Category: Wellbeing

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Dr Gulcan Garip, Health Psychologist at the University of Derby, offers some top tips to help make the most of your days during self-isolation.

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Professor Miles Richardson explains the benefit of noticing nature while our mental wellbeing is challenged by the impact of coronavirus.

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Dave Home provides insights on how his movement practices enrich lives by focusing on mindfulness and the development of the therapeutic relationship.

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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.