Archive for the Tag 'support'

Medical students and mental health

The view from the Faculty Support Office; Medical students present with a range of conditions, both mental and physical in all years of the programme. Some of the mental health conditions that our students currently present with are Generalised Anxiety Disorders, Eating disorders, Asperger’s, OCD, Bipolar disorder, Depression and PTSD. Some of the physical health […]

When you hear the word ‘counselling’ what do you think of?

Two people in a room; one talking and the other just nodding and listening?  Films have a lot to answer for, and for me that image conveys nothing of the aliveness of the relationship that counselling offers. For instance, when was the last time that a friend or someone in your family really listened to your […]

Eating Your Heart Out

Many of us eat chocolate when we want a treat, or when we’re having a bad day – and where’s the harm in that?    We don’t just eat for health; the fact is eating is one of life’s pleasures.  There’s no reason why we shouldn’t enjoy food or use it now and then to […]

“Home is the nicest word there is”

Homesickness   Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.  ~John Ed Pearce, American Newspaper Editor/ political speech writer Freshers’ week is over, the excitement has been countered by your course reading list, and reality is starting to have an impact… New surroundings, new people, […]