Life · Mental health · University

The lazy kitchen

I’m a student. I’m an inherently lazy creature (my parents and flatmates can testify). Also, sometimes I get depressed. When the three combine, despite my normally voracious appetite (again, parents and flatmates can testify), sometimes food just becomes a non-priority. On the plus side, a couple of years being a lazy student with depression on top… Continue reading The lazy kitchen

52 Weeks of Gratitude · Mental health · Relationships · University

Week 7: A friend (part 1)

It’s easy to see that this gratitude challenge greatly values friends: there are three entire weeks dedicated to this topic! As I’m writing this, however, I somehow feel stumped about whom to dedicate this post to. How could I possibly choose from the many beautiful people that has touched my life?  I’m not going to choose… Continue reading Week 7: A friend (part 1)

Life · University

Tips for decorating your student bedroom

It’s that time of year again! The end of the summer holiday is nigh (boo) and thousands of men and women are preparing to leave for university, perhaps for the first time. For me, moving into the student accommodation is a huge part of the excitement of the new academic year. Those of you who… Continue reading Tips for decorating your student bedroom

Letters to myself · Life · Medical school · Mental health · University

Academic year goals

It’s the last month of the summer holidays and I’m getting to that stage where I’m restless and wanting to dive back into university. No doubt, come September, I’ll get two days in before deciding I’m a masochist. But hey. Right now I’m capitalising on the excitement to pin down what things I’m going to… Continue reading Academic year goals

Anxiety · Depression · Medical school · Mental health · University

Telling the big bosses

At the beginning of medical school, I remember having a scary lecture along the lines of professional behaviour. Prominent in this lecture was “Fitness to Practice”. They really made a point of how the second your behaviour compromises your safe practice as a doctor/medical student, you will be hauled in front of the GMC and… Continue reading Telling the big bosses

Anxiety · Depression · Life · Medical school · Mental health · University

In the beginning

I’m convinced that a major reason that some people don’t seek help for mental health because of the uncertainty around the issue. In the niche little worlds of medical schools, despite effort from the GMC and faculties, I basically had no idea about the frameworks that are there to support students. I’m going to recount… Continue reading In the beginning