Category: Wellbeing

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A detailed account of a disabled mature student's experience of starting university.

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Research by University of Derby Online alumna Freda Gonot-Schoupinsky led to the Laughie, a new way of improving wellbeing by encouraging people to laugh. In this blog, she explains why it is smart to laugh.

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Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor at the University of Derby looks at why psychological wellbeing should be included in Coronavirus Action Plan.

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As we approach The National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour period over 6-7 March which encourages people to unplug and do things other than using their electronic devices, Dr Tariq Abdullah, Academic Lead in Computing and IT at the University of Derby highlights the value of disconnecting from digital devices.

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Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology at the University of Derby and psychological consultant Nataliya Braun explore the influence of dance on embodied self-awareness and wellbeing.

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Dr Emma Sharpe, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, looks at why we continue to underestimate the importance of emotion given its clear link to both the onset and maintenance of eating disorders.

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Despite suffering with her mental health, Annaline took advantage of the University's support services, challenged herself and exceeded her own expectations.

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Miles Richardson, Professor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness at the University of Derby, explains new research has shown that having a close connection with the natural world is a key to us feeling passionate about our environment and better about ourselves too.

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Undergraduate student Nigel Duffus shares his top five places to visit in Derby City when he's not studying.

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Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor in Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses the importance of sleep and shares top tips to help improve sleep quality.