Ellie Futter reports her survey findings on how students really feel about this odd return to university.
Emma Ferguson describes her experience of shielding and offers her advice for vulnerable students.
“I think that the transition in becoming an adult is becoming all the more intense” Amy Wells says to me, the Welfare Officer at Leeds University Union (LUU), as we discuss over the phone about […]
Sometimes, in a world where everything feels incredibly scary and uncertain, you have to give yourself a pat on the back for getting out of bed. It’s very easy to beat yourself up about having […]
It’s widely accepted that social media can have negative impacts on the mental health of its users, particularly children and teenagers. In a development in tackling this serious issue, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has […]
It’s that time of year again. You know, the time where Operation Secret Santa is in full effect and you’re a part of it by hook or by crook – at least, that’s how it can feel like at times right? This especially seems to be the case at work where you’re given a Secret Santa, and whilst it is never fully enforced, there is that unspoken expectation of you being a part of it. After all, you don’t want to look like the grinch when everyone else is passing around gifts. So, what do you do if Secret Santa really isn’t your cup of tea? Here are a few suggestions that may be useful.
“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?” “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is […]
Recently, I have been suffering with one of the strongest and most powerful waves of my anxiety that I’ve ever experienced. Although I’m still a high functioning person getting up and out of the house, […]
Most people that suffer with depression and/or anxiety will know just how overwhelming and debilitating it can be. I have realised that once you’ve worked through negative feelings there is, in fact, a silver lining. Now […]
As usual, I had an overly-ambitious idea of what this holiday period would be like – full of library study sessions, frequent meetups with friends, and hopefully some reading for pleasure on the side. Unfortunately […]
Late last year, seemingly out of nowhere, anxiety found me. It gripped me with its dull, malevolent claws, and, so far, hasn’t yet let go. It wasn’t Uni stress, it wasn’t a personal issue. To […]
Your friends are all pre-drinking for the night ahead. They’ve been playing ring of fire in the kitchen for the last half hour but you’re still in your room. Perhaps you’re studying your ceiling contemplating […]