So, this will kick off a new (and hopefully) monthly tradition of rounding up what I’ve been reading for the past month. Let’s get to it. Sanity, Madness And the Family: Families of Schizophrenics by Aaron Esterson, & R. D. Laing First up, a book that has been kicking about a family members’ house since I was… Read More Reading Round-Up: March
So, you’re in the PhD, you’ve worked so hard to get here, you’ve worked for years and years to get here, you were overjoyed to finally see a dream come true, and for some worries to resolve themselves (yay, funding!) – but, it is not having a positive effect on your mental health. It’s not… Read More Impostor Syndrome & Mental Health: Hiding or Beginning?
I started my PhD looking at mental health and (un)employment at the University of Glasgow in October of last year. I’m lucky that I have a great office space, on the main campus, and with great (and very friendly office-mates). I have been enjoying the process, and have been taking the time to realise what… Read More Reflection: The PhD Three Months In
The festive period takes it’s toll, there’s no doubt about it – and when you’re dealing with poor mental health that can be up and down on the best of days, this time of year can seem especially hard. The need for perfection, often exacerbated by the seemingly endless stream of ‘perfect’ lives and holidays… Read More Christmas: Your Best is Enough
This summer I applied, successfully, and took part in I’m a Scientist: Get Me Out of Here! Billed as an “X Factor-style competition between scientists, where students are the judges” it was, at its heart, a public engagement event. One I was excited to take part in. The event took place entirely online in chat-room… Read More I’m a Scientist! Taking Part in Public Engagement