4 ways yoga improves your mental health

by Daniela Baicoianu, BA (Hons) Public Relations Have you ever thought yourself a yogi after having only done a few random YouTube videos? I did. Soon enough I started to realise I had no idea what I was doing. I slowly became frustrated with my level of flexibility or total lack of it. I had pushed…

Hallam mental health support: The ultimate list

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 3rd Year World Mental Health Day is an incredible opportunity for people to start conversations about their experiences with mental health difficulties and recovery. For many university students, finding the courage to even consider speaking about these topics can be a daunting task, and I as well as many…

Four vital things to know to reduce stress at uni

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2nd Year  1. How to cope with financial stress For most of us, university is the first time we have lived away from home, and therefore the first time we are financially responsible for ourselves. So first things first, we have to cut ourselves some slack. We’re going…

Not giving up when depressed at uni

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 3rd Year I have toyed with the idea of dropping out of university on numerous occasions in the time I have spent at Sheffield Hallam. After attempting to move into the city twice, my first and second year, and both moves ending with major depressive breakdowns, I felt…

Coping at Christmas

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing Christmas is supposed to be the time of year for endless joy and excitement, especially as a student. We have a secret Santa to look forward to, Mad Friday just around the corner and Christmas parties on their way. But for a lot of us, especially those of…