So, Fresher’s Week is fast approaching. You may even be in the midst of it as you read this. Typically, Freshers is a week that is represented as a week (now sometimes two!) of drinking, club events which include dressing up, getting yourself into weird situations, getting with random people, living off tinned goods and… Continue reading Fresher’s Pressure
If you haven’t heard me mention it approximately 500 thousand times, I graduated last month with a first-class degree. This didn’t come particularly easy to me, I’m not naturally clever (in my opinion), I’m more book clever. If I can read about it, I know about it. I have no A* GCSEs and my A-level… Continue reading Staying Organised at University
This post originally took the form of an email to Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes in response to their conversation on the podcast The High Low. I have suffered from separation anxiety, which often isn’t talked about but, 4% of young people suffer from since childhood. For me it was a fear that if I… Continue reading Is Mental Health Education in Schools a Good Thing?
Hello! In the last year, I’ve felt lost with my blogging and unsure of the direction I wanted this space to take. At its heart, Our Rose is a mental health and student blog, however, there is more to me than being the ‘anxious student who campaigns’. I’ve written more about this in this blog… Continue reading Student Eats: Chinese Sweetcorn Soup
In the last year there has been a rise in television with mental health storylines from popular soap operas EastEnders and Coronation Street to Netflix shows Thirteen Reasons Why and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. There are usually two sides of this conversation. The first being it is good for educating and tackling stigma, the second being that… Continue reading Mental Health on Television
Dear, you, When people talk about those who changed their life, they probably think of significant relationships, friendships, partners. For me, it was you. I would not be the person standing here today if it wasn’t for the way you helped to re-mould me into a person who lived life a little fuller and dreamed… Continue reading To My Mental Health Nurse on The Day, I Graduate University
Since finishing my degree in May I’ve been catching up on all the reading I replaced with Netflix over the course of the three years. Anyone else feel like they couldn’t bear looking at a ‘reading-for-enjoyment’ book during their degree? Each time I’ve finished one I’ve thought, I should probably blog about that but yanno,… Continue reading Recent Reads