Supporting a friend

8 Signs of a Psychologically Abusive Relationship

Posted on 15 November 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Natalie, student Wellbeing Champion, discusses signs of a psychologically abusive relationship. Are you in a happy and healthy relationship? Having a partner is supposed to make feel you happy and secure. If you don’t feel this way, then there may be problems you need to recognise. If you don’t feel secure, comfortable and loved, perhaps
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Supporting a friend in an abusive relationship

Posted on 2 November 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Natalie, Student Wellbeing Champion, shares 6 tips to support a friend in an abusive relationship. Seeing a friend in an abusive relationship can be very scary or frustrating. Even though you want to help, you may feel like you have no control of the situation and be unsure of how to go about it. Whilst it is up to
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Asexual Awareness Week

Posted on 25 October 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo and Tsvetina from the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service talk about Asexual Awareness Week: 23rd October – 29th October. Asexual Awareness Week is an annual international campaign designed to raise awareness about and promote visibility of the asexual community. Not everybody is interested in sex! An asexual person (sometimes known as ‘ace’, for short)
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My friend told me they have depression…what can I do?

Posted on 17 October 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Natalie, Student Wellbeing Champion, talks about depression and tips for supporting a friend experiencing the illness. Depression is more than just ‘feeling sad’, it is a mental illness which causes people to experience low self-esteem, lack of motivation and permeating feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, negativity and helplessness. You can’t just make it go away or snap
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Be drink aware

Posted on 16 September 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy and Rachel, Wellbeing Practitioners from our Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Service, explain the effects of alcohol and how to cut down. For some, the university experience involves trying new things – but don’t feel like you need to reach for the schnapps to fit in and have fun. Alcohol can affect your university experience and your mental
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8 things to do if you’re worried about a friend

Posted on 22 June 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Sarah, Student Intern for Counselling, Health & Wellbeing shares her thoughts on 8 things to do if you’re worried about a friend … When you’re worried about a friend or flatmate’s mental health it can be really difficult to know what to do. But friendship can play a key role in helping someone cope with
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