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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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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We Are In A Mental Health Pandemic Too And We Need To Realise It

The true impact of COVID-19 goes far deeper than the physical effects of the virus. Each day, we see the new horrifying death rate and the many thousands of new cases that have been detected.

But what we don’t see is the number of people who are suffering immensely mentally as a result of the pandemic.

Sure, we have heard the news stories stating that the situation is ‘affecting people’s mental health.’ But like most phrases that are said repeatedly over time, the term ‘mental health issues’ becomes a throwaway statement, background noise. After a while, it stops having meaning when we hear it.

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