• Spill Ink, Not Tears

    Writing can heal. You have probably heard of the health benefits of undertaking activities like yoga, meditation or psychotherapy. But these activities do not help everyone. We all have different needs, preferences and interests. I would like to talk about a method you might be acquainted with – writing....
  • Talk, Talk, Talk: University Mental Health Day and the Importance of Using our Voice

    University Mental Health Day falls on 7th March 2019, and the campaign this year is all about the power of using your voice. The importance of communication is something repeatedly highlighted when discussing mental health, yet we can’t underestimate how difficult it is for people struggling with their mental...
  • Curating Christmas: the pressure to have the perfect festive season

    What is supposed to be, for many, a time of family, friends, gifts, and celebration, can instead be a time of immense stress and expectations. Students perhaps understand this more than others. The month between the autumn and spring semesters is considered a holiday, but there barely seems to...
  • Finding my feet: how to find out who you truly are before leaving uni

    In some ways, I think we’re all a little like Peter Pan…not wanting to grow up and accept adult responsibilities, and to just have fun really. But with the pressure of uni work, cooking, cleaning, and committing to Crisis AGAIN,  it is really easy to lose yourself. I think...
  • It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas… Stress

    Christmas is upon us, and this year is no exception to the frenzy that usually ensues. The much-awaited Christmas adverts are out; shoppers are sharpening their elbows for Black Friday mayhem; and the painstaking task of fairy light detangling has already begun. I for one am a huge lover...
  • The Kids Are Definitely Not Alright

    Stressed may be desserts spelled backwards, but nobody said university would be a piece of cake. When we took steps towards applying for universities we all knew that if we got in, the work would be more challenging – but the promise of freedom, alcohol, nightclubs and adulthood kept...
  • There’s room for more puppies at the University of Nottingham

    Exam season is the worst season. It’s a time of stress, binge-eating, and many tears—well for me anyway. What could make this all go away do I hear you ask? Well, having a room full of puppies of course! I hear people say: ‘A puppy is for life, not...