Mental Health day of the University of Nottingham, there are lots of activities related to wellbeing. The University has frequently touched the delicate matter of mental health in various ways such as student life blog posts and a dedicated UoN page. To avoid replicating what you can find in the resources above, …

Dealing with panic attacks

Guest post by second year medical student, Issy. Panic attacks are exactly what their name says – when you feel like you’re being physically attacked by the anxiety – the panic – your body is experiencing. They’re both emotionally and physically draining. Lots of people get panic attacks as a one-off during a stressful period. …

Dealing with mental health at uni

Guest post by second year medical student, Issy.  When I came to uni I was really nervous about a lot of things, like everyone else starting first year. What will my hallmates be like? (Lovely) Will I like the course? (Absolutely) How will I fit in? (Not so bad at all). However, I had another …

Let me introduce myself

Guest post by second year medical student, Issy. I’m Issy. I’m a second year medical student here in Nottingham. I love my sports – rowing and sailing especially – and live with five of my best friends in Dunkirk. I have the cutest dog you may ever meet (biased opinion). She’s a King Charles Spaniel …

Take care of your body and you will take care of your mental health!

In the busy life of PhD student taking care of the health of your body may be really forgotten. Spending all day in the lab and no regular meals can influence not only on our body but also mental health! It is not a new fact that many PhD students develop symptoms of anxiety and …