Posted in Wellness

Being Better Than Well at Birmingham University

Luke Trainor is the Project Manager of Better Than Well, a Collegiate Recovery Programme launched at The University of Birmingham in July 2021. In this article, he reveals the journey of challenge, learning and dedication that took him there.
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Think twice before you ask someone why they’re not drinking this Christmas Comment

Our marketing and comms lead, Simon, penned this timely article for Metro News this month. Discussing loneliness, socialisation, and recovery over the Christmas period,
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Process addictions - compulsion comes in many forms

Addiction can occur in many forms. Addiction is often characterised by a physical dependence that results in withdrawal symptoms when not met, but behavioural addictions can occur with negative consequences in a person’s life without some of the physical symptoms experienced by those who experience substance use.
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It was right in front of me, and I still couldn’t see it was addiction

Addiction isn't just a physical battle. Sometimes the mental side is far more overwhelming.
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I realised I wasn’t drinking to socialise, but to mask what was really going on

As a mature student, the heavy drinking norms of freshers’ week have thankfully passed me by. However, growing up amidst the 90s rave scene normalised a lot of things for me that were, in reality, extremely damaging.
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Our conversation with BBC Radio Tees about recovery on campus

Adam Petson and Peter Da Silva discuss how the presence of recovery on campus can make a big difference to students, and how it is already working at Teesside University.
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Short story: I needed you

Writing can be therapeutic, for an abundance of reasons. Here, we have a short story, written by author and PR Consultant, Lucy Nichol. If you ever feel inspired to add your own creative writing to HEART, please do - we'd love to read it!
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Stress management

Stress is something that everyone experiences, but for some people it can affect their life, health and wellbeing.
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Revision tips

When it comes to exam season, or even dissertation writing, everyone has their own unique way of being the most productive. It’s important during periods of stress that you look after yourself too, and we’ve pulled together some tips below to help you out:
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