It really is not the best time to be a student right now. The global pandemic has diminished many things for students: their grades, their moral, their mental health and much more. If you are feeling low, here are some things that you should start telling yourself every … [Read more...] about Positive things to tell yourself, as a Student
Reflection is an important skill to have as it enables people to understand themselves and their surroundings more. Sometimes you can have an 'off day and do not really know how to comprehend it. Here are some questions that you can ask yourself that may help you understand your … [Read more...] about Questions to help reflect on your day
So, with the vaccination rollout going at such a great pace, the summer is looking brilliant for some. Most are looking forward to getting back to the pubs and festivals such as Reading sold out tickets in days! But for many, the thought of lockdown easing is bittersweet. Many … [Read more...] about How to manage your feelings as lockdown eases
Whether you want to move to a different household, or you have received a positive test, there are many reasons why you may need to self-isolate. Many people have endured the lonely and long 14 days and it isn't always easy, but here are a few of my top tips for having a … [Read more...] about Students guide to self-isolating
It was as if we were on a train going at a hundred miles per hour and right before the train flew off a cliff, the emergency brake was pulled. It left many, including us, as two mental health professionals, shook, sad and confused, at times helpless seeing loved ones sick/dead, … [Read more...] about Through the lens of two U.S. mental health clinicians: A lockdown that unlocked emotions
Creating a journal is a great way to write down your thoughts and feelings, to release any unnecessary emotions that are causing you mental and emotional harm. It is also a good way to keep yourself grounded and sane, especially when you a stranded at home during the lockdown … [Read more...] about Things to include in a Journal
A good friend told me recently: 'Accept the things I can’t change, change the things I can’t accept' - Steph, 20. My mother told me when I was 18: 'Live every moment and make it worthwhile' - Christine, 20. A friend of my church pastor told me last year: 'People come into … [Read more...] about Aspect Case Study: What is the best advice you have ever been given?
It is the easiest statement to say that 'this has been a tough year' but it has been a lot more than that for a substantial number of people, it still is. The economy is shrinking, rules are commanded on a stop/start basis and relationships are continually feeling strained. … [Read more...] about Covid-19: The global destructor of mental health
In life, we all go through all kinds of encounters. We all face everyday challenges, all the while seeking self-discovery and happiness. Highs and lows, heartbreaks and achievements are always going to be there, and everything in between. So, the smallest few words can sometimes … [Read more...] about 10 Quotes to Help You Through 2021
Voice notes are my love language. Why put your thumbs through all that tapping when you can just waffle on to your heart’s content and send it to your loved ones, whether they want to listen to it or not. After sending a particularly long voice note (from memory it was about how … [Read more...] about And How Did That Make You Feel?
It did not matter who you are; I wanted to be your friend. I wanted the whole world to like me. It is a challenge for me not to be a people pleaser, and I am often at fault for putting people above my own needs, which caused a lot of stress and drama in my life. I quickly … [Read more...] about I am the girl who wants to be liked
In every way imaginable, our world has been painstakingly gendered, gendered in ways that have been deemed socially acceptable by those in power. It's time for a change. Simply put, the gender binary no longer serves a constructive purpose and therefore has no reason to stick … [Read more...] about Inclusive Bathrooms: Boy or Girl? Yes.