When I think back to receiving my offer for the University of York, and how I was feeling at the time, I remember a blur of emotions. Mainly it was happiness and relief at the fact that my hard work had paid off and been recognised (it’s always important to remember that getting into uni … Continue reading Navigating Mental Health on the Twisting Road to University
In my blog I hope to inform prospective students hoping to go into Forensic Psychology/other relevant disciplines what to expect in a typical week: with a few social activities mixed in! I also hope to shed some light on the amazing support from the psychology department and all the targeted help they give.
My favourite thing about university is the constant opportunities of independence to build your confidence. You choose what course you want to do, which modules you take, and where to take your knowledge. Psychology at York University really helps you take hold of where you want your future to go.
First year international student Quinn tells us his mindfullness strategies and gives us advice on how we can de-stress at university.
You’ve unpacked your room, met your flatmates, and now it’s time to settle into university. After the initial buzz of moving in and Freshers’ Week, the reality of university life sets in. The highs of new friends, nights out, and exciting hobbies arrive alongside the lows of homesickness, deadlines, and hangovers! Your first term at … Continue reading Settling into University: Making the Most of it
Knowing you’re struggling is one thing; reaching out for support is often quite another. Looking back to when I started university in 2017, I wish I’d known how much support there was out there to help and how simple accessing mental health support can be. Having spent the past four years at York, I have … Continue reading Accessing mental health support at York: my experience
The lockdowns were definitely a difficult time for most people, changing their routines and typical activities completely. That is why taking care of one’s mental health became more important than ever. In this blog post, I want to share a few of my stories about getting through lockdown, as well as ways in which the … Continue reading Motivation, Time Management and Mental Health Support
As many as one in five students suffer from a mental health issue, so if you are struggling with managing your mental health you are certainly not alone. Whilst going through a mental health problem is frightening and can feel isolating, the University of York offers a lot of support to help you manage these … Continue reading Managing A Mental Health Disorder At University
When I moved to York for my master’s degree in September, I came at a time when the city, and most of the country, were struggling with restrictions in shops and with how many people you could see. But for me, it was a little worse, I am a student with depression and PTSD. When … Continue reading Where Can You Turn for Help?
Mental health: Another casualty of coronavirus?Thursday 15 October 2020 6.30-8pmOnline World Mental Health Day 2020 Lecture An evening of public talks and discussion hosted by the University of York’s Mental Health Research Steering Group with keynote speaker Dr Kwame McKenzie, CEO, Wellesley Institute, Toronto. Join us for an evening of talks and discussion on the implications … Continue reading Marking World Mental Health Day 2020
Maintaining mental health is a challenge at the best of times; but the COVID-19 pandemic is causing an even greater test to our wellbeing. I have put together some useful ways to help cope during this time and actually learn to embrace this crazy situation! 1. A good routine for your mental health When I … Continue reading Looking after your wellbeing and mental health during lockdown