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Happy New Year – That Break Went Far Too Quickly!!!!

Posted 12th January 2016 by Joelle

Happy New Year – That Break Went Far Too Quickly!!!! Sooooo, first blog of the new year – Happy New Year to you all 😀 Don’t know how anyone else feels, but that break went far too quickly for my liking; I’m not sure whether I am happy or sad about that. The Christmas period […]

I think a change would do you good

Posted 11th January 2016 by Isobel

Hey guys So I have been feeling really stressed recently and feeling completely overwhelmed with how much i have to do this semester.   I have never been one that deals well with change, I like routine, or the familiar, and when i get used to a certain way of doing things I find it […]

Belated December Post

Posted 10th January 2016 by Martha

Hi all, sorry I am so late in posting this. December was a stressful month full of money, college and family related issues. Some good news is that I now have a part-time job working as a bar maid in a night club which is some extra money in the forever-empty pig. I also really […]

‘Don’t Panic’ it’s easier said than done right?

Posted by Isobel

So recently I have been really struggling to keep things in perspective, really really struggling. I am a natural born worrier at the best of times but when things get on top of me i tend to worry about the littlest things and allow it to take over everything to the point where i lose […]

Tough Choices

Posted 9th January 2016 by Judith

It’s been over a month since my last blog, and a lot has happened in the last four weeks. I’ve made some of the biggest choices of my life and struggled through some tough patches of serious lonliness and doubt. So what has happened? In short, I’ve decided to leave my PhD and embark on […]

Christmas again..

Posted 8th January 2016 by Zoe

Hi guys So things have been going well, or at least they until recently. I think it is something to do with the shorter darker days, and the fact that I have upcoming exams. I don’t realise how stressed I am, or how it is affecting me, and then all of a sudden my brain […]

Time to run!

Posted 7th January 2016 by Judith

I’m both terrified and excited about running London. I’ve put in the hours of training, yoga and best of all, the hours of recovery and eating that go with marathon training. Now there’s just time to go to running a marathon, pick up my race pack and number, spend a night with one of my […]

January – New Year!

Posted 6th January 2016 by Rory

  Hello everyone, I hope you all had a nice Christmas and new year! It was great to spend time with all my friends and family, and relax momentarily before I had to get my head in some books and start all my assignments for January! But despite all of that, was a great end […]

‘I’m on the road to recovery from depression thanks to a brilliant website’

Posted 5th January 2016 by Students Against Depression

Judith runs London Marathon to support Students Against Depression A Bristol student ran the London Marathon to support the website which helped her overcome debilitating depression. Judith Robinson, 24, credits the Students Against Depression site for giving her the confidence to carry on during some of her darkest moments. Now enjoying life for the first […]

A well earned rest

Posted 4th January 2016 by Judith

Well it’s been over two weeks since the big day, and I’ve very nearly caught up on sleep and food. So what was running the London Marathon like? In a word, amazing. My Sunday morning started bright and early, with a large bowl of porridge and plenty of honey to get my sugar kick going. […]

New Beginnings

Posted 3rd January 2016 by Isobel

Finally got round to blogging again after so long! I have been so ridiculously busy these last few months i haven’t known where to start, having just finished my final year at university my head is spinning a bit, I can’t believe it is all finally over, finished, after all this time. I remember at […]

December 2015

Posted 2nd January 2016 by Zoe

I was actually wondering how Christmas would hit me this year, as the past 2 Christmas’s haven’t been too amazing. This year however seems to be different! There are always arguments at this time of year, and I also have to do some extra work this year, but there are no familiar feelings of desperation […]

How I overcame my depression

Posted by Anonymous

About this time last year, I was depressed and had recurring suicidal thoughts. I had a difficult time finishing my degree and felt like failure. Today I am full of energy, mainly because I read the works of Aaron Beck and Martin Seligman on depression and happiness, after which my depression disappeared entirely and my […]

Exam Stress

Posted 1st January 2016 by Students Against Depression

At this time of year, lots of us are feeling the stress of getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas holidays, and taking January exams. For some of us, these are the first exams we’ve taken at university – and these ones are real! It’s important to find strategies that help deal […]

It Gets Brighter

Posted 31st December 2015 by Students Against Depression

On Wednesday 28th January, students from Oxford University launched the It Gets Brighter campaign. The campaign invites people from around the world to end the silence about mental health by collecting short videos of hope from individuals who have experienced a mental health difficulty and those who support them. Ms Emma Lawrance, It Gets Brighter […]

What is Mindfulness?

Posted 30th December 2015 by Students Against Depression

– Sophie Dishman Mindfulness is simply being aware of something. Think of knowing that a car is coming or that the microwave is going to beep. You are aware of that happening. You can also do this with your thoughts, feelings and actions. Many of us are on ‘automatic’, we don’t think about things, we […]

Depression: My Experience

Posted 29th December 2015 by Students Against Depression

– Harriet I think in a way the last few months have been kind of enlightening as I fully came to terms with this disease and interestingly I found I was embarrassed to put it online for everyone to see. So now it’s time to come clean and be truly honest about what’s been happening. […]

The Sound of the Silence.

Posted 26th December 2015 by Anonymous

This blog comes from a Student Minds volunteer from the Sheffield Mental Health Matters society. I find it absolutely bizarre when I hear about people refusing to believe that mental health problems are a real issue, and not just a name for a teenage, dark fringed fan of My Chemical Romance. I don’t mean to […]

Announcing the Parents’ Guide to Depression

Posted 5th December 2014 by Students Against Depression

With their first term over, many new university students will return home for the holidays full of stories of forged friendships and exciting adventures. But for others, the experience will have been a challenging one. They may have struggled with feelings of homesickness, isolation, anxiety and stress. A survey in November 2014 found that those aged between 18 […]

Positive Minds

Posted 22nd October 2014 by Students Against Depression

In the Autumn of 2014, Students Against Depression collaborated with Student Minds to launch Positive Minds, a 6-week course for tackling low mood and depression. The Positive Minds course has been designed to give students the skills they need to keep low mood at bay. If you are interested in learning new ideas to help […]

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