Ark Behavioral Health is an accredited drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in the US. They know that it has been harder to support people during Covid and have created resources that can help. There are a whole host of social, economic, and cultural forces that have driven increases in mental health symptoms in a wide number of people not just students, not to mention those with pre-existing mental health issues. Here are some resources that may be useful if you feel you
It’s funny how a few days ago I didn’t know such a word existed in the first place! Until I stumbled across it on a Ted talk as I was aimlessly watching YouTube, of course that's what you do when deadlines are peaking around the corner, and you are seeking the impossible comfort by actively exercising procrastination. It is utterly strange how a single word has ended up significantly shifting the way I perceived the obstacle course I was facing over the last few weeks. Not on
This piece in the Guardian looks at how the extra pressures of Covid on postgraduate students, has resulted in a need for extra mental health support. A lot of emphasis in the media has been placed on undergraduates, but for postgraduates the pandemic is amplifying existing problems and bringing new challenges, including switching to virtual research projects, or seeking funding extensions. We are proud to say that our ProtectED Founder Member Universities are forward thinker
It has been a difficult year for students, we have all seen the stories in the press of Covid Parties and Students paying rent when they are not able to live in their accommodation, but what has it really been like for students at university this year? Student Crowd using feedback from over 16,000 students, have drilled down into the student review data, to find out what students experiences in everything from lectures to housing has really been like. Read the full article he
Studying during the pandemic has been difficult for most students but if you're a student with a disability or a long-term health condition, it has probably made life and study even more difficult. Student Minds have created a section within their Student Space resources, that gives advice on these new challenges, including giving advice for students with hearing impairments and how to study safely if you are clinically vulnerable. Take a look here if you need support.
Blackbullion the learning platform that helps students develop essential money skills for life. They have released an interesting report looking at what students actually say when asked about the support they have received. With all student support online at the moment it is interesting to note that most of the students are complimentary, which just goes to show the effort that some universities are putting into providing support for students during these changing times. Read
With a third lockdown In April the 'All Bets Are Off' podcast was created as a gambling addiction recovery podcast. They cover a large range of gambling support and personal experiences during their discussions, everything from recovery stories to wanting positive change and re-form. We thought their newest episode Gambling & The Chinese Community, would be of great interest. This podcast edition features Dr Edward Kwan who was the first specialist certified gambling counsell
The Student Room have again shed light of some of the burning issues that are affecting students all over the UK. They have reported that posting on their platform was up 39% in January alone. It is important to listen to what students want and need, after all it is their experience university. Covid-19 has impacted every aspect of their learning, social lives and futures, it is good to know what they think, and what changes and support they want to see. Students have discuss