#UniMentalHealthDay: RSCPP therapists’ advice for students on managing mental health at university

#UniMentalHealthDay: RSCPP therapists’ advice for students on managing mental health at university

Originally published at rscpp.co.uk. Wednesday 18 February is University Mental Health Day, an initiative organised by the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) and Student Minds, to put the spotlight on the mental health of people living, studying and working in higher education settings. According to Student Minds, events will be taking place on over 50 … Continue reading

RSCPP case study: Relationship counselling

RSCPP case study: Relationship counselling

Originally published at rscpp.co.uk Whether you’ve been together for five years or fifty, no couple is immune from relationship difficulties. In fact, relationship problems are the second most searched for issue on rscpp.co.uk – second only to depression. These problems can feel deeply personal, and you may feel that you’d rather solve them between yourselves. However, … Continue reading

Sexism, journalism and impostor syndrome

Sexism, journalism and impostor syndrome

About a month ago I received an email from Jonathan Hewett, who taught me on my journalism MA, inviting me to speak on a panel at the Association for Journalism Education (AJE)’s spring seminar. The subject for the entire day was sexism in journalism, and the panel in question was looking at higher education perspectives – … Continue reading

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” Neil Gaiman Today was my first full … Continue reading

Christmas mental health resources

Christmas mental health resources

7 ways therapy can help you have a mentally healthy Christmas Originally published at RSCPP.co.uk According to Andy Williams’ 1963 pop classic, it’s the “most wonderful time of the year”. But we all know that, in reality, Christmas comes with more than its fair share of stresses and, if you’re affected by a mental health … Continue reading

Wednesday inspiration

Wednesday inspiration

It’s been a really productive, positive week (already – and it’s only Wednesday afternoon!) so I treated myself to a print of this quote for my office wall. “Nothing will work unless you do” – by one of my favourite women, writers and feminists, the brilliant Maya Angelou. Available from Etsy.

Why do women still need to ‘Reclaim The Night’ in the UK?

Why do women still need to ‘Reclaim The Night’ in the UK?

Originally published at The Telegraph. As the women-only march ‘Reclaim The Night’ celebrates its 10th anniversary, Sarah Graham explores the extreme measures women still go to protect themselves, when walking home in the evening. This evening (Saturday 22 November) marks the 10th anniversary of the revived Reclaim The Night march in London – an annual … Continue reading