BreatheUni: More on Coping – Insights on Grounding

Lauren T., MSc Health Psychology Student and volunteer


So we’ve talked a bit about coping – what it is, how it can help, yeah? Now how about let me tell you a bit more on a specific type of coping that myself and quite a few of my friends rely on – grounding.

Grounding essentially focuses on distracting you from your current and perhaps

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The Story Behind the Story: Understanding how employees really feel


We’ve acknowledged the problem but organisations have not yet had their epiphany. Understanding how to systematically measure and manage intangibles like mental health and social capital will have a dramatic effect on organisational performance.

There has been tremendous progress over the past few years as organisations have become increasingly alive to the importance and impact of wellbeing, culture and internal relationships. However, an article published this week in ‘People Management’ highlighted the disconnect that exists between how HR view their employees state of wellbeing, productivity and morale and how employees really feel about the pandemic.

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BreatheUni: Coping Amidst the Pandemic

Anisa D., MSc Health Psychology & Lauren T., MSc Health Psychology Students and volunteers


Since this pandemic started, many of us have experienced a whirlwind of emotions. Admittedly as students, (who are also working and volunteering), sleeping, working, attending lectures, completing assignments, and socialising from the same

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BreatheUni: More on Anxiety

by Nazia U., MSc Psychology Student & Jessica P., BSc Psychology and Counselling Student and volunteers


What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural, emotional response to an encounter that worries or panics you, for example, a job interview or an exam. It’s a part of the human experience and most of the time, it can be managed or

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BreatheUni: About OCD & Anxiety

by Anna P., an MSc Psychology student volunteer


On the 2nd February, at our Breathe Café online, we had an inspiring talk by Helena Tarrant, Cartoonist and author of ‘Beating OCD and Anxiety’. She talked us through her own experiences and recovery process of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

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