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Surviving Freshers’ week (and beyond!) with a pre-existing mental health condition

So you’ve survived exam season, collected your results and you’ve been offered a place at your chosen University - Congratulations!. Once all of the Results Day celebrations die down and the time comes to start writing packing lists, filling in registration forms and getting your head around the idea of living in a new city… Continue reading Surviving Freshers’ week (and beyond!) with a pre-existing mental health condition

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‘R’ is for Routine

Before I struggled with my mental health the thought of a predictable day or a weekend plan booked months in advance, filled me with dread. Pre-planning killed the excitement and I hated the idea of being tied down to plans with no room for spontaneity. I had no idea what career path I wanted to… Continue reading ‘R’ is for Routine

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Trying to get help when you don’t fit the stereotypes

When I started experiencing difficulties with my mental health, I was worried that I would be judged by those around me, by those employing me and by those who didn’t understand what I was going through. That which I hadn’t considered though was was the possibility of being judged, or even discriminated against, by the… Continue reading Trying to get help when you don’t fit the stereotypes

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What is it actually like to be depressed in your early 20s?

Depression. As a society, we're talking about it now more than ever before, and with good reason. Mental health has a long and dark history of being the neglected side of healthcare in Britain and across the globe, but over the last decade, it seems like people are finally starting to take it a little… Continue reading What is it actually like to be depressed in your early 20s?