Category: Wellbeing

Manaal Mulla standing on a street in Derby outside a park

Manaal describes her throught process in finding a place to call home during COVID-19.

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In this blog Dr Fiona Holland, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses whether a positive psychology intervention could make a difference for those working in healthcare settings.

Male and female hands holding a pair of baby shoes between them

In this blog Christopher Barnes, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, examines what life in lockdown is like when you are a new parent.

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In this blog, Katia Correa Vione, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, explores how exposure to negative news affects our mental health.

A woman riding a bike down a gravel path in a wooded area

Miles Richardson, Professor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness at the University of Derby, has been working with The Wildlife Trusts on new research which shows the feel-good factor from simple daily engagement with nature can last for months, once initiated. Here, he discusses the latest research and how to make the most of spending time in nature during the current lockdown.

Thomas Berrington in Derby city centre

Thomas gives an overview of some of the methods he has been using to help keep himself motivated whilst studying from home.

Simona in the Atrium

Simona Velcovska shares her experiences as an international student during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020.

Ioana Bactu in the Seasons room at the University of Derby in front of an open MacBook

Ioana outlines her various coping mechanisms for studying at home rather than on campus during the COVID-19 campus closures.

A student sat in front of a Mac

MA Creative Writing student Laura talks about moving to online study at the University of Derby.

Headshot of student Arvin Johal

Arvin shares his daily routine and how he maintains a healthy work-life balance when studying from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.